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18.09.2021 - 19.09.2021
06:00 to 14:00
Thermopylae, Greece
Thermopylae 350 09, Greece
Military ruck march to honor the 300 Spartans on the 2501th anniversary of the Thermopylae Battle.

Event Information

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The European Paratroopers SPARTAN MARCH is a 25 km military ruck march. The purpose of the march is to commemorate and honor the 300 Spartans who 2501 years ago fallen fighting to the death on the narrow pass of Thermopylae to secure the existence of the western mankind and a future for the European peoples. The march it's also a good opportunity to demonstrate the physical preparedness of the EPA members as well as a social event to promote the airborne brotherhood and the comradeship among soldiers of different nations. Blisters, sore muscles and a wonderful medal are what you get. Blood, sweat and tears are what you pay. The march invites foreign troops from NATO and friend countries' Airborne Forces.

The 25 km route is a beautiful tour through the historical places and allows you to admire the beauty of the surrounding hills of Thermopylae. Every participant must finish within the time limit of 8 hours, carry 10 kg (Regular Category) or 20 kg (Special Category) – gear, beverages and food are not included. It is recommended to bring at least 3 liters of water and energy food. Weight will be checked before and after the march. If the participant finishes with less carry weight than the required for each edition, NO medal is awarded. Participants must wear EPA combat uniform or their national military combat uniform (if authorized). Boots are mandatory. Please note that all participants must arrive the day before (17.09.21) the start of the event.

The entry fee for the march is €175 which includes a special awards set features a medal, diploma, t-shirt, patch and stickers. There will be a special ribbon device (a golden sword) for the Special catagory (20Kg add. weight). Tickets are non-refundable (in case of cancellation because of COVID-19 a virtual march will be held in place of the traditional, allowing all participants to earn their medal anywhere). 



The SPARTAN MARCH awards set features the European Paratroopers "MOLON LABE" Spartan Medal, Certificate, T-Shirt, Patch and Stickers. The "MOLON LABE" Medal is a commemorative medal struck for the European Paratroopers Association in 2020 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae. This is included in the ticket price. If the 25 km march is not finished within the time limit of 8 hours, NO medal is awarded. 


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This event is open only to our members. To join it you must be a current member of the European Paratroopers Association - i.e. have paid your annual EPA membership fee 2021. There are two possible fee options for this event, all you have to do is check out these options and select the correct one for you:



For who have already paid the annual EPA membership duesThis rate cover:

1. The Spartan MarchMarch, pecial awards set (features a medal, diploma, t-shirt, patch and stickers), and prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.



For who have not yet paid the annual EPA membership duesThis rate cover:

1.  The Spartan MarchMarch, pecial awards set (features a medal, diploma, t-shirt, patch and stickers), and prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners;

2.  The EPA Membership. One (1) year European Paratroopers Association membership.



Register to this event is very easy, and can take only a few minutes. We accept payments through PayPal, so you can use your PayPal account or your Credit Card to pay for this event. Registration closes July 15th. Places are limited so, to avoid disappointment, please register ASAP.


Tregister, follow this simple steps:

1. Select your event Fee Option;

2. Select your Event No.;

3. Type your personal data (Name and Surname) and contact info (E-mail address). Please do not forget to provide your name, surname and email address so that we can contact you.

Then click the “PAY NOW” button. This will take you to the PayPal page where you have to confirm your participation by paying the event fee.


Upon payment, you will get a confirmation email (Please make sure you provided your email address and we will email you the Registration Pack to complete your registration).

So, if you're feeling ready for it, go ahead and start the registration process:


Fee Options
Event No. and Date
Name and Surname
E-mail address



If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact us and we will provide you with our banking details. Please note that bank transfers can take about 2-5 days and that your registration process will be completed only after the transaction is complete.