On Sunday, April 3rd 2022 a charity swimming event 'Swim for autism' was held for autism awareness and acceptance in Greece at the New Swimming Pool of Kallithea 'Stavros Niarchos', under the auspices of the Municipality of Kallithea.
For 5 hours, every half an hour 20 swimmers, 200 in total, age groupers, professional athletes, Olympians, Paralympians, parents of autistic people and autistic adults were present at this celebration at the beautiful swimming pool of Kallithea.
The action was accompanied voluntarily by the staff and coaches of the swimming pool.
Huge thanks to head coach Tassos Karabelas and his team for embracing this idea from day one!
We warmly thank the Mayor of Kallithea Dimitrios Karnavos and Manolis Kostakis, president of the sports club of Kallithea, who generously donated the swimming pool and were present at this celebration of autism awareness.

Sponsors and contributions:
• Theoni Natural Mineral Water
• Verve Juices
• Gefsinus Food Culture
• GU Energy Greece
• Pharmacy295
• Athensbestsmiles
• 641 six.for.one

Live broadcast from livecoveragegr and swimbikerungr:
• Yiannis Katopodis
• Polydefkis Hantziaras, Konstantinos Papanikolaou


On April 2, 2022, the first race of Race For Autism Gr took place in Tritsi Park of the Municipality of Ilion with 5 and 10 km road races.
The race for autism awareness and acceptance in Greece was sold out with 800 entries.
The start of the 5 km race was given by the Deputy Minister of Welfare Domna Michailidou together with the Mayor of Ilion Nikos Zenetos and the start of the 10 km race by the Attica Regional Governor George Patoulis in the presence of the representative of the Greek Parliament Giannis Loverdos.
The race was honored by the presence of the Honorable President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou who walked symbolically on the 5 km route together with autistic adults from Attica structures with their accompanying caregivers.
The medals were awarded to the first 3 men and women of each race by the officials with the help of the autistic adults.

LiveCoveragegr and Swimbikerungr covered live both races.

Major sponsors of the race:
• Theoni Natural Mineral Water
• Eurobank

Sponsors - Supporters:
• Pharmacy295
• GU Energy Greece
• Interamerican
• 641 six.four.one
• Papanastasiou Company
• Best Smiles

Organization supervision:


In 2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic the RACE FOR AUTISM GR took place virtually the whole month of April with free participation throughout Greece and abroad organised by ALL ABOUT RUNNING under the auspices of the Ministry of Labor and with the support of the Social Welfare Center Attica Region K.K.P.P.A ..

The participations were over 3000 in competitions of running, cycling, swimming and walking.

Race for Autism Gr

Race for Autism Gr - 2021

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On July 26 and 27, 2021 in the beautiful Itilo in the Port of Laconia, the Open Water Swimming race OCEANMAN GREECE (2/5/10 km) was held and was dedicated to autism awareness in Greece.

More than 1000 swimmers from 20 different countries competed wearing the bracelet with the autism logo puzzle.

The start of the race was given by the Deputy Minister of Labor, Welfare and Social Solidarity, Ms. Domna Michailidou

Oceanman - Race for Autism Gr