Naked Run 11: Marathon

Naked Running

Yes. That Marathon.

There are many cults of running: marathons, 5k, barefoot, extreme, trail, etc. etc. etc.

Maybe even naked running will be a cult one day?

I’m not a member of any cult – I’m a perpetual cynic – but not even I could resist the temptation, while in Athens for a few days, to attempt a naked run at the original site of the mythic birthplace of the running cult to beat all running cults: Marathon, Greece.

Encouraged by a post on I decided to give it a go. The article suggests that nudity is tolerated at the beach at Shinias despite it being not an officially sanctioned naturist beach (there are a few official nude beaches near Athens, but all are rocky or with stretches of sand which hardly reach 100m – not particularly suitable for a naked run!). I wish I could say this experience was an Olympic…

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