What is the Paris Marathon?
The Paris Marathon is a road race that takes part annually in April and has 40,000 entries per year. The course takes you through some of the city’s best loved landmarks; such as the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
In true Parisian style, the 42km loop course is populated by musical entertainment and Paris in spring is stunning. It is not a fast course, but a very memorable one.
If you are considering running the Paris Marathon be aware that a new law in France means that all French or non-French runners are required to produce proof of their fitness to participate in running competitions. The medical certificate is to be obtained from a doctor and the original copy must be present at the Running Expo when you collect your bib.
Every race finished receives a medal and a certificate.
How do you get a place in the Paris Marathon?
Runners can enter using the online entry system or by filling out the PDF entry form and sending it to:
253 quai de la Bataille de Stalingrad
92137 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex
Run for charity in the Paris Marathon
There are two ways that you can run for charity. If you have your own entry in the event you should contact the charity of your choice and let them know you would like to help them.
For those without their own entry, there is another option. All of the charities listed on the Paris Marathon site have their own entries and in return for a pre-agreed amount of sponsorship they may offer you a place. However they are likely to receive far more enquiries than they have entries. To contact a charity go to the charity listings. Go to the Paris Marathon Top Events charity listings for more details.
Where can I find out more about the Paris Marathon?
Visit the official Paris Marathon website for more details.