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Caen Marathon de la Liberte

Quick facts

Location Caen, France

Distance Marathon

Date 14 June, 2019

About Caen Marathon de la Liberte

Now in its 29th year, the Marathon de la Liberté is the leading event of Les Courants de la Liberté, stretching out over the legendary distance of 42.195km. Steeped in history and memories, Le Marathon de la Liberté is sometimes called the D-Day Landings Marathon and is also known as the Caen Marathon. It has been awarded the FFA national label. Its course is one of the most beautiful ones in France. During this race, personal endeavour is coupled with the discovery of the major milestones of the Normandy Landings (Juno and Sword Beaches, the Casino d’Ouistreham, Pegasus Bridge, etc.), adding a historical reverence to this intense sporting challenge. Often described as the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Marathon de la Liberte passes close to many of the sites associated with the Allied invasion of 1944. Its coastal and rural location also earns it being described as one the most beautiful courses in France. The Cean Marathon is point-to-point, with the start line at Courseulles sur Mer to the finish line at the Memorial of Caen. The race is fairly flat, but even with 15km of the route being coastal, there are some hills to battle. That said the race receives many good reviews, particularly for taking in many beautiful and historical locations along the way.

Start:

Courseulles-Sur-Mer

Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

Finish:

Memorial of Caen

Parc des Expositions de Caen, Rue Joseph Philippon, Caen, France

Difficulty

hilly

Highlights

Often described as the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Marathon de la Liberte passes close to many of the sites associated with the Allied invasion of 1944. Its coastal and rural location also earns it being described as one the most beautiful courses in France.

Overview

The Cean Marathon is point-to-point, with the start line at Courseulles sur Mer to the finish line at the Memorial of Caen. The race is fairly flat, but even with 15km of the route being coastal, there are some hills to battle. That said the race receives many good reviews, particularly for taking in many beautiful and historical locations along the way. The Marathon of Freedom, on its way through 17 towns of Calvados: Courseulles-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, St Aubin-sur-Mer, Langrune-sur-mer, Luc-sur-Mer, Lion-sur- Sea Hermanville-sur-Mer, Colleville-Montgomery, Ouistreham, Bénouville, Blainville-sur-Orne, Biéville-Beuville, Périers-sur-le-Dan Mathieu, Cambes-en-Plaine, Epron and Caen.

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