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French Riviera Marathon - Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes

Quick facts

Location Nice-Cannes, France

Distance Marathon

About French Riviera Marathon - Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes

Just think.. run a marathon in near perfect conditions then treat yourself to a vacation on the French Riviera. Sea, palm trees, snow covered mountain views and French Riviera autumn sun!

The French Riviera Marathon is an IAAF Bronze Label event and the second largest marathon in France.. The French Riviera has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and 115km of coastline and beaches. Add to this stunning scenery and great running conditions and the French Riviera Marathon is the place and event for you.

Be part of the legend of the 1st French marathon behind Paris, the French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes. Enjoy for a week-end or more, sea, palm trees, snow-covered mountain views and French Riviera autumn sun! A 42,195 km seaside unique course between sea and palm trees with snow-covered mountain views. 

Departure from Promenade des Anglais in Nice, close to the Negresco and arrival in the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, nearby the Festival Palace of the Cannes International Film Festival


After Race Services

More than 80 physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropodists will be present in the finish area for your relaxation and recovery.

Aid Stations

On every 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 km, you will find aid stations with soft drinks (water and coke) and fresh food (fresh fruits, dried fruits, chocolate and sugar). Energy drinks will be available at 20km and 30km. Sponge stations and water will be located on every 7.5, 12.5, 17.5, 22.5, 27.5, 32.5 and 38.5 km. A recycling area will be present after each sponge and refreshment station. Please use these areas for your comfort and your environment.

Equipment Storage

You will get your clothing bag (30 liters), which has your race number on a self adhesive sticker, with your race materials. Please use this bag only for your clothes after the race.

Maximum Time

6 hours cut-off time.


The ChampionChip system is used for timing. Your chip is included in your race pack. Timing mats will be in place along the and competitors failing to follow the course will be disqualified. Chips must be returned to the organisation after the race. In case of withdrawal or cancellation, chips must be sent to the organisation 15 days after the race, at the latest. Each non returned chip will be charged 15 euros and the competitor will be disqualified from the event.


A shuttle service is provided to the start line (from Cannes) and return from the finish line (to Nice). Shuttle bus tickets are included with your race entry. Start time for bus departures is 0530am from the Quai Laubeuf, Canne. For runners in Nice, the buses will return from Quai Laubeuf after the event.


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Promenade des Anglais, in front of the théâtre de Verdure.

Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France


Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes in front of the InterContinental Carlton hotel.

Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, France




Along the way, runners will view one of the most significant buildings from the Belle Epoque, the Hotel Negresco, the famous palace with its characteristic pink dome overlooking the Bay of Angels. Another sight in the early stages of the course is the Nice Phoenix Park with its seven hectares of lush greenery and diverse birdlife including peacocks, ostriches, as well as exotic fish. The park houses a greenhouse that contains seven types of tropical and sub-tropical climates.

The course will also pass through the Cap d’Antibes, where a trail along the coast allows runners to experience the chateaux and huge villas. The famed hotel Eden Roc is also found along this stretch. When the route finally winds its way to Cannes, the Palm Beach Casino is another building that the runners will pass before running to victory at the Hotel Intercontinental Carlton built in 1912 on the beautiful avenue of the Croisette on the Riviera.


Starting at the oldest gardens in Nice, the Albert 1st Gardens, the 42.195km route takes runners on a beautiful course to Cannes passing Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins and Vallauris Golfe-Juan. The race will culminate at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes located on the Boulevard de la Croisette set against the backdrop of the stunning Mediterranean Sea

French Riviera Marathon - Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes Trivia

The event was first held in 2008, when the race achieved its full capacity of 10,000 runners, setting a new world record attendance for an event on its debut.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.