Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris

Quick facts

Location Paris , France

Distance Marathon

Date April

About Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris offers a unique opportunity to make the city yours by participating in one of the most prestigious races over the legendary 42.195 km distance.

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world, as much for the size of its field as the performances of its runners. Each finisher comes home with incredible memories.

Nearly 145 nationalities and 57,000 runners come to tackle the most fabled long-distance discipline in athletics. In April, this race across Paris, taking in the Champs Elysées, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne, offers an incomparable backdrop, with spectacular views and landmarks all along the route.

Along with the Berlin Marathon and the London Marathon, it is one of the most popular long-distance annual running events in Europe.This is the only French race with the gold label of the IAAF Road Race Label Events .

Practicalities

Aid Stations

There will be water, dry fruits, fresh fruits, and sugar every 5km.

Equipment Storage

There is a baggage check free of charge situated between the starting and the finishing areas, Foch Avenue. You can leave a closed bag and pick it up after the race by presenting your race number.

Provided Photo Service

You will find individual pictures of the race on the www.maindruphoto.com a few days after the race where you will be able to order them to have a souvenir of your exploit.

Timing

Every runner will be given a chip (to be stuck on the back of each bib) when collecting his or her race number and runner's bag at Salon du Running. Check points will be placed at the start, every 5km and at the finish, to control each competitor's time. Runners who do not stay on the road will not be ranked at the finish.

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris Route Map

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris Route Map

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Start:

At the top of the Champs Elysées

156 Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, Frankrike

Finish:

At the bottom of Avenue Foch

81 Avenue Foch, 75116 Paris, Frankrike

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The marathon itself combines personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world's great cities. The athletes will pound the pavements of the French capital's most famous avenues and plazas, from the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, where they take the start, towards the Place de la Concorde. From the Rue de Rivoli they'll then sweep through the Place de la Bastille. After a glimpse of greenery in the Bois de Vincennes, views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower point the way home.

    Overview

    The race starts on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées going downhill to circle round the Place de la Concorde before turning right onto Rue de Rivoli. The route passes the Louvre, then goes round the Place de la Bastille, and down Boulevard Soult to the Bois de Vincennes. A long loop of the Bois de Vincennes returns the route into the heart of Paris. The halfway point is reached at Rue de Charenton. The route now follows the course of the Seine, passing Île de la Cité and going under the Pont Neuf, then a series of tunnels. There is a large drinks station and foot massage at Trocadéro, opposite the Eiffel Tower. The route continues along the Seine, before branching off east to eventually pass though Bois de Boulogne, emerging for the final 200 metres and the finish on the Avenue Foch.


    Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris Trivia

    • On Sunday the 19th of July 1896, there was a big crowd at porte Maillot for the first French marathon, which brought together 191 participants. For this first French marathon, run over the 40 km separating Paris from Conflans, the organisers, the Petit Journal, decided to award a commemorative medal to all runners who finished the race in under 4 hours. Why 40 kilometres? Simply because this was the distance separating Marathon from Athens; the current distance of the competition (42,195 km) is simply that of the London Olympic marathon (1908).
    • This is the only French race with the gold label of the IAAF Road Race Label Events .Globally, the 2013 edition is the second marathon in terms of participants completing the course (38,690 arrivals) just behind the New York Marathon . It is also the ninth fastest in terms of combined male-female performance (as at 30 December 2007).
    • To Amaury Sport Organisation , this test generates 5.6 million turnover and a gross margin of around 30% .

    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.