Run in Lyon

Lyon, France

03 Oct 2021 (Sun)


Run in Lyon

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If running in a city which parts are recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site is your goal then you have to run in Lyon. This beautiful city has many beautiful landmarks. Some of them date back to ancient times when Lyon was the capital of Gaule. Others like Lyon's historical old town, Parc de la Tête, Gerland stadium or the banks of the Rhone river and the banks of the Saône river make the backdrop to the course of the Run in Lyon marathon. Majority of the course of the marathon traces the above mentioned rivers and the finish line is in the famous Bellecour square where you will be able to take some memorable Lyon Marathon or Lyon Half Marathon after photos.

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Experienced runners, this page is for you. There isn't much to say about the Marathon because it is THE mythical distance par excellence. The Marathon represents a very significant sporting challenge, whether it is your first or whether you have already had the opportunity (and courage) to do what is, for many runners, a dream.

So, to honour these 42.195 km of intense effort, we have prepared a superb route around the capital of the Gauls. Our objective is to make this Marathon a unique event and a highlight of your running career.

Whether your goal is to run the distance for the first time and say 'I did it!', or whether it is to impress your colleagues at work, or improve your time compared to your last race, the Run In Lyon Marathon is the ideal distance.

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The first few kilometres will take you to the quays alongside the Saône, because there is nothing like running along a river bank. You will then run towards the Old Town at the north of the city, where you will reach the Paul Bocuse bridge.

Then you go down to the Croix-Rousse quarter, famous for Lyon's silk industry, previously run by the Canuts. Then you will run around the Parc de la Tête d'Or, one of the biggest urban parks in France which opened in the mid-19th century. From there, you join the banks of the Rhône, heading towards the Stade de Gerland, because it would be unthinkable to come to Lyon without seeing it. Finally, the last 7.195 kilometres will take you back to the Place Bellecour, the biggest pedestrian square in Europe. There, an enthusiastic welcome awaits you, as is fitting for someone who has just finished a challenge of this nature.

Half Marathon

Within the first few kilometres, you will join the quays along the Saône. Is there anything nicer than running along a river bank? From the Vieux-Port (old town), you will run to the Paul Bocuse bridge. Then you will run back along the quays on the opposite side, back down into the Croix-Rousse quarter, famous for the Lyon silk industry and the well-known Canuts. Then there’s just another few kilometres to get to the Place Bellecour, the biggest pedestrian square in Europe.

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Start address: Quai Tilsitt, 69002 Lyon, France

Finish address: Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon, France

Route map

Run in Lyon Route Map

Included in the fee

Access to the Village Run In Lyon animated by our enthusiasm and also surprises (yes, if)
Free and organized training by level (that's nice)
Your participation in the race (still happy)
A T-shirt (collector) and a runner bag
Your exact time (which you will boast about, or not, after the race)
Your medal (because, whatever happens, you will deserve it)
Finisher status (and that's priceless!)
A connected app to accompany you until D-Day


Aid Stations

We will make sure that you get all the sustenance you need to get across the finish line! Refreshments will be organised for all three races, every 5 km. You can grab some water, dried fruit, fresh fruit and sugar.

Award Medals

The finisher's medal will be given to you at the finish line, at Place Bellecour. Almost as soon as you arrive, you can show off your winnings!

Equipment Storage

You can leave your bags at the left luggage facilities at Place Bellecour, so your can run with a clear head and empty pockets. You pick it up after the race upon presentation of your bib.


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Run in Lyon

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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.