A guide to the Paris Marathon


Paris is the city of romance, decadent food and the Eiffel Tower. Have you ever considered that it might be the location for your next marathon? What’s not to love about joining 55 000 other people in a race around this historic city? It’s time to fall head over heels for the Paris Marathon.

Also known as the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, the Paris Marathon takes place every April. You can opt to register as an individual, as a company team of at least 10 people, as part of a greater tour of Paris, or as a fundraising participant.

The route takes you through the most iconic parts of the city. Starting on des Champs-Elysees, you’ll pass the Louvre, run through parks and past a castle before making a sweeping bend back along the river. This return stretch encompasses Notre Dame Cathedral, Grand Palais, Eiffel Tower and finishes with a view of the Arc de Triomphe.

While the route does sound majestic, the elevation profile of the Paris Marathon is not to be ignored. The first 15km are spent climbing before a significant decrease in elevation until kilometre 31. As you tire you’ll face two final climbs, including the finishing straight.

Participants will be supported with plenty of water and aid stations along the route. Pace setters are allocated for each of the starting corrals. The race has a finishing rate of 97%, so you can be confident that you will be well-supported across the course.

This is a popular race, with over 40% of the field comprising of international participants. The race is also well prepared to support first time marathoners, with training plans and advice posted on the website, along with stands and information available in the days leading up to the race. A six-hour cut off is set from the time the last runner leaves the starting line, leaving plenty of time for everyone to complete the race.

The 43rd Paris Marathon will take place on 14 April 2019.

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