Every year the “ShneiderElectric” Paris Marathon is a major event! It is one of the most famous marathons in the world and in 2017 around 57,000 runners from 140 different countries will be taking part.
42.195km in the most beautiful city in the world.
Running in hot and sunny weather with a cool breeze on the Avenue des Champs Elysées, in the Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne – what’s not to like?
Like the Tour de France, you can follow the runners live and admire the beautiful landscapes of the capital (with aerial views of the Place de la Bastille, Rue de Rivoli and even of Notre Dame cathedral) on the TV channel France 3.
The Paris marathon is both a sporting challenge and an opportunity to discover Paris!
An international competition in Paris
The Paris marathon is not just reserved for Parisians. Only half of the participants live in Paris and a third are from overseas, which is testament to the dominance of the Ethiopian and Kenyan runners who have been the winners for the past 10 years.
Dates and course
The 40th year of the Paris Marathon will take place on Sunday 9th April 2017.
The 42,195km course will follow:
– Avenue des Champs-Elysées (start line)
– Rue de Rivoli
– Rue Saint-Antoine
– Hôtel de ville
– Place de la Bastille
– Bois de Vincennes
– Avenue Porte de Charenton
– Avenue Daumesnil
– Quais de Seine
– Bois de Boulogne
– Porte Dauphine
– Avenue Foch (finish line).
Registration for the Paris marathon 2017 is now closed.
Medical certificate and bibs
Athletes are required to submit their sport licenses. As for non-licensees, they are required to submit a medical certificate written by their doctor explaining that they’re able to run the entire Paris Marathon course for 2017.
In order for runners to get their bibs and numbers for the course, they will have to go to the counter and show their registration confirmation, identity card and medical certificate or license (for the sportsmen).
Lodgis wishes the best of luck to the runners and hopes that you enjoy this special moment in Paris!