Paris Marathon

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This unique race is now one of the world's biggest marathons. Hosting a field of 60,000 runners, and no less than 145 nationalities, this is a truly global race. Featuring landmarks such as the Champs Elysees and Bois de Boulogne, runners will traverse some of the cities most famous avenues on their hunt to conquer this epic milestone.
Participants
Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 5th Apr 2020
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Paris, France
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4
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Based on 60,000 participants

Where and when
Location
36 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Start times
Sun 5th Apr 2020
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Paris Marathon
Marathon
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42.195km
Route information
What's included
  • Access to the Marathon Village
  • Training for various abilities
  • Finisher's T-Shirt & backpack
  • Medal
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How to get there
36 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
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The start line is located at Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Nearest stations are
  • Charles de Gaulle – Étoile station: RER A and metro lines 1, 2 and 6
  • Porte Dauphine: RER C and metro line 2
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: metro lines 1 and 9
Event day logistics
Please ensure you arrive at the start line with plenty of time spare, and check your starting time. Bring the bare minimum with you, and pay attention to any announcements made over the PA system.
FAQ's
Is there a baggage drop?
Yes, you can leave baggage at the facilities provided on Foch Avenue, and pick them up on presentation of your race bib.
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Are there any toilets long the route?
You'll find plenty of toilets near the left luggage facilities on Foch Avenue.
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Can I get a refund if I can't run the race?
Yes, but only if you signed up for cancellation insurance when you registered.
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Reviews
4.0
8 reviews
CrowdsIncredible crowds
TrainPublic transport nearby
SceneryStunning scenery
Adam S
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2014
Great event and well organised. It was well attended by lots of runners. Plenty of snacks at the food stations.
Adam S
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2014
Great event and well organised. It was well attended by lots of runners. Plenty of snacks at the food stations.
Shaun W
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4.7
Did the Marathon in 2014
Paris Marathon is a great one to do if you want to go as a group as there is no ballot, you just pay for your entry so you don't need to worry about not getting a place. The lead-up to the day is well organised, but keep and eye on where you stay vs where the pack pickup is, it can be on the opposite side of town!Race morning was a great atmosphere, but make sure to not rely on using a toilet at the start line...there was a 30 person queue to get into the McDonalds near the start line.Course was great, pretty flat overall so good for a fast time, plenty to look at as you run (proper sightseeing race) and well placed water stops.
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5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Stunning course through central Paris taking in two parks at the extremities of the route. Really well supported and coordinated. Thoroughly recommend!
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4.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
The event village was chaotic as well as the start. Getting into the pens was a nightmare and some people jumped over the fences.We only left 30 minutes after the start time and when it's 5° it's not amazing to be waiting for that long. Once you start going though, the atmosphere was amazing, the public was encouraging us all the way to the finish and running in Paris allows you to sed some amazing monuments and sites.
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2.3
Did the Marathon in 2019
Paris Marathon was one of the worst marathon for an international marathon. The marathon does not come worth the value of this race. It looks like someone woke up and decides to organize a marathon.
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3.0
Did the Marathon in 2014
The start of this marathon is epic - there is a really good vibe and running down the Champs Elysees is pretty special. The rest of the course wasn't amazing though - there are a couple sections in long tunnels where it was absolutely boiling hot (the heat wave won't have helped!) and they ran out of water towards the end.
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2018
Long stretch in a park in the middle which was full and quiet, but around the tourist areas the atmosphere was awesome.
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