Paris Marathon

August 9, 2011

Paris Marathon is one of the largest and most popular marathons in the world. With more than 30,000 finishers it is placed as the 5th largest marathon in the world. The first Paris Marathon took place in 1896, with 191 participants. The present Paris Marathon dates from 1976. It is normally held on a Sunday in April and is limited to 50,000 runners. The route takes you to the heart of the capital, along the beautiful sites and monuments. It takes place from the Champs-Élysées heading towards the Place de la Concorde and continuing through the city to finish at Foch Avenue.

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.

Race Date

Apr 3, 2016


Paris, France

Event Type

Start Times

Men: 8:45 am
Women: 8:45 am

No. Runners



Race Website


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Race Registration

Registration details for 2016

  • The 1st wave of registrations will take from 15th April 2015 at 8am to 13th May 2015 at 6pm on
  • 1st price : €80 – sold out in 1h30
  • 2nd price : €99 – in progress
  • 3rd price : €109

Although places may still be available at the end of this first phase, a second phase will begin in September at the regular rate. Registration is limited to 46,000 people. You can register on the official website of Paris Marathon.

Course / Route Map

The race starts on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées going downhill to de la Concorde before turning right onto Rue de Rivoli. The route passes the Louvre, then goes round thePlace 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. The route continues along the Seine, before turning to east and eventually passing through Bois de Boulogne, emerging for the final 200 metres and the finish on the Avenue Foch.

Race Profile / Elevation Map

Not available.

Race Tags

Not available.

Time Limits & Cutoffs

  • Competitors will be permitted up to 6 hrs for completion of the course.
  • Every runner will be given a chip (to be stuck on the back of each bib) to record the time.

Course Records

Men: Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 2:05:04 (2014)
Women: Boru Tadese (ETH) 2:21:05 (2013)

Prize Money & Awards

  • First prize 50,000 euro ($63,000) prize.
  • Second prize 30,000 euros ($38,000),
  • Third prize 20,000 ($25,000).

In order to claim your prize, you not only have to finish first, but also must meet a time requirement. The champion male runner must complete the race in under 2:11:45, and the top female needs a time under 2:23:15.

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

Medals and certificates and Finisher tee-shirts are issued to all runners who finish within the time limit.

Water Stops & Refreshments

  • Every 5km, you will find mineral water, dry fruits, fresh fruits and sugar.
  • 35,600 liters of Powerade and 436,497 bottles of Vittel are also available.

Expected Race Day Weather

  • Temperature : 42°F to 56°F
  • Humidity: 61% to 90%
  • Wind Speed: 7 mph to 11 mph

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

valerie morris November 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

The elevation chart is that altitude in Meters?


Ariela April 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Please let me know when is the Marathon in 2015


Roy May 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

The 2015 Paris marathon will be Sunday 12 April.


Pieter March 30, 2014 at 3:33 pm

When does registration for 2015 start?


Bruce Griffin March 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Would love to run your Marathon. Please let me know when I can register.
Thank you


Sikandar June 22, 2013 at 12:11 am

I am looking for a good hotel near the start of the Paris Marathon as I will be running in 2014. Can someone please advice me about any suitable hotel around the area as I have never been to Paris. Or is someone going from London for the Paris marathon in 2014?


ANA April 10, 2013 at 6:25 am

wonder when will the registration of paris marathon 2014, thanks.


Simon Lansdowne April 1, 2013 at 1:16 am

Does anybody know when entry for 2014 opens?


mikki February 15, 2013 at 1:21 am

I am captain of a running club in Hermanus, South Africa! Ther are 10 club members who plan to run the Paris Marathon in 2014. I need info and assistance with the planning.



lior raihcel January 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm

does anyone know if there is a way to register to this year paris marathon?


John January 2, 2013 at 1:15 am

April 7th, currenlty accepting registration


Fraedrich,Holger August 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Hallo, ich möchte mich für den Paris-Marathon am 07.April 2013 anmelden. Bitte senden sie mir ein Anmeldeformular auf Deutsch zu. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Holger Fraedrich


Enrico Knaack September 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Hallo Holger,

könntest Du Dich mit mir in Verbindung setzen? Ich plane ebenfalls eine Teilnahme in Paris 2013. Vielleicht kann man sich ja “verbünden”? Hast Du hier ein Anmeldeformular bekommen?



Buschko Hans-Dieter May 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Hallo,möchte mich für den Paris-Marathon am 07. April 2013 anmelden?????Bitte senden Sie mir alles per E-Mail zu Bitte auf Deutsch.Dankeschön und Liebe Grüße aus Berlin.Hans-Dieter Buschko.


Julie soicher January 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Please let me know date of date of Paris marathon in 2013?


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