Paris Marathon

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 8, 2018
Race Location
Paris, France
Event Type
Start Times

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

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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.

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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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