For the first time in the history of the Games, Paris 2024 will offer opportunities for members of the public to get close to the Olympic athletes and enjoy an experience following in their footsteps and stepping into their shoes, with two events that will be open to everyone. These include the Mass Participation Marathon, which will follow the same route as the Olympic Marathon. This autumn, Paris 2024 is offering an opportunity to win a number of entries to take part in this event, through a 5km race with an original format, in Paris, on 31 October 2021, 1000 days before the Paris 2024 Games.
To win your entry for these events, you will need to earn it, showing your determination, pushing yourself above and beyond your limits. Some Club 2024 members have already received their entries, but there will be plenty of other chances right up until 2024 to win a golden ticket for the Mass Participation Marathon.
Challenge yourself against the best
On 31 October 2021, Paris 2024 is offering an opportunity to win a number of entries during a 5km race on the Champs-Elysées, in a truly exceptional setting at the heart of Paris. But on this day, it will not be enough to simply be one of the best to win your entry. You will need to give it everything you have got to finish ahead of a very special competitor, who is without a doubt one of the greatest athletes of all time: Eliud Kipchoge.
The Kenyan is quite simply the reigning two-time Olympic champion and marathon world record holder. Over 42,195km since 2013, he has been beaten on just two occasions. And if you thought it was going to be any easier on a shorter race of just 5km, remember he was the 5000m World Champion back in 2003 in Paris, with a breathtaking time of 12min 52s 79.
Special format to help you beat him
To help you out, because there are just a handful of human beings on the planet who could compete with Eliud Kipchoge under normal conditions, the first man to run a sub-two-hour marathon will be set a major challenge. Covering a longer distance than the rest of the runners for this special event, he will need to work extra hard to catch up with them. The participants who manage to hold off Eliud Kipchoge’s relentless pursuit will have proven beyond any doubt that they have the mental strength needed to run a marathon. They will head off from the Champs-Elysées with their entry for the Paris 2024 Mass Participation Marathon! To be part of this race, and try to win your entry for the Mass Participation Marathon, click here.