Paris 2024’s Mass Participation Marathon
- Une expérience inédite Deux formats de course ouverts à tous
- A marathon full of history A route that pays tribute to a key event in the history of France
- A 10k accessible for everyone A 10km race in the heart of Paris… a shorter route open to everyone over the age of 16.
- Win your race entry Many people already have their race entries: join them!
Providing people in France with an outstanding Games experience has always been Paris 2024’s ambition. The Mass Participation Marathon sets out this promise by offering opportunities for as many people as possible to get close to the heart of the Games adventure, following in the footsteps of the Olympic athletes, on the same route as the Olympic marathon event. For the first time in history, running events open to the general public will be organised, with a full marathon and also a 10km race. Like the Olympic Games in general, the Mass Participation Marathon is committed to ensuring gender parity, with Paris 2024 looking to award the same number of race entries to both men and women.
A unique experience, with two race formats
There will be something for everyone, with two event formats available to people who win a race entry. Both races, for the first time in the history of the Games, will allow participants to live an extraordinary sporting, sensory and emotional experience.
Legendary distance: the marathon
A marathon format will be following the same route as the Olympic athletes. This marathon format aims to be open to anyone who would like to push their limits and be part of an exceptional moment following the same route as the Olympic athletes. The runners will be able to follow in the footsteps of the male and women athletes who will fight for the marathon olympic titles. Open to everyone aged 20 and over, this marathon, which will set out from the Hôtel de Ville and finish on the Esplanade des Invalides, looks set to be truly unforgettable.
- 42km loop linking Paris and Versailles
- Starting at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris
- Finishing at Les Invalides
- Passing through 9 districts: Paris – Boulogne-Billancourt, Sèvres, Ville d’Avray, Versailles, Viroflay, Chaville, Meudon and Issy-les-Moulineaux
- 20,024 participants
A marathon full of history
The route for the 42.195km version of the Mass Participation Marathon will be the same as the Olympic marathon: paying tribute to a key moment from the history of France and the French Revolution – the Women’s March on Versailles on 5 October 1789. This march was a popular, revolutionary event led by women that marked the history of contemporary France and saw several thousand women march on Versailles to bring the king and his family back to Paris, where people faced starvation. Louis XVI never left Paris again and notably signed the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizens, which he had previously refused to do.
After setting out from the square in front of Paris’ City Hall, the runners will cross the capital for a spectacular race, against a backdrop of the Paris region’s most beautiful monuments, before reaching Versailles and then returning to the finishing line on the Esplanade des Invalides. A magical moment, with intense emotions : an outstanding and emotional sporting adventure and a unique moment in history.
Second accessible format open to everyone: the 10k
A shorter format, open to everyone, but more accessible than a 42km format, will be available with a n10km race. The 10km route will take in a number of iconic places and monuments at the heart of Paris, with a range of special events and activities organised to enable everyone to enjoy an intense and unforgettable moment.
Open to anyone over the age of 16, this race will be accessible for all profiles, whatever their age or disability, for a magical race at the heart of Paris. The 10km route will be accessible for anyone with a disability, whatever their specific needs (guide, wheelchair, all-terrain chair, etc.), provided that they will be aged 16 or over by 31 December 2024.
- 10km at the heart of Paris and its iconic monuments
- Starting at Paris’ City Hall
- Finishing at Les Invalides
- All in Central Paris
- 20,024 participants
A magical, celebratory and popular moment of sport
Running along the same route as the Olympic marathon, in a celebratory atmosphere alongside thousands of sports enthusiasts just a few hours after the male athletes, crossing the same finishing line just a few hours before the women’s Olympic marathon runners… The Mass Participation Marathon will create unforgettable lifelong memories for those who get the opportunity to enjoy the two routes on offer.
HOW CAN YOU WIN A RACE ENTRY?
Be part of this exceptional moment in history! With Club Paris 2024, Team Orange Running and the Mass Participation Marathon app, there are so many opportunities to win your race entry for the Paris 2024 Mass Participation Marathon 10km or 42km events.
Club Paris 2024 offers opportunities to experience all the intensity of the Paris 2024 adventure. A wide selection of prizes is regularly on offer to get backstage access to the Games, enjoy unique experiences… and of course, opportunities to win an entry for the Paris 2024 Mass Participation Marathon. With Club Paris 2024, the more you run, the closer you get to your entry for the Mass Participation Marathon 42km or 10km events!
The Mass Participation Marathon app is designed for running enthusiasts who would like to win an entry for theMass Participation Marathon. Users will be able to find a range of running-related content and many different sports challenges . Every month, take on these various running challenges , to try to win your entry for the Mass Participation Marathon 42km event!
The app has already been downloaded by 500,000 people.
Team Orange Running aims to help all sports fans to push their limits . It is made up of top coaches, like Vincent Luis and Yohan Durand, as well as Alexis Hanquinquant and Liv Westphal. On its @Teamorangerunning Instagram account, it offers a range of running race-related content and advice: everything you need to prepare for your goals.
Their challenges and competitions regularly offer race entries for the Mass Participation Marathon. Join Team Orange Running today!
VARIOUS RUNS EVERY YEAR TO WIN A RACE ENTRY
In 2019, the Olympic Day celebrations were centred around Place de la Concorde, at the heart of Paris, and thousands of Parisians were able to discover a number of different Olympic and Paralympic disciplines. On this occasion, a 2,024m run was organised around Place de la Concorde. Following this race, 24 participants – 12 women and 12 men – were chosen in a prize draw to win the very first entries for the Paris 2024 Mass Participation Marathon.
On 31 October 2021, thousands of men and women had an opportunity to measure themselves against the greatest marathon runner of all time: Eliud Kipchoge. On a 5km route, participants set off with a lead ahead of the Kenyan with one goal in mind: to not get overtaken by their idol so they could win their race entry! More than 1,000 entries for the Mass Participation Marathon were won that day.
For theParalympic Day on 8 October 2022 at Place de la Bastille in Paris, 22 teams will compete on a 1.2km loop. The goal: winning a team race ahead of the 21 other teams, and securing – one of 142entries for the Paris 2024 Mass Participation Marathon. The race will take place over six loops around Place de la Concorde, with an evolving relay. On the day, there will be opportunities to win 48 entries for the 10km race : see you at Place de la Bastille !