Who can register?
The challenges are open to runners, with or without licenses, born in 1999 or before. Licensed runners must present (when picking up their race numbers) their sport license (FFA and FFTri) with a statement showing that a medical certificate has been presented. Other competitors must furnish a medical certificate stating no contraindication to competition running to be able to pick up their race numbers.
How to register?
All registrations are made on time to. It should take about 5 minutes, and you should receive confirmation directly after registration.
To benefit from the preferential start area, you will need to sign up for the red zone and send us proof of your previous finish times by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will then be able to make any changes necessary.
How much does it cost?
Find the price guide below:
What does my registration include?
Your registration includes:
- Access to the Marathon Village, packed full of enthusiasm and surprises (oh yes!)
- Free training organised by ability (great fun)
- Registration for the race (more fun)
- A finisher T-shirt and running bag
- Your exact time (which you can boast about - or not - after the race)
- Your medal (because you have earned it, no matter what)
- The status of the finisher (and that's priceless!)
How can I be sure I've registered correctly?
Once you have finished the registration process, you will receive two emails:
- one confirming your registration for the event
- the other confirming your payment.
How does the Corporate Challenge work?
The Corporate Challenge is where employees in the same company get together to represent their company at the Fitbit Semi de Paris. Corporate Challenge is also the opportunity for the intern to tell the Human Resources Director that they really want a permanent contract, for Fred (the accountant) to explain to Jean (his team member) that he is doing a great job, and for Alexandra to run alongside Tom, for whom she has a bit of a soft spot. In short, it is an excellent team-building tool!
Do you think your company could be interested? The presentation leaflet will be available at the end of the summer holidays.
I am running with my company, how do I register?
Nothing could be easier: go and see your team leader to get your registration link!
How to register in the disabled race?
Can I cancel my registration?
If you signed up for cancellation insurance when you registered
You must apply for a refund within a period of two months before the date of the event and 15 days after the event on the following platform: https://timeto.aonassurances.com
A supporting document proving your inability to take part in the event will be requested. If this is a medical certificate, it must be dated no more than two days after the event.
Refunds will be paid by bank transfer within two months after the event.
If your application for a refund is approved, only the price of the race number will be refunded. Any options you signed up for during registration will not be refunded.
If you did not sign up for cancellation insurance when you registered
Unfortunately, we can’t access your request for cancellation, refund or race number transfer.
The rules of the event state that “Any registration is personal, firm and definitive and cannot be refunded for any reason”, and “no transfer of registration is authorised for any reason whatsoever”.
Medical Certificate / Rules
Do I need a medical certificate?
Oh yes! Without a valid medical certificate mentioning “no counter indication to taking part in athletics competitions” or “no counter indication to taking part in running competitions”, you won't be able to run! Check out our medical certificate page on the website to be sure that yours has been provided correctly. Even better, to avoid errors, we recommend that you use our model certificate which is available here.
A copy of the medical certificate will be accepted. Your medical certificate should be made by your doctor. After examining you, he should sign a letter carrying the mention "no contra-indication to athletics in competition" or “no contra-indication to running in competition.”
I registered online, how should I furnish my medical certificate?
To save your time and avoid possible stress you can directly upload your medical certificate / licence into your time to account. Under your Paris Marathon registration, you will have the possibility to upload your medical certificate / licence and make sure that your medical certificate / licence has been validated. If your medical certificate / licence has been refused or if you didn’t upload it, you will have to print and bring it at the bib collection (it must be dated less than a year prior the date of the race and have the wording «running in competition » or « triathlon in competition »).
Where can the regulations of the event be consulted?
You will find the regulations of the 2020 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris by clicking here.
Start / Finish Area
What time does the race start?
At the top of the Champs Elysées.
Starting time handisports (disabled athletes): 8:06 am
Starting time others: 8:09 am
Where is the finish line?
At the bottom of Avenue Foch.
Are there refreshments along the race?
We will make sure that you get all the sustenance you need to get across the finish line! Refreshments will be organised every 5km. You can grab some water, dried fruit, fresh fruit and sugar.
Are there changing rooms?
No, there are no changing rooms. You might need to walk across Paris in your fluorescent outfit, but for once, this is acceptable. You can leave your (closed) bag on Foch Avenue and pick it up after the race upon presentation of your bib.
Are there left luggage facilities?
You can leave your bag for free at the left luggage facilities on the Foch Avenue, so you can run with a clear head and empty pockets. You pick it up after the race upon presentation of your bib.
How does the timing system work?
All entrants will be given, together with their bib, an electronic chip (in the form of strips glued behind each bib) which will be automatically initialized on the starting line and serve as a regularity check at various points of the course ( every 5km and the 21st km). A competitor not traveling on the roadway can not be classified on arrival.
Are there toilets along the route?
You will find toilets, near the left luggage facilities (Foch Avenue) and alongside the starting areas (Champs Elysées Avenue) . If you need to go during the race, there are toilets every 2,5 km from the km 5 to the finish line.
Are there pacemakers to help me achieve my goals?
Of course! In each starting area, pacemakers will be there to help you meet your goals. Just like cabaret dancers, they are easy to spot: they will be wearing streamers in the colours of your starting area!
After the Race
Are there rankings?
Of course! We don't want to put you under any pressure (promise!), but it has to be said that we want you to run a good time (a little bit of pressure never did any harm)!
- Individual ranking including all runners.
CORPORATE CHALLENGE :
- A ranking per team based on the number of kilometres run.
- Ranking based on average performance of the whole team's time.
Where can I pick up my medal?
The finisher's medal will be given to you at the finish line. Almost as soon as you arrive, you can show off your winnings!
Where can I get my photos after the race?
If you're not scared to see what you look like during the race, you can find all your photos on the website www.marathon-photos.com.
Are there post-race treatments available?
Yes! Runners can enjoy post-race treatments from osteopaths at the finish area. You will certainly have earned them!
Who will help me if I get lost on the big day?
Don't panic! Hundreds of cheerful, helpful volunteers will be available throughout the event. We will make sure they are everywhere! In particular, you can find them when you pick up your race bib, at the refreshment stations, throughout the race and at the finish line. They are there for you, so even if you are totally concentrated on your time and your stride, be nice back to them, give them a smile and thank them for their encouragement with a nod.
Can I volunteer to help out?
With pleasure! We'd be mad to refuse enthusiastic helpers - maybe you can encourage others to help too? Bring your good humour and generous nature and join our hundreds of volunteers to help make this event run smoothly.
Please contact Lucas Prado and Arthur Thévenot
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