Who can register?

Everyone! All you need is to be born in 2004 or before ... well, it all depends on the race you’ve chosen:

  • The 6 km and the 10 km are open to all runners born in 2004 or before (16 years old in 2020)
  • The Half Marathon and the Relay Marathon are open to all runners born in 2002 or before (18 years old in 2020)
  • The Marathon is open to all runners born in 2000 or before (20 years old in 2020)
  • Warning! Licenced runners must upload sports licence (FFA) on their personal time to account showing that a medical certificate has been issued. Runners without a licence must upload a medical certificate stating that they have no contra-indication to taking part in running competitions. 

How to register if I am a minor?

If you are a minor, your parent or legal representative must register from his time to account and then choose in step 2 "I register a person under 18".

How do I register?

All registrations are on time to.Unlike many other registration processes, this one is quick. It won't take you more than 5 minutes and you will receive immediate confirmation that you have registered. After creating your account (or after logging into your time to profile), you will just have to fill in a form and make the payment (which is of course secure). If you want access to the elite or preferential starting area, first of all register for the red starting area and send us proof of performance that is less than two years old, by email to  

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes:

  • Access to the Run In Marseille by Harmonie Mutuelle Village, packed full of enthusiasm and surprises (oh yes!)
  • Free training organised by ability (great fun)
  • Registration for the race (more fun)
  • A (collector's item) T-shirt and running bag
  • Refreshments every 5km
  • 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 Finisher (and that's priceless!)

What is the relay marathon ?

The Relay Marathon consists of running the 42.195km of the classic marathon alongside marathon runners…but in a team, by dividing up the distances! Each team must be made up of 3 runners who will cover the different sections of the route.A great opportunity to share the effort and the joys of competing with friends and/or family, whatever your level.

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How to register as a team on the relay marathon?

The team registration on the relay marathon is very simple. The leader chooses the race "marathon relay - leader" and follows the process of registration. He will then define a team name and a password which he will have to give to his teammates, once his registration has been validated.

The team-mates must register by selecting the race "marathon relay - teammate" in order to fill in their personal information. They will then have to look up the name of their team and enter the password provided by the leader.

Attention: The whole team must works together: each runner must have a different distance when registering!

How does the Challenge Entreprises work?

The Challenge Entreprises is where employees in the same company get together to represent their company at the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris. Challenge Entreprises 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? Download here the presentation leaflet.

Run with your company

I am running with my company, how do I register?

Nothing could be easier :  go and see your team leader and ask nicely for your code. Then, all you need to do is register on time to. Then start training to make sure you clock up a good time for your company!


How can I pick up my race bib?

In order to pick up your race bib, you need to go to the Run In Marseille Village at Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville (metro 1 Vieux-Port). Things to take with you:

  • 1. Your invitation with QR code
  • 2. Your valid medical certificate or FFA licence (if it has not been validated by the organization on your personal time to account or if it has not been uploaded online)
  • 3.A piece of ID (too bad if your photo isn't the most flattering!)

The bib must be pinned to your chest throughout the race (using the pins provided, don't worry, you don't need to go to a haberdashery shop!). It mustn't be covered or modified. Anyone not wearing the bib will be disqualified from the race. Yes, it's tough but that's how it is.

Where and when do I pick up my race bib?

You're asking all the right questions! You'll be able to pick up your bib on the Old Port close to the Town Hall at the following times :

  • November 20, 2020 : from noon to 7pm
  • November 21st, 2020 : from 10am to 6pm

Watch out: no bibs will be given out on the Sunday morning the day of the race or sent by La Poste before.

How do I change starting areas?

You can change your starting area directly from your time to personal space. To access the elite or preferential starting area, you must register online for the red starting area and send us your proof of performance by email to: We will then be able to easily change your starting area assignment.

Medical certificate / Rules

Is the medical certificate compulsory?

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” or “no counter indication to taking part in sport competitions”, you won't be able to run! Check out our medical certificate page 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.

You are, however, exempt from providing a medical certificate if you fall within one of the following two categories:

  • You are a Fédération Française d'Athlétisme licensed runner
  • You are a FSF, FSGT or UFOLEP licenced runner (the licence must include the word athletics).

In these cases, bring a copy of your licence to the Village. But remember, the licence must, of course, be valid on the day of the race!

I am a minor, do I need parental permission?

This is not necessary because your registration must be made by a major person on time to. The electronic signature of the adult person is authentic. Be careful, you will have to be 18 years old in 2020.

Where can I find the race rules?

If you want to read the race regulations you can click here.


What is the Personal Accident Insurance?

This Personal Accident Insurance is offered by the organiser's insurer so that you are correctly covered during your participation in the Run In Marseille 2020. It is optional but is strongly recommended.

As you may know, the vast majority of your usual insurance policies (particularly your car insurance, insurance provided automatically through your bank cards, household insurance, bank loan insurance, etc.) totally exclude any participation in sports events either on an amateur or professional basis, and therefore exclude the risks involved in your taking part in the Run In Marseille.

It is therefore important that you check the extent of the cover provided by your normal insurance policies (and the exclusions) and, if you are not sufficiently covered or not covered at all, you should consider taking out the proposed insurance policies by clicking on the link below.

This insurance will cover you if you have an accident whilst taking part in the event, whether or not you were responsible and whether or not there is an identified responsible third party. You are only covered during the event from the time you cross the starting line until the time you cross the finishing line or you abandon the event.

In the event of an accident during your participation in the event, it covers:

  • Medical costs (within the limits that you have chosen)
  • In the event of death or total or partial permanent disability (due to this accident): the payment of compensation (within the limits that you have chosen)

This cover Individual Accident is optional but highly recommended. It can be taken out in addition to any existing insurance you may already have or if you are not already covered. You may purchase the cover from the insurer of your choice, from your federation or from Aon, organizer’s broker, whose proposal (detailed notice and application form) can be consulted and downloaded by clicking on the link below. You can subscribe to the option providing the minimum cover for this offer during your registration for the event and other options by downloading the relevant form here and sending it directly to Aon (

Download the terms and conditions for insurance and the form to be returned.

What is the Cancellation Insurance?

Insured: any person who has taken out cancellation insurance with their registration for the Run In Marseille By Harmonie Mutuelle 2020 – Bib only (by ticking the corresponding box on the application form)

Purpose of insurance: to reimburse registration fees paid for the Run In Marseille By Harmonie Mutuelle 2020 when the insured is forced to withdraw due to :

  • Death, accident or illness of the insured
  • Death, accident or serious illness (requiring hospitalization) of the insured's spouse, parent or child in the thirty days before the event
  • Refusal of a visa by the French authorities
  • Theft of identity papers in the 48 hours prior to the start of the race
  • Court summons

Premium on top of the registration fees:

  • 10 € for marathon registration
  • 8 € for half marathon registration

Compensation conditions: all requests for compensation must be made via an online declaration directly with the event’s insurance underwriter, no later than 15 days after the event.

This declaration must be accompanied by an official document justifying cancellation of participation and, notably, in the event of an accident or illness, a medical certificate drafted in French, English or Spanish and issued no later than two days following the event. This certificate must explicitly mention the inability to participate in the event.

Your request will be studied within two months of the event and, if justified and covered by the insurance policy, compensation will be paid to you by bank transfer within the following month.

Main exclusions include:

  • Illness or accident suffered prior to taking out the insurance
  • Psychological or psychiatric disorders, nervous or mental illness, and their consequences
  • Pregnancy prior to taking out the insurance
  • Deliberate action by the insured

We recommend that you read the full terms and conditions of the policy contained in the insurer's information notice.

Download the terms & conditions for insurance 2020.

Start/Finish Area

What time does it start?

  • The official start time for the Marathon is 7.30 am
  • The official start time for the Marathon Relay is 7.30 am
  • The official start time for the Half Marathon is 8.30 am
  • The official start time for the 10 km is 10.40 am
  • The official start time for the 6 km is 11.45 am

How can I change my starting area ?

If you want to be part of the elite, preferential starting area, register in the red one and then send us your performance certificate of less than 2 years by email to We will then change your assignment.

If you want to change for the red to black starting areas, you can modify your bib range directly from your time to account, in "my events" section. Once in your event, click on "Modify registration". You will then find all the information related to your registration and can thus modify your starting area.

You can modify your starting area up to 1.5 months before the event.

What time should I come to the start?

We advise you to enter your starting area 20 minutes before your departure.

Pratical information for the D Day

How does the timing work?

When you pick up your race bib, we will also give you a timing chip which takes the form of a strip stuck behind each bib. Long live technology! This chip will be automatically started when you cross the start line and will check your regularity throughout the course at various points (every 5km in fact). For example, a participant who doesn't take the right route can't be ranked at the end. For your chip to be detected by the timing mats throughout the route, make sure that you:

  • Don't fold your bib
  • Don't crease your bib
  • Don't unstick the strips
  • Don't let children draw on them either
  • And if you are wearing a top over your bib, remember to unzip it when you run over the mats

Can I eat during the race?

We will make sure that you get all the sustenance you need to get across the finish line! Refreshments will be organised for all races, every 5 km. You can grab some water, dried fruit, fresh fruit and sugar.

Will there be changing rooms?

No, there will be no changing rooms. A left-luggage facility will however be available at the finish. You will be able to leave a (closed) bag there and collect it after the race by presenting your race bib.

Are there left luggage facilities?

You can leave your bags at the left luggage facilities at the Vieux-Port, so your can run with a clear head and empty pockets. You pick it up after the race upon presentation of your bib.

For the relay marathon, the location of left luggage facilities will be announced soon.

Are there toilets along the course?

You will find toilets at the start, along the starting areas and at the finish.

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 feathers in the colours of your starting area! There will be 14 pacemarkers :

On the 10K :

  • 47min
  • 51min
  • 54min
  • 57min
  • 1h

On the half-marathon :

  • 01h40
  • 01h45
  • 01h55
  • 2h
  • 2h05

On the marathon :

  • 3h30
  • 3h45
  • 4h00
  • 4h15


After the race

When and where can I check out my results?

Your results will be available on time to  from the afternoon of the day of the event. You can download a certificate on the same site and find photos of the race. All you'll need to do is share them on your social networks to show what you were doing while everyone else was lazing in bed!

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)!

SOLO: Individual ranking including all runners and a CORPORATE challenge. 

Where do I collect my medal?

You will be given your Finisher medal after you cross the finish line.

Is there a prize money on Run In Marseille ?

Yes because we take care of our elite runners on Run In Marseille!

The 2020 prize money will be announced soon.

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 Marathon-photos website.

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 the crowds, 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 us at

More informations here.