Who can register?

The challenges are open to runners, with or without licenses, born in 2001 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 ( We will then be able to make any changes necessary.

How much does it cost?

Find the price guide below:

Tarifs Marathon de Paris

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 to register in the disabled race?

Disabled athletes should register through the French Federation
Fédération Française Handisport
44, rue Louis Lumière
75020 Paris
Tel. : 33 (0)


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 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2021. 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 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris.

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 here the notice and application form

Can I cancel my registration?

If you signed up for the Pass Event J’aime courir when you registered

Name changes are not allowed.

However, if you subscribed the J’aime courir PASS EVENT, you’ll benefit from cancellation insurance which will ensure that the registration fees of the holder of PASS EVENT will be refunded if they are obliged to cancel their participation in the race before it begins, for one of the reasons indicated below:

  • Death, accident or illness of the insured participant,
  • Death, accident or serious illness (requiring hospitalisation) of a partner, child or parent, of the insured party, which takes place up to thirty days before the event,
  • Refusal of the insured party’s visa by the French authorities,
  • Theft of the insured party’s identity papers 48 hours before the start of the race,
  • Court summons.

The price of the race number alone (the amount of the registration fees solely) will be covered, excluding any other purchases or costs. The PASS EVENT, the options and the contents of the packs purchased during the registration process will never be refunded by the insurer.

Insurance notice available at :

Here you will find the procedure for reporting a claim.

If you subscribed the Pass Event J’aime Courir, and if you need more information, you can send an email to : 

If you did not sign up for the Pass Event J’aime courir 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”.

To check whether you signed up for cancellation insurance, you can log into your time to account.

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.”

How can I upload my medical form on my time to account?

To do so, simply log in on your time to account and click on "My Account" - "My Events" then "Upload a document". Your document must be less than 1MB and in JPEG, PNG or PDF format. If your document exceeds 1MB, you will need to compress it before uploading it. Once your medical certificate has been successfully uploaded, it will appear as being "pending" for validation by our teams.

If your medical certificate 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 », « athletism in competition » or « sport in competition »).

When will my medical certificate be validated on my time to account?

The validation of medical certificates by the organization will start two months before the race. You will received an automatic email informing you of its validation or refusal.

Where can the regulations of the event be consulted?

You will find the regulations of the 2021 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris by  clicking here.


When will I know my bib number?

Bib number allocation will start couple of weeks prior to the race.

Start / Finish Area

What time does the race start?

At the top of the Champs Elysées.
Precise starting times will be given later.

Where is the finish line?

At the bottom of Avenue Foch.

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 pink 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.

D Day

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.

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

Are there post-race treatments available?

Post-race treatments will only be available for medical purpose (medical emergency, osteopathy or podology).

Where and when can I find my results?

Your results will be available on time to in the evening after the race.


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 us at
Tel : +33 (0)

Other Contacts

Service dedicated to competitors

Our team is available from Monday to Friday to provide information on your registration or the race, if you do not find what you are looking for on our website.
Tel : +33 (0)9 69 36 88 21 (non-surcharged call)

Sponsorship contact

Matthieu Henry
Email :

Sponsorship media contact

Camille Bonnome
Email :

Exhibitor contact

Charles Mabille
Email :
Tel : + 33 (0)

Hospitality programs contact

Hugo Meunier
Email :
Tel : +33 (0)