Looking for a big challenge for next year? Perhaps you didn’t get into London, but still fancy a big city race. The Paris Marathon could be one to consider. Its venue is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it also has a real commitment to sustainability and to getting more women taking part.
From the Champs-Elysees to the Place de la Bastille, from the Bois de Vincennes to the Bois de Boulogne, along the banks of the Seine, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris offers a unique sporting challenge. Registration is now open.
On 5th April 2020, runners will pass the city’s iconic landmarks during the route, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay. During the 2019 race, the route, for the first time passed the Opéra Garnier and Place Vendôme.
In 2019, out of the 49,155 participants who took part, an incredible 97.8% finished the race and for the first time in the history of the Paris Marathon (43 years), the overall winner and the first person to cross the finish line was a woman – Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka – in a time of 2:22:47.
Last year also saw an increase in female runners. Thanks to the launch of support programmes and Facebook groups such as “Paris Marathon Girls“, women made up 27% of the field.
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris also became the first carbon-neutral marathon in the world. They attained their goal of offsetting all carbon emissions generated by the race, which are estimated at 25,000 tonnes of CO2. 94% of these emissions are the result of marathon runners travelling to Paris by plane or by car, with the remaining 6% coming from the logistics of the event.
Register for the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon on Time To.
For more information please visit: https://www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com/en
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