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FAQ

The 42nd Paris Marathon will take place on Sunday, April 8th, 2018.

The challenges are open to runners, with or without licenses, born in 1997 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.

All registrations are made at A.S.O. Challenges. It should take about 5 minutes, and you should receive confirmation directly after registration. After creating your account (or after identification of your A.S.O. Challenges profile), you will just have to fill out one form and make secured payment.

To benefit from the preferential start area, you will need to sign up for the red or yellow zone and send us proof of your previous finish times by email (parismarathon@aso.fr) by November, at the latest. We will then be able to make any changes necessary.

  • Where ? At the Salon du Running : Hall 1 – Porte de Versailles – 75015 Paris.
  • Metro Stop ? Métro 12, Stop  Porte de Versailles
  • How ? You have to present :

- Your invitation letter

    - Your medical certificate

      - You ID.

       

      BE CAREFUL : No race numbers will be sent by mail. No race numbers will be given the day of the race.

      A medical certificate stating no contra-indication to athletics, running, or triathlon in competition is mandatory. It must be dated less than a year before the race.

      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.”

      You have to provide a medical certificate directly when you pick up your race number at Salon du Running. Attention, if you forget it, or if the wording is wrong, we will not be able to give your race number.

      You will also have to present your official convocation (that you will receive by email a week before the marathon) and proof of identity at Salon du Running.

      No race numbers will be sent by mail. No race numbers will be given the day of the race.

      At the top of the Champs Elysées.

      • starting time handisports (disabled athletes): 8:13 am
      • starting time others: 8:20 am

      At the bottom of Avenue Foch.

      Every runner will be given a chip (to be stuck on the back of each bib) when collecting his or her race number and runner's bag at Salon du Running. Check points will be placed at the start, every 5km and at the finish, to control each competitor's time.

      Runners who do not stay on the road will not be ranked at the finish.

      There is a baggage check free of charge situated between the starting and the finishing areas, Foch Avenue. You can leave a closed bag and pick it up after the race by presenting your race number.

      There will be water, dry fruits, fresh fruits, and sugar every 5km.

      You will find individual pictures of the race on the www.maindruphoto.com a few days after the race where you will be able to order them to have a souvenir of your exploit.

      Disabled athletes should register through the French Federation

      Fédération Française Handisport
      44, rue Louis Lumière
      75020 Paris
      Teél.: 33 (0)1.40.31.45.07

      athlehorstade@handisport.org

      www.handisport.org