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FAQ

1. REGISTRATIONS

The challenges are open to runners, with or without licenses, born in 1998 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). We will then be able to make any changes necessary.

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 (collector's item) 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!)

Once you have finished the registration process, you will receive two emails:

  •  one confirming your registration for the event
  • the other confirming your payment.

In addition, a tab with the name of the event will appear on your personal A.S.O. Challenges page (alongside the My Account area), as well registration follow-up on the bottom of this page.

The Challenge Entreprises is where employees in the same company get together to represent their company at the Fitbit 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? The presentation leaflet will be available at the end of the summer holidays.

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

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

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://asochallenges.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.

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 A.S.O Challenges account, click “My Events”, then “My Order”. All the details of your registration, including any cancellation insurance, will appear here.

Discover all the information on the Insurance page.

2. BIBS

  • 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.

      Your notification will be available the week before the race on your A.S.O Challenges profile under the “My Events” tab.

      3. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE / RULES

      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 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.”

      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.

      4. START / FINISH AREA

      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.

      5. PRACTICAL INFO FOR THE D DAY

      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.

      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.

      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 there and pick it up after the race upon presentation of your bib.

      You can leave your bag for free at the left luggage facilities, so you can run with a clear head and empty pockets. You pick it up after the race upon presentation of your bib.

      You will find toilets, near the left luggage facilities and alongside the starting areas. If you need to go during the race, well, you'll just have to run faster!

      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!

      6. AFTER THE RACE

      Your results will be available on the A.S.O. Challenges website from the afternoon of Sunday 4th April. You can download a certificate on the same site and find photos and videos 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!

      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.


      CHALLENGE ENTREPRISES :

      • A ranking per team based on the number of kilometres run.
      • Ranking based on average performance of the whole team's time.

      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!

      If you're not scared to see what you look like during the race, you can find all your photos on the website www.maindruphoto.com.

      Yes! Runners can enjoy post-race treatments from osteopaths at the finish area. They will certainly have earned them!

      7. VOLUNTEERS

      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.

      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.