Law n° 99-223 on protecting the health of sportsmen and on preventing the consumption of illicit drugs was passed by the French National Assembly on March 23, 1999.
Under the provisions of this new law, all French or non-French runners are required to produce proof of their fitness to participate in running competitions. Such proof must be in the form of a medical certificate issued by a doctor following a medical examination.
1 : You are a runner who holds a licence issued by the French Athletics Federation (FFA).
- You must mandatorily write your licence number in the entry from for the Paris Marathon and join the copy of your FFA Licence (saison 2004/2005).
- If you have forgotten to do so, you must show your FFA licence when you collect your bib from Marathon Expo between April 7 and 9, 2005.
2 : You are a runner who is not a holder of an FFA licence.
- You must be in possession of a medical certificate issued less than 12 months prior to the Paris Marathon, i.e. April 10, 2005, testifying that you are fit to participate in running competitions.
- The original certificate or a copy must be given to the organizers attached to your entry form and payment when you register for the Paris Marathon.
Without a medical certificate, you will not be allowed to participate in the Paris Marathon.
Participation in sporting events organised by sports federations or under their auspices is subject to the possession of a sports licence attesting that a medical certificate has been issued stipulating the absence of contraindications for participation in sports competitions, or, with regard to persons who are not holders of such licences and to whom such competitions are open, the possession of such a certificate alone or a copy thereof dating from less than one year.
If you register through the internet, you will have to send your medical certificate to ASO Athletisme as soon as you know your race number (see the runners list).
The medical certificate is issued by your Doctor after examining you, he will give you a certificate similar to the one below: "I, the undersigned Dr ..., doctor of medicine, certify that the examination of Mr. YOURSELF reveals no contraindications for participating in sports competition, medical certificate issued in on the (date)"
On line Registration
To complete your registration, you have to send your medical certificate to ASO.
Do not forget to mention your name and race n° (to know it, use the runners list a few days after your online-registration).
Given that the organisers' liability is involved, your entry form will not be accepted if you cannot prove the existence of a medical certificate by showing it directly or by showing your FFA licence...