SOLIDARITY AT THE CORE OF THE RACE
Each year, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris offers the opportunity to run for yourself but also for others. The principle is simple: open a collection box on the "dossards solidaires" platform to support one of the proposed associations, collect a minimum of €420 in reference to the 42 km and thus obtain your race bib.
Since 2012, more than 6 million euros have been collected for all the associations.
Increasingly popular, this programme is now presented at the Run Experience salon and on the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris course, where the associations benefit from the extensive exposure.
To find out more about the associations involved and all the measures accompanying these solidarity bibs, go to www.dossards-solidaires.org
FRENCH HANDISPORT MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP
In 2023, for the third year in a row, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris has supported the French Marathon Championship for the best disabled to reach the Paralympic minimum times.
It will be a fantastic opportunity for the athletes to compete in a particularly strong field and to gain valuable experience a year and a half before the Paralympic Games.
LEAVING A LEGACY FOR THE YOUTH
The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is also about leaving a legacy for future generations.
More than 1,100 young people from first to fifth grade, the "Marateens", are introduced to running every Wednesday for a month leading up to the marathon and can take advantage of workshops and encounters with the athletes. This is also an opportunity to educate them about responsible nutrition and sportsmanship via sports and educational workshops. The youngest will also get a medal of their own.
On Saturday, 1 April, 5–12-year-olds have also run their own marathon.
Nearly a thousand children turned out for the 11th Marathoon's, an opportunity to introduce children to running. There are four distances to choose from depending on age (for children born between 2011 and 2018), with a souvenir medal and a snack included.