Start of the Paris Marathon de Paris 2010
Happy New Year 2016! A new year for the running competitions in Paris
It is always a great pleasure to run on the Parisian roadway freed of cars, to be able to run on the avenue of the Opera or at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in the woods of Boulogne and Vincennes (which belong to Paris), to go down the Champs Elysées running the first kilometer of the marathon...
As every year now, we propose the 2015 list of the Parisian competitions, all those which take place in Paris.

Some explanations:
. For each competition of the list, you will find icons on which you can click to obtain either links on sites relative to the race, or the photos, or the movies or route of the race. Photos and movies date 2014 or previous years (on certain photos, you can recognize our Paris Running Tour runners). Thanks to the photographers and the video-makers!
. Some of the routes result from our GPS watches (less precise in the less wide streets).
. 10 km=6.376 mi, half-marathon 21.1 km=13.195 mi, marathon 42.195 km=26.2 mi
. An "arrondissement" is a municipal subdivision of the commune, used in large cities like Paris, Lyon, and Marseille.

Sunday 17th January
Les 10 Km du 14ème arrondissement
10 km
1 952 runners in 2015

First competition of the year which find the runners impatient to rerun after the holidays. A flat circuit convenient to the performance...
("14ème" means "quatorzième arrondissement" = Fourteenth arrondissement = 14th Paris administrative district)

Film 1 FilmS 2

Site Registration Route

Updated End of January 2016 - Photos/Films 2016:

Photos Films

Sunday 31st January
Les 10 Km du 8ème arrondissement
10 km
1 309 runners in 2015

A little hilly race in the beautiful district of the 8th arrondissement with a start "Church" Saint-Augustin, passage in front of the Parc Monceau, strides avenue of Friedland with the Arc de Triomphe in sights and an arrival to the feet of Joan of Arc!

Site Inscription Parcours

Updated End of January 2016 - Photos/Films 2016:

Photos 1 Photos 2 Photos 3 Photos 4 Photos 5
Photos 6

Saturday 13th February
La course de la Saint-Valentin
6 km and 10 km
392 runners in 2015 for the 10 km

For the third year, the race will take place in the "parc de la Villette", though we can expect a route more flat than the previous years (5 buckles in the hilly "parc des Buttes Chaumont"). Very good atmosphere for this race organized by the Paris Front Runners. Diversity and heat, in spite of the cold of February!
("La Course de la Saint Valentin" means the race of the Valentine Day)

Sunday 14th February
Odlo Crytal Run

10 km
First edition

New race. The route is attractive: a loop all along the banks of the river Seine in the middle of Paris.
Race which will have numerous animations. A justification for the high price?

Site Registration Route

Sunday 6th March
Semi-Marathon de Paris
21,1 km
About 35 000 runners in 2015

The "SEMI-MARATHON de Paris"! International race. Half of a marathon to visit the East of Paris: Wood of Vincennes, Avenue Daumesnil, "Quai des Célestins", "Hôtel de Ville", Bastille, Faubourg Saint-Antoine... 

Sunday 13th March
La Soli'run
10 km, 6 km, …
873 runners in 2015 for the 10 km

The Soli’Run is a sport event organized by Rotary and Rotaract for the benefit of "Habitat et Humanisme Ile-de-France".

Saturday 19th March
Les Foulées du Tertre
10 km
649 runners in 2015

A folk and "mountainous" race on the mound Montmartre. Route passing in front of the Sacred Heart and the "place du Tertre", and through the sloping streets of the "commune" of Montmartre. All this in the middle of the afternoon and tourists!
"Foulées" means "Strides"

Sunday 20th March
Les foulées de l'Assurance
10 km, …
2468 runners in 2015 for the 10 km

The race of 10 km takes place in the Bois de Boulogne (Wood of Boulogne). One buckle in a very flat and green route. 

Photos 1 Site FB Route 1

The edition 2015 of the 10 Km du 9ème (cancelled in Novembrer 2015) will take place on the 20th March 2016!
Go to the site and the FB page 

Sunday 3rd April
Marathon de Paris
42,195 km
40 259 finishers in 2015

The MARATHON OF PARIS! The event of the year for many runners. A beautiful visit of the capital! Go down the "Champs Elysées", cross the "place de la Concorde", go along street of Rivoli and the Louvre, greet the Genius of the Bastille, join the Castle and the Wood of Vincennes, return and join the West by way of the river Seine banks and admire the Conciergerie, then the Eiffel Tower, join Roland Garros' courts, discover the very green Wood of Boulogne and cross the finishing line on the avenue Foch with the Arc de Triomphe in front of you! Phew! What a beautiful stroll!

Saturday 9th to Wednesday 13th April
No Finish Line
As many km as you can
3 511 runners in 2015

The No Finish Line® exists since 1999 and occurred for the first time in Paris in May 2015. This 2nd edition will take place in the Champ de Mars.
The principle is simple and accessible to all: alone or in teams, you run or walk on a circuit of about 1300 meters, opened 24 hours a day for 5 days, as often as wished and as many km as wished. Thanks to the registrations, to the donors and to the sponsors, for every km, the "Children & Future Paris" association Paris gives back 1 € to support projects in favor of disadvantaged or sick children.

Sunday 10th April
Les foulées du 18ème arrondissement
10 km, 5 km and 800 m

3rd edition of the "Foulées du 18ème"
3 races are organized: a 800 m for kids, an open 5 km, populaire and a 10 km for the fast runners.

Saturday 23rd April
La Boucle du Diabète
10 km and ...
310 runners in 2015

Race organized by "Type 1 Running Team", specialized in guiding diabetics runners and walkers.
Different races are organized in the Wood of Vincennes to support the cause:
6h alone or in relaiy / 10km / 3,3km for all /1,8km ? For all the strides!

Sunday 24th April
10km du Bois de Boulogne
10 km
3 697 runners in 2015

After the Paris marathon, back to the "Bois de Boulogne" (wood of Boulogne) for a flat 10K in the middle of the greenery (able to do some performances only three weeks after the marathon?).

Sunday 24th April
Trail le Pouce
Trail 14 km
2nd Edition

Trail organized by "COURIR POUR LE PLAISIR" in the wood of Vincennes. "COURIR POUR LE PLAISIR" supports the "Association du SYNDROME DE LOWE" (Lowe's syndrome association), by giving a financial participation on every registration.

Sunday 15th May
Courir ensemble
10 km, 5 km, …
1 406 runners in 2015 for the 10 km

Everything is in the title: "Run together", valid and disabled. A very good atmosphere. Event organized by Handicap International. Among the numerous proposed races, a flat 10K, again in the Wood of Boulogne, magnificent in May!  

Sunday 15th May
Les 10 Km du 19ème arrondissement
10 km
1 039 runners in 2015

Another beautiful "arrondissement" race. Even if it is hilly because of the passage by the Buttes Chaumont, it is a very competitive race. 

Sunday 15th May
La Pyrénéenne du 20ème arrondissement
10 km
791 runners in 2015

It is the third edition of this race which takes place in the sloping streets of the 20th district.

Sunday 15th May
Tournoi International de Paris
10 km and 5 km

Races organized for the International Tournament of Paris by the FSGL (Gay and lesbian Sports Federation). 

Sunday 29th May
10 km L'Équipe
10 km
18 152 runners in 2015

Race organized by ASO who also manages half marathon and marathon of Paris. Under the banner of the sports newspaper "L'Equipe". Route running in the beautiful places, the avenues and the boulevards of the east of Paris.

Sunday 29th May
La course
20 km
3 682 runners in 2015

Race starting in the wood of Boulogne in Paris to arrive at the terrace of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Castle. Route: Urban for 50% and nature for 50%.  

Sunday 12th June
La Course du Château de Vincennes
10 km
3 496 runners in 2015

The "Course du Château" starts and returns to the magnificent Castle of Vincennes, with arrival in the Castle on a red carpet! Route flat and convenient to the performance.

Sunday 19th June
Les foulées du 12ème arrondissement
10 km
808 runners in 2015

This race takes place in the Wood of Vincennes and ends in a place formerly famous, the stadium of the Cipale velodrome. It was of use to the Olympics of 1900 and 1924 as well as to the Tour de France from 1967 till 1974.

Sunday 26th June
10 km de l'Hexagone - Paris
10 km
1 031 runners in 2015 in Paris

A simultaneous start on the 26th June 2016 at 10AM in different cities in France in a giant competition !
A part(party) of the registration(inscription) is put back to the national union of the cranial traumatized. This gift will allow the improvement of the everyday life of the wounded persons and their families.

Other races

Sunday 3rd July
Les Foulées d'Ile de France
Foulées France des Iles
10 km et 5 km
1 012 runners in 2015 for the 10 km

It is summer! With these Strides, find the festive atmosphere of French Antilles (Punch on arrival!). In spite of the heat of July, Wood of Vincennes shaded paths as well as a flat route allow a good speed.

Sunday 11th September
La Parisienne
6,7 km
30 425 female runners in 2015

It became a very classical race, "The Parisienne", a race exclusively reserved for the women, a beautiful feast around the Eiffel Tower.

Sunday 18th September
Les Chasseurs de temps
7 km, 14 km and 21,1 km

Several races organized in the paths of the Wood of Vincennes:
- a 7km individual mixed.
- a 14km and a 21km100. Individual.
- a 14km in relay (twice 7 km).
- a 21km in relay (3 times 7 km).

Sunday 25th September
16 km
22 040 runners in 2015

One of the most famous races. Start at the Eiffel Tower and arrival in front of the Palace of Versailles with in the middle, the famous "Côte des gardes": going up hill for about 2 km... 

Site Route

Sunday 25th September
Les courses du Luxembourg
10 km and 6 km

Quartier Latin, Saint-Germain district near the "Jardin du Luxembourg". A nice route around the Jardin du Luxembourg. 

Sunday 2nd October
10 km Paris Centre
10 km
12 771 runners in 2015

Magnificent race in particular for the places which it crosses. Start avenue of the Opera, with the beautiful Garnier Opera in front of the Start, crossing street of Rivoli, in front of the Bourse (former stock exchange building), Place Vendôme and the arrival, Palais Royal place in front of the Louvre. Flat route. 

Sunday 2nd October
10 km, 5 km, …
43 000 participants for all the races in 2015

Beautiful races and walking in the wood of Vincennes against the breast cancer.

Sunday 9th October
Les 20 km de Paris
20 km
25 179 runners in 2015

Another big international race. Start on the bridge of Iéna in front of the Eiffel Tower, to begin: a small ascent to the Trocadéro, after, running in the Wood of Boulogne and then the right bank of the Seine up to the "Pont Royal" (Royal bridge) and return left bank to the finish at the Eiffel Tower..

Sunday 16th October
La corrida du 15ème arrondissement
10 km
813 runners in 2015

Another nice "arrondissement" race. A very flat 10K. Start near the City Hall of the 15th arrondissement. 

Sunday 16th October
La Course du Dodo
6,5 km
125 runners in 2015

Race organized by "COURIR POUR LE PLAISIR" in the nice "Parc Montsouris" in the South of Paris. Not quite plane route.
"COURIR POUR LE PLAISIR" supports the "Association du SYNDROME DE LOWE" (Lowe's syndrome association), by giving a financial participation on every registration. 

Sunday 23th October
Semi-marathon du bois de Vincennes 
21,1 km
3 397 runners in 2015

Half-marathon to enjoy the magnificence of the trees in the wood of Vincennes in autumn. 

Sunday 6th November
L'Ekiden de Paris
42,195 km in relay race
About 1000 teams

The Ekiden is a marathon run in relay by team.
The teams can be 4 runners (10,5 km per participant) or 6 runners (5,25 km / 10,5 km / 5,25 km / 10,5 km / 5,25 km / 5,445 km).
The Ekiden of Paris takes place mainly on the very beautiful banks of the Seine, on the right bank.

Friday 11th November
Les Bacchantes
8 km
2924 runners with mustaches in 2015

A not serious race for a serious cause, the fight against the prostate cancer.
Everybody has to wear the mustache!
A very nice running in the Wood of Boulogne.

Sunday 13th November
Les 10 km du 9ème arrondissement
10 km
874 runners in 2014
(cancelled in 2015... and postponed to 2016 March 20th)

A race with some up-hill parts (street of Clichy, street of the Martyrs), passage in front of "Notre-Dame de Lorette" Church, the "Trinité" Church and at the heart of little Parisian streets of the 9th arrondissement.

Sunday 22nd November
Les boucles du 17ème arrondissement
10 km
1 445 runners in 2014
(cancelled in 2015...)

A race to explore the streets of the 17th arrondissement of Paris. A not really flat 10K but all the same competitive.

Sunday 4th December
La Piedthone
4 km, 6 km and 10 km
653 runners in 2014

Races organized for the benefit of the Telethon.

Sunday 11th December
Courir pour le plaisir
10 km
1380 runners in 2014

Two buckles of 5 km in the wood of Vincennes.
"COURIR POUR LE PLAISIR" supports the "Association du SYNDROME DE LOWE" (Lowe's syndrome association), by giving a financial participation on every registration

If you want to make a competition in Paris and if you reserve a tour with us, tell us and we can show you the route and help you to prepare the race (the Paris Marathon, for example). Need advice for these races? Ask us! Of course, if you do not want to participate in a competition and want to enjoy completely a touristic jogging, we are there.
We like the competition and running but we like Paris just as much!

Doing competitions, workouts, touristic jogging (with us ;) ), trail or even on treadmills, whatever, we wish you to take a lot of pleasure by running!

Happy running in 2016!

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