“Les 10 Km du 14ème arrondissement*” (“14ème” means “quatorzième arrondissement” = Fourteenth arrondissement = 14th Paris administrative district)
After the festivities at the end of previous year and beginning of the new one, we are pleased to rediscover a bit of dynamism with this first 10 km of the year. These 10 km of the 14th arrondissement announces a whole series of beautiful Parisian races in 2019 (follow our blog!). A flat circuit convenient to the performance… The first “arrondissement” 10K.
Different City Halls or local clubs participate in the organisation of a 10K in their Parisian “arrondissement*”
The race is organised by “l’Office du Mouvement Sportif” (OMS14), hosted by the City Hall of the 14th “arrondissement”. The OMS14 gathers the majority of the sports associations of the 14th arrondissement of Paris.
As every year, the start will take place in front of the City Hall. Three waves are planned this year. You can get a bib for a place in the preferential corral if you do less than 50 minutes per 10 km for women, less than 40 for men. All you have to do is to write to firstname.lastname@example.org and send a proof of time or bring it with you when fetching your bib.
Not far from Montparnasse and the avenue du Maine, the course is composed of two 5K loops that start and return to the Town Hall. The course is relatively flat, even if a small uphill false plate is on our thighs when we return to the town hall…
The public is not very numerous – it’s cold in January – except at the 5th km and at the finish.
Be careful, the last loop does not end exactly where the first one ends, arrived at the level of the town hall, it is necessary to plan two more turns to the left to go along the square and finish, if possible, in sprint on about fifty meters!
Medals at the finish, refreshment with soup in general and a small bag with some goodies…
Find some memories of the 2018 edition:
- Relive the race by following the route here. The route (see link above) is very similar to last year’s.
- In 2018, pretty medal on arrival, which imitates a Parisian subway ticket:
- Vidéo of the 2018 start:
So, see you soon, to (re)discover the streets of the 14th arrondissement of Paris.
Happy 2019, with beautiful races and great performances!
* An “arrondissement” is a municipal subdivision of the commune, used in large cities like Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. They are 20 in Paris with a City Hall (“Mairie”) and its own mayor (“maire”) in each one. There is also a City Hall for the whole Paris, and one mayor for Paris (“La Mairie de Paris” or “L’Hôtel de Ville”).