It is the HALF MARATHON of Paris, the 27th edition. There are two other half marathons in Paris but whose course is not totally in Paris, the Vincennes half marathon and the Boulogne half marathon (see the corresponding articles in this blog).
Among the new features this year, the route and the village.
Even if the route is very similar to last year’s, the start and finish are no longer in the Bois de Vincennes. The race starts from the pier of Austerlitz (not far from the train station of the same name) and ends in front of the “Grande Bibliothèque”, the BnF site François Mitterrand (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), pier François Mauriac.
Similarly, the village that was located in the Bois de Vincennes in the Floral Park is now at La Villette. Village, start, finish, all this a little more central in Paris and therefore a better access for runners who do not live on the Vincennes side…
The race is still taking place for a good part in the Bois de Vincennes, about ten kilometers.
A fairly flat route compared to the 1990s…
So, first half-marathon, looking for record on the distance, preparation for the Paris marathon which takes place 5 weeks later, pleasant running time with friends, whatever, GOOD HALF!
And why not combine this competition with a sightseeing tour of the city during your stay in Paris by running with real Parisian runner guides (warming up a day before the competition or recovering a day after)? Enjoy an original private tour, tailor-made for you: