Paris 2024 - The Mass Event Running (Marathon pour Tous): An exceptional and festive night experience

Paris 2024 - The Mass Event Running (Marathon pour Tous): An exceptional and festive night experience

Paris 2024 is committed to making the Olympic and Paralympic Games accessible to as many people as possible. The Mass Event Running will take place on the 10th of August 2024 and aims to give the public a unique opportunity to experience and run the marathon on the same course as Olympic athletes. 

The marathon course starts in front of Paris Hôtel de Ville and takes runners through some of the city's most iconic monuments before heading towards Versailles and back to Paris, ending at the Esplanade des Invalides. The course is 42.195 km long and promises an unforgettable athletic journey through the urban landscapes, parks, forests, and exceptional sites of the city and its surroundings. 

To ensure that the Mass Event Running experience is accessible to everyone, Paris 2024 is also offering a 10 km race for participants aged 16 and above, in addition to the traditional 42.195 km marathon for participants aged 20 and above. 

The marathon race will start on 10 August 2024 at 9:00pm CEST from Paris Hôtel de Ville, while the 10 km race will start at 11:30pm CEST to provide the best possible running conditions and reduce the impact of the summer heat.  

Running on the same route as the Olympic athletes in a mythical setting is already a promise of lasting memories. The late-night setting will also add to the exceptional experience by combining sport and entertainment and offer runners a unique way to discover Paris and its landmarks.  

The event will be an opportunity for runners to share the excitement with Olympic athletes and ambassadors, who will take part in each starting zone to encourage and support the runners throughout the race, culminating in the finish line at the Esplanade des Invalides. 

Furthermore, Orange, Premium Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and official sponsor of the Marathon Pour Tous, and Paris 2024 will offer participants training tips and advice to ensure they are ready for the challenge ahead. 

For those who still want to try their luck, it is not too late!  

As a reminder, there are three ways to win a bib for the Marathon Pour Tous: 

  • The first is to join the Paris 2024 Club (club.paris2024.org), where members can participate in sports challenges held four times a year or accumulate 100,000 points through the Club before the 31st of December 2023, to enter the draw at the end of 2023. 

  • The second option is to download the Marathon Pour Tous mobile app, which offers various challenges for individuals or teams every month, with spots to be won only for the 42.195 km marathon distance. 

  • Lastly, participants can follow @teamorangerunning on Instagram, where passionate sports fans can join a community of runners and participate in the many contests held for the chance to win a spot in either the marathon or 10 km race. 

Aurélie MERLE, Executive Sports Director for Paris 2024: "Running the Paris 2024 Marathon Pour Tous promises to be an absolutely incredible experience. In 2024, on the night of August 10 to 11, the 40,048 runners who will have earned their bib for the Marathon Pour Tous will live an exceptional late-night experience. If running a marathon was already an experience, running on the same course as the Olympic athletes, on the same day and  in a magnificent setting and at night, promises to be a great adventure for the 40,000 participants.”

Amélie MAURESMO, Olympic runner-up in tennis in Athens in 2004: "The Marathon Pour Tous is an athletic challenge that inspires me enormously! Taking part in this unique race is a dream. I'm already looking forward to it!”

Camille LACOURT, four-time world champion in swimming: "Running the Paris 2024 Marathon Pour Tous is much more than competing in a race: it's sharing a challenge and emotions with runners from all over the world, in a setting and an incredible atmosphere, just a few hours before the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games!"