Paris Marathon 2010

Paris Marathon 2010

On April 11, 2010 is the Paris Marathon.  The marathon does not have a lottery system, it’s on a first come first serve basis.  The Paris Marathon is pretty popular.  They max at 40k runners and when registration opened in September it sold out in less than 2 months.  The spots are distributed as follows, 37k for PUBLIC registration on their website and 3k RESERVED for event partners and overseas travel agencies.  The marathon prices increase to the final price tier when there are only 5k PUBLIC spots available.  Don’t be fooled when you see their website.  They post a real time tally of how many runners are registered  and when I signed up it was at 33k.  I expecting to pay at the second price tier but actually paid at the final.  I felt like they tricked me into paying more!   Anyways lesson learned, if you want to sign up for the Paris Marathon at a lower price, remember to sign up before registration hits 32k and sign up early.

Just going back to the previous note, I know the marathon is sold out for public registration but if you still want to try to get into the marathon there may be a way through travel agencies in your country.   MarathonTours offers gauranteed acceptance if you pay for their travel package and include an extra $195 USD for the marathon.  Here’s their link.   For other countries check out here.

I mapped out the new Paris Marathon 2010 Route. The city is extending their Tramway and required construction on one of the routes of the marathon specifically Boulevard Soult. Here is the new marathon map that I mapped out on mapmyrun. Who said you can’t see Paris in one day.

The marathon starts at the Champs-Élysées and runs by the Place de la Concorde, Louve Museum, Hotel de Ville, Place de la Bastille, Chateau de Vincennes, Notre Dame Cathedral, Orsay Museum, Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Trocadero and finishes back at the Champs-Élysées.

Link to the Paris Marathon
PDF version
Google Map Version

Paris Marathon 2010

Paris Marathon 2010 Elevation Chart

Paris Marathon 2010 elevation2

Note:  I mapped out the Paris Marathon according to the street by street directions on their website.  I’m off by 0.4 miles somewhere.

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