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The French Riviera Marathon 2015

Less than 3 weeks to go until the 8th French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes

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Pam Williamson | Cannes Editor | Published: 19 Oct 2015


The French Riviera Marathon 2015

More runners than ever are expected to take part in France’s second-largest marathon. And as entries rapidly fill up, now is the time to enter.

Up to 15,000 runners from all over the world are expected to take part on Sunday, 8th November, with one of the most cosmopolitan fields of any major European marathon. The previous record of nations represented has already been broken with 63 nationalities among this year’s registrations, a month before the event starts. More than 28% of participants come from outside of France.

Another key figure is the growing participation of women representing 23% of this year’s entry. More than 11,000 runners are already signed up to one of the three races. 

The breathtaking beauty of the course: a coastal route with a unique backdrop that combines snow-capped mountains and palm trees is just one of the things that attracts runners to this marathon. Starting from the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and finishing on the iconic Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, the course passes through five emblematic French Riviera towns: Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Antibes Juan-les-Pins and Vallauris Golfe-Juan.

Several famous French athletes will run for Peace and Sport, official charity of the French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes since 2012. Marc Raquil and Stéphane Diagana are among the participants in the 2×21.1km Alpurna.

Around 80,000 spectators are expected to line the 42.195km course, cheering in the runners. The ‘Running Expo Marathon Village’ located on the Promenade des Anglais will open on Thursday, 5th November at 17:00.

Online registrations are open until 5th November.