Paris 2024 Marathon Pour Tous

Paris 2024 promised to revolutionise the Olympic and Paralympic Games experience for the general public. Many people shared a dream that is now a reality: with the Paris 2024 Mass Participation Marathon, amateur athletes will be able to run the same route as the Olympic marathon, by night, enabling as many people as possible to follow in the footsteps of outstanding athletes. This will be an extraordinary experience, on a unique and original route, celebrating the heritage and history of the Paris region and the whole of France.
Providing people in France with an outstanding Games experience has always been Paris 2024’s ambition. The Mass Participation Marathon sets out this promise by offering opportunities for as many people as possible to get close to the heart of the Games adventure, following in the footsteps of the Olympic athletes, on the same route as the Olympic marathon event. For the first time in history, running events open to the general public will be organised, with a full marathon and also a 10km race. They will be run by night, ensuring the best running conditions for all runners. Like the Olympic Games in general, the Mass Participation Marathon is committed to ensuring gender parity, with Paris 2024 looking to award the same number of race entries to both men and women.


There will be something for everyone, with two event formats available to people who win a race entry. Both races, for the first time in the history of the Games, will allow participants to live an extraordinary sporting, sensory and emotional experience.

Legendary distance: the marathon
A marathon format will be following the same route as the Olympic athletes. This marathon format aims to be open to anyone who would like to push their limits and be part of an exceptional moment following the same route as the Olympic athletes. The runners will be able to follow in the footsteps of the male and women athletes who will fight for the marathon olympic titles. Open to everyone aged 20 and over, this marathon, which will set out from the Hôtel de Ville at 9pm and finish on the Esplanade des Invalides, in Paris by night, looks set to be truly unforgettable.

  • 42,195km loop linking Paris and Versailles
  • Starting at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris at 9pm
  • Finishing at Les Invalides
  • Passing through 9 districts: Paris - Boulogne-Billancourt, Sèvres, Ville d’Avray, Versailles, Viroflay, Chaville, Meudon, Issy-les-Moulineaux
  • 20,024 participants

Second accessible format open to everyone: the 10k
A shorter format, open to everyone, but more accessible than a 42km format, will be available with a 10km race, also ran by night. The 10km route will take in a number of iconic places and monuments at the heart of Paris, with a range of special events and activities organised to enable everyone to enjoy an intense and unforgettable moment in the parisian night.

Open to anyone over the age of 16, this race will be accessible for all profiles, whatever their age or disability, for a magical race at the heart of Paris. The 10km route will be accessible for anyone with a disability, whatever their specific needs (guide, wheelchair, all-terrain chair, etc.), provided that they will be aged 16 or over by 31 December 2024.

  • 10k at the heart of Paris and its iconic monuments
  • Starting at Paris’ City Hall at 11:30pm
  • Finishing at Les Invalides
  • All in Central Paris
  • 20,024 participants


In addition to the 42.195km distance, a 10km route will be on offer for anyone who wants to join in the fun and enjoy this unique experience, without aiming to complete the Marathon distance.   Young people (from the age of 20 for the 42km, and 16 for the 10km*) and older people, women, men, beginners and experienced runners... and these two race formats, the aim is to be open to all types of people and all sporting objectives.  
In line with the commitments made to reduce the impact of the Games, Paris 2024 has set itself the target of offering refreshments without single-use plastic bottles to the 40,048 runners in the Marathon Pour Tous. Single-use plastic cups and bottles will be replaced by reusable ones, and extensive work with the water suppliers has made it possible to establish a drinking water connection for the 17 refreshment points.  
What's more, at the race number collection on 9 and 10 August 2024 at the Stade Emile Anthoine, all Marathon Pour Tous participants will be asked to take part in a major collection of sports textiles and equipment. They will be able to bring all their unused sports equipment and outfits, so that they can be reconditioned and put back into circulation for a second life.  
* This minimum age is stipulated in the regulations of the French Athletics Federation in force in 2022. These regulations are subject to change.


Running along the same route as the Olympic marathon, in a celebratory atmosphere alongside thousands of sports enthusiasts just a few hours after the male athletes, crossing the same finishing line just a few hours before the women’s Olympic marathon runners… The Mass Participation Marathon will create unforgettable lifelong memories for those who get the opportunity to enjoy the two routes on offer.