The 23rd edition of the Paris Half-Marathon will take place on Sunday 8 March 2015. A record number of 43,500 participants have confirmed their registration for this event, which is the second biggest on the French running calendar after the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon.
This year the runners will tackle the route in the opposite direction to previous editions. Starting from near to the Château de Vincennes esplanade on the way to Porte Dorée, participants will visit some of Paris’ most famous landmarks, including the Place de la Nation, Place de la Bastille and the Hôtel de Ville. As usual, the finishing line is located on the edge of the Château de Vincennes esplanade, after a long final straight along Route de la Pyramide.
Women account for 34% of registrations for this year’s spring challenge, up 4% on 2014, making it a Gallic record over the 21.1km distance. Russian model and actress Natalia Viodanova and French TV presenter Karine Lemarchand will both be taking part in the race, which this year coincides with International Women’s Day.
The Paris Half-Marathon Village will be open on Friday 6 March from 10:00 CET to 19:30 CET and Saturday 7 March from 09:00 CET to 19:30 CET at the Parc Floral de Paris botanical garden, located within the Bois Vincennes woods. Competitors and their friends and families are advised to take public transport (via metro line 1, to Château de Vincennes station) in order to reach the Village and access the starting zone.