Innovating in an iconic and historic Olympic event! The Marathon for All Paris 2024
Sometimes it is difficult to cross the line dividing innovation and tradition. However, there are cases where this happens. Such as Paris 2024, where the outcome is an outstanding and unique opportunity to promote the sport and experience participating actively in an Olympic venue in the first person.
With “Le Marathon Pour Tous”, Paris 2024 is revolutionising the general public experience of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This has been a dream for many people, and in 2024 it will be a reality.
The official route for the #Paris2024 Olympic Marathon has been unveiled, and for the first time in history, “general public” running events will be organised, with a marathon and 10km course. Amateur athletes will follow the same route as the Olympic marathon, and there will be something for everyone since two race formats are offered:
The mythical distance: the marathon.
- A marathon format will be run on the same course as the Olympic athletes.
- Open to everyone from the age of 20
- 20,024 attendees
Second format accessible to all: The 10km
- 10km in the heart of Paris and its iconic monuments
- Accessible from the age of 16, this race will be open to all profiles, young or old, with or without a disability
- 20,024 attendees
The Marathon will be on August 10th for men and August 11th for women. It’ll also be the first time that women conclude the athletics programme since women were allowed to run the Olympic marathon in 1984. Besides, the Marathon route will follow a similar path that the “Women’s March” to Versailles in 1789 during the French Revolution.
Tony Estanguet, Paris 2024 president, stated: “We’re trying to give some meaning to our events and choosing this course was a good way to do it. We really want to innovate.”
One of the Paris 2024 Games aims is to offer an exceptional experience to France inhabitants. Undoubtedly “The Marathon for All” embodies this promise by allowing as many people as possible to experience the adventure of the Games as closely as possible, giving them the unique opportunity to perform in the same route as the Olympic marathon athletes.