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French Riviera Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes: Nice-Canne

2018 Race Date and Event Details will be Updated Shortly

RunFun Travel has secured guaranteed entries to this picturesque event in a most beautiful part of the world. Just think..... run a marathon in near perfect conditions then treat yourself to a vacation on the French Riviera.Sea, palm trees, snow covered mountain views and French Riviera autumn sun!

The French Riviera Marathon is an IAAF Bronze Label event and the second largest marathon in France.. The French Riviera has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and 115km of coastline and beaches. Add to this stunning scenery and great running conditions and the French Riviera Marathon is the place and event for you.

Having travelled through the area ourselves, we can recommend some absolute gems for accommodation, touring and gourmet options. Think Marseilles (home of bouillabaisse), Monaco, Eze, Nice, Avignon, cheese, wine and morning markets. And for the fans of Le Tour, Mont Ventoux is not that far away.

Entry is only available only in conjunction with an entry and accommodation package from RunFun Travel. Flights, accommodation and transfers can be tailored to suit your personal preferences and budget. Please contact us for further information.

THE COURSE

The course is fast and flat and stretches 42,195 km from Nice to Cannes. A seaside route, a different landscape for an incredible experience! The route takes you through the cities of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Antibes Juan-les-Pins and Vallauris Golfe-Juan. Entertainment is provided along the route.

The route of the French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes is relatively flat except for the stretch at the Antibes cape.

Click here to view the course map

ENTRY FEE

Your entry fee includes:

  • Official race program
  • Champion Chip timing tag
  • Finishers’ medal
  • Adidas technical tshirt
  • Back Pack
  • Shuttle transfers to the race start and from the finish line
  • Bag transfer (from the start to the finish line)
  • Aid stations on the course
  • Live entertainment on the course
  • Recovery zone at the finish line - free massages!

A preferential start will be granted to runners with an expected finish time of less than 3 hours (proof required).

Race only entry is not available and must be purchased as part of an entry and accommodation package through RunFun Travel.

START TIME

Marathon start time is 8:00am, Promenade des Anglais, Nice.

FINISHING TIME

6 hours.

RACE EXPO

The village Running Expo in Nice will have a number of exhibitions dedicated to running in a friendly environment. Numerous displays will keep you entertained. The Running Expo also will be a chance to discover the sponsors of the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes and make sure that you are equipped from head to toe for your race.

  • Thursday:    2pm til 7pm 
  • Friday:         10am til 7pm 
  • Saturday:      9am til 7pm


MEDICAL CERTIFICATES

A medical certificate is compulsory for event registration and must be provided at time of entry. The terms and conditions of entry stipulate a certificate must be lodged, dated within a year of the event. Further information will be provided upon booking your trip.

RACE PACK

Your race pack is to be collected at the race expo and will include your:

  • Race bibs
  • Adidas technical tshirt
  • Official race program

Expo opening hours are:

  • Thursday:      2pm til 7pm
  • Friday:          10am until 7pm
  • Saturday:       9am til 7pm

Start numbers will be given out only upon presentation of an identity card and your start number voucher.

Race packs cannot be collected on Sunday.

AID STATIONS

On every 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 km, you will find aid stations with soft drinks (water and coke) and fresh food (fresh fruits, dried fruits, chocolate and sugar). Energy drinks will be available at 20km and 30km.
Sponge stations and water will be located on every 7.5, 12.5, 17.5, 22.5, 27.5, 32.5 and 38.5 km.
A recycling area will be present after each sponge and refreshment station. Please use these areas for your comfort and your environment.

PACEMAKERS

7 pacemakers (3h00/3h15/3h30/3h45/4h00/4h15/4h30) to set the pace for the race depending of your individual goal.

CLOTHING

Your personal belongings will be trasferred from Nice (start line) to the finish line in Cannes.  ou will get your clothing bag, which has your race number on a self-adhesive sticker, with your race pack. Please use this bag only for clothes after the race.

FINISH LINE SERVICES

More than 80 physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropodists will be present in the finish area for your relaxation and recovery.

TRANSPORT

A shuttle service is provided to the start line (from Cannes) and return from the finish line (to Nice). Shuttle bus tickets are included with your race entry. Start time for bus departures is 0530am from the Quai Laubeuf, Canne. For runners in Nice, the buses will return from Quai Laubeuf after the event.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Average temperature is 11-18 degrees.

TIMING

The ChampionChip system is used for timing. Your chip is included in your race pack. Timing mats will be in place along the and competitors failing to follow the course will be disqualified. Chips must be returned to the organisation after the race. In case of withdrawal or cancellation, chips must be sent to the organisation 15 days after the race, at the latest. Each non returned chip will be charged 15 euros and the competitor will be disqualified from the event.

French Riviera Marathon - 4d/3n Entry & Accommodation Package

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice 4*

Located on the famous Promenade des Anglais with 331 rooms and suites fully renovated in three different styles: Urban, Chili and Ocean. 188 rooms with private terrace offering a splendid sea view. Authentic French cuisine in Bleu Citron Restaurant. Roof top terrace with swimming pool, "Le Pool" bar & lounge and summer restaurant with a glittering view over the Bay of Nice. Free broadband. 

FACILITIES

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In room movies
  • Business Centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna

Other options also available, please contact us.

 

2018 French Riviera Marathon Weekend 

Enjoy a weekend of fabulousness on the French Riviera with our 4d/3n French Riviera Weekend Package at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice. Upgrades are available to CityView Rooms and Sea View Rooms on request.

Our French Riviera Weekend Package is from $640 per person, twin share. Book now to secure this earlybird special!

INCLUDED

  • 3 night’s accommodation at the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice (Fri-Sun)
  • Guaranteed entry to the French Riviera Marathon
  • Adidas technical t-shirt
  • Race day transfers from the finish line (to Nice)

EXCLUDED

HOW WE CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!

RunFun Travel is a fully licensed travel agent and can assist you with:

  • flights
  • travel insurance
  • overseas SIM (phone) card
  • airport transfers (where not included)
  • overseas car rental, driving routes, suggested stops along your way
  • ongoing transfers and travel plans

Please contact us for an obligation free quote that will enhance your trip as we make sure you run the time of your life!

Deposits

A non-refundable payment of $350 is required to secure your French Riviera Marathon Weekend package.

And while you’re there….

Why not take advantage of your location and see more of this famous coastline as well as experience the local hospitality. Some options:

  • Nice City Bike Tour
  • Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo
  • Day trip into the Provence Countryside
  • Monaco and Eze Day Trip
  • Italian Markets Shopping (it’s not that far away!)
  • Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialities

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