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Marathon du Medoc

The Marathon du Medoc has become a marathon you “have to run” and has grown in popularity since its inception in 1984. The event is built on the four pillars of Health, Sport, Conviviality and Fun. Each year has a different theme and in 2017 you can join thousands of runners as they celebrate Music in 33 rpm. Think the Beatles, black vinyl, Elvis hair and tight whites, Rockin' Around the Clock ....... and bring it to life in Medoc. 

Marathon du Medoc is synonymous with the wineries of Bordeaux. Run past such seminal wineries as Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Beychevelles, Lynch-Bages, Pichon Longueville plus others.

Despite the fun aspects of the race, the Marathon du Medoc is nonetheless a real Marathon, 42.195 km measured officially. The fantastic organisation and beauty of the course have placed it among the leading international marathons year in year out drawing an ever increasing number of foreign participants. You too can be part of the fun and be supported and cheered on by 3,000 volunteers and 100,000 spectators

Course

A single loop course, which winds its way round a stunningly beautiful circuit with over 50 chateaus.Approximately 24% of the course is off road. The course is closed to traffic. 

Cut Off Time

6hrs 30mins.

Any runner who wants to leave the race will have to go to a radio spot, located every 2kms near the drink stations/medical tents. A shuttle will take you back to the finish line.

Medical

Tthe Medoc marathon offers comprehensive medical assistance with a team of 300 persons operating at 10 medical stations over the course and 5 specialized tents at the finish.

Awards (and Wine!)

At the finish line each runner is rewarded with a large number of gifts; tee-shirt, medal, sports bag, bottle of Medoc wine, surprise gifts, art print, refreshments etc.

Associated Events

It’s not all about the marathon – there is fun everywhere!

Marathon Eve:
The Dinner 100 Pates in a local chateau. Wine, music and entertainment included limited availability, bookings taken now!)

Marathon Day:
The show and presentation on the start line
Over 90% of runners in costume
Some 52 other events alongside the race
22 refreshment stands
21 food stands and special gourmet stands (oysters, ham, steak, cheese, ice cream, Medoc attic, etc.) the presence of hundreds of disguised and delighted school children.

Marathon Evening
River bank Happenings, games for the supporters
A huge celebration open to all!

Marathon Day After
Tthe famous recovery walk through the vineyards of with several wine tastins along the way. Lunch is served at a local Chateau where you will enjoy wine, music and entertainment (limited availability, bookings taken now!).

2018 Marathon du Medoc Itinerary

Thursday 6 September

Your race pack will be delivered directly to your hotel. 

Friday 7 September

Arrival at your race hotel
OPTION: Dinner 1000 Pates - dinner, drinks, entertainment and music; transport included (limited availability)

Saturday 8 September

Early breakfast at your hotel
06:30am: Transfer to the start line at Pauillac by coach
09:00am   Show and presentation of fancy dreass at the start line
09:30am: Marathon start
9:30am - 11:30am: River bank happenings, games for supporters
11:45am – 04:00pm: Arrival of marathon runners
05:00pm: Return coach transfer to hotel

Sunday 9 September

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure or.....
OPTION: Relaxing walk followed by Lunch at a Chateau - lunch, wine, entertainment and music. Includes coach transfer (limited availability)
10:00am Start of the walk, approx. 10km
12:30pm: Lunch
03:00pm: Return transfer by coach to the hotel

Monday 11 September

Breakfast at your hotel.
Departure (for those who have chosen the three night option)

 

2018 Marathon du Medoc Entry and Accommodation Packages Will Be Updated Shortly

Join us for all the fun of the Marathon du Medoc, with either our 3 star or 4 star hotel package.

OUR MARATHON DU MEDOC PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Guaranteed entry to the Marathon du Medoc
  • 2, 3 or 4 night’s accommodation (Fri to Sun/Mon)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Race pack delivered to your hotel
  • Race day transfers to the start line and returning to your hotel
  • Additional nights availabel on request

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!

 

 

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