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
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not all about the marathon – there is fun everywhere!
The Dinner 100 Pates in a local chateau. Wine, music and entertainment included limited availability, bookings taken now!)
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.
River bank happenings, Basque Strength Games for the supporters are offered on the quays of Pauillac.
A huge celebration open to all!
Marathon Day After
Tthe famous recovery walk through the vineyards of with several wine tastings along the way. Lunch is served at a local Chateau where you will enjoy wine, music and entertainment (limited availability, bookings taken now!).
Arrival in Bordeaux (Friday arrival available)
Your race pack will be delivered directly to your hotel.
Arrival at your race hotel
OPTION: Dinner 1000 Pates - dinner, drinks, entertainment and music; transport included (limited availability). Bus returns to hotel at 11:30pm (arrive 12:30pm)
Early breakfast at your hotel
06:30am: Transfer to the start line at Pauillac by coach
09:00am Show and presentation of fancy dress 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
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
03:00pm: Return transfer by coach to the hotel
Breakfast at your hotel.
Join us for all the fun of the Marathon du Medoc, with either our 3 star or 4 star hotel package. 3* from $tbc pp and 4* from $tbc pp on a twin share basis. The 4* option offers better value!
OUR MARATHON DU MEDOC PACKAGE INCLUDES
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