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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. Join us on this FULLY ACCOMPANIED trip to Bordeaux.

The 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.

The theme for the 2024 Marathon du Medoc is MAKE YOUR GAMES. Bring your best GAME to the event in 2024 and surprise us with your costumes!

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. 

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.


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.
River bank happenings, Basque Strength Games for the supporters are offered on the quays of Pauillac. 

Marathon Evening
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!).

2024 Marathon du Medoc Itinerary - Fully Accompanied Trip, Personally Escorted by Us

Thursday 5 September

Arrival in Bordeaux (Friday arrival available)
Your race pack will be delivered directly to your hotel. 

Friday 6 September

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)

Saturday 7 September

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

Sunday 8 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 9 September

Breakfast at your hotel.


2024 Marathon du Medoc Entry and Accommodation Packages 

In 2024 we will be personally accompanying our runners and supporters to Bordeaux. 

Join us for all the fun of the Marathon du Medoc, with either our 4 star hotel package, from $tbc pp on a twin share basis. Single option also available. Guaranteed entry included.


  • Guaranteed entry to the Marathon du Medoc
  • 2, 3 or 4 night’s accommodation (Fri to Sun/Mon) at the centrally located 4* Mercure Bordeaux Centre
  • Breakfast daily
  • Race pack delivered to your hotel
  • Dinner 100 Pates FRI (optional)
  • Race day transfers to the start line and returning to your hotel
  • Walk and Lunch at the Chateau SUN (optional)
  • Our representative in Medoc during your stay
  • Additional nights available on request


  • Flights
  • Items of a personal nature during your stay, eg alcoholic drinks, snacks, etc
  • Optional sightseeing tours
  • Travel insurance – for your peace of mind RunFun Travel offers travel insurance to cater for all your travel plans.
    Contact us directly for a quote on your travel insurance!


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

  • flights
  • travel insurance
  • 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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