Experienced runners, this page is for you. There isn't much to say about the Marathon because it is THE mythical distance par excellence. The Marathon represents a very significant sporting challenge, whether it is your first or whether you have already had the opportunity (and courage) to do what is, for many runners, a dream.
So, to honour these 42.195 km of intense effort, we have prepared a superb route around the Phocean city. Our objective is to make this Marathon a unique event and a highlight of your running career.
What is more unique than setting off from the edge of the world? The famous Goudes, situated at the heart of the Parc National des Calanques is where you’ll begin the most Mediterranean of races, because there is nothing like running along the seafront. You will visit some of Marseille’s most emblematic sites surrounded by hoards of locals who have come to brave the mistral. Don’t worry, the city’s famous Bonne Mère lifeboat is there to look after the sailors, fishermen ... and runners.
After running through the new Velodrome Stadium, in the Parc Borély and the Place Castellane, you will reach the Vieux Port via the Corniche, for a magical finish, where we will welcome you with a reception fitting for someone who has completed such a challenge.