After preventive actions against COVID-19, better known as crown virus, the Montpellier Marathon had to change its date and postpone the tenth edition of the Montpellier Marathon to September 27, 2020.
Therefore, on September 25, 26 and 27 the Montpellier Marathon will take place, a true celebration of racing and sport. With courses accessible to all, the Montpellier Marathon is the perfect opportunity to discover or rediscover this city rich in history and culture. More than 6,000 runners of 35 nationalities and all levels are expected at the starting lines of the different distances offered:
- Marathon , is a 42 km race to run alone or as a relay for 4, 5 or 6 people
- The average marathon of 21 km
- 8 km Nordic walking , not timed
- Children's races , from 500 to 1,500 meters.
Come spend a sports weekend with friends or family and take advantage of this event that is really worth it!
The Montpellier marathon is available in various distances and modalities:
- The marathon
The 42 km historical race begins at Golden Number Square and in the Antigone district before crossing the River Lez. After a slight detour north, the route heads towards Lattes and the beaches. Then it is Carnon-Plage and its ponds to Palavas-les-Flots and the crossing of the Rhône channel before going up towards Montpellier in a landscape of the Camargue. Once in Montpellier, runners will be directed to the Port Marianne district and the new Town Hall before climbing to Place de l'Europe and crossing the finish line. Eight refreshment points will be provided along the route, which has a positive elevation of only 140 meters.
- Relay Marathon
The marathon is also possible as a relay of 4, 5 or 6 runners with distances between 5 and 10 km for each runner, depending on the number of runners.
- Half marathon
With a route that takes over part of the Marathon, this 21 km race is more accessible but just as exciting. The first 15 km will be identical to the Marathon, but once they reach Lattes, the Semi runners will be redirected to Lez, then to the Jacques Coeur basin and to the new Town Hall before going up to Place de l'Europe and ending at the of Europe.
- Nordic walking
This 8 km course in the center of Montpellier is not scheduled and is open to all ages and physical conditions. It should be covered in a dynamic style, called Nordic walking, accentuating the pendulum movement of the arms to propel the body forward. The route will traverse the banks of the Lez before exploring the Jacques Coeur basin and the Hôtel de Ville.
- Children's races
Free races of 500, 1000 and 1,500 meters and reserved for children between 6 and 14 years old.
- T shirt
- Children's area
Friday September 25, 2020:
- 12pm - 2pm: Collection of bib numbers - Place du Nombre d'Or
- 17h - 20h: Collection of bibs - Place du Nombre d'Or
Saturday September 26, 2020:
- 14h: Opening of the Village Marathon
- 2 pm - 6 pm: Collection of bibs - Place du Nombre d'Or
- 15h - 17h: Cursas Kids
- 6.30 pm: Volunteer briefing
- 7:30 pm: Volunteer lunch
Sunday, September 27, 2020:
- 7h: Opening of the Village Marathon
- 7 am - 8 am: Collection of bib numbers - Place du Nombre d'Or
- 8:30 am: Start of the Marathon and the Semi-Marathon
- 8:30 am: Relay Marathon start
- 9h: Departure of the Nordic Walking
- 13h: Awards ceremony