Marathon special

Marathon special

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The French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes: a chic race

On November 8th 2015, the 8th edition of the Marathon Des Alpes-Maritimes from Nice to Cannes will take place. This race takes you along the stunning coastal roads of the French Riviera. The French Riviera Marathon debuted in November 2008, setting a world record by attracting over 10,000 participants in its first year. Now it’s the second biggest marathon in France, topped only by the Paris Marathon.

Run through chic cities

Thousands of participants are again expected at the start this year on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. From there the course leads through the chic Mediterranean Sea cities St Laurent du Var, Cagnes sur Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Vallauris and Golfe-a-Juan to Cannes. The route winds gently uphill through strands of pine trees and beautiful stucco mansions before dropping down to the finish line, right in front of La Croisette’s most legendary building: the Carlton Intercontinental. With 92% of the race running along the coastline, with snow covered mountains in the distance, there is no better place to run whether it's your 1st or your 50th marathon. The course is relatively flat with hills only around Cap d'Antibes and a gentle incline at Golfe-a-Juan. You will be cheered by 60,000 spectators, holidaymakers and musicians along the way.

Relay Marathon for team players

Are you more of a team player? Sign up for the Relay Marathon with five friends or colleagues. You run the same route as the marathoners,  but every team member runs only one of the relays of different length from one city to the next. The time chip is your relay baton. In every city there is a special area to exchange the chip.

More information and special discounts

Visit the official website for the French Riviera Marathon for more information. You can register for this marathon using your Flying Blue Miles in our store.

The French Riviera Marathon takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Where is the most beautiful place you ever ran?

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