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French Riviera Marathon: a chic race
On November 9th the 6th edition of the Marathon Des Alpes-Maritimes from Nice to Cannes will take place. This race takes you through the stunning surroundings 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 expected to start at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice this year. From there the course leads to the chic Mediterranean Sea cities St Laurent du Var, Cagnes sur Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Vallauris and Golfe-a-Juan. The route winds gently uphill through strands of pine trees and beautiful stucco mansions before dropping down to the finish line in Cannes. Right in front of La Croisette’s most mythical palace: the Carlton Intercontinental. With 92% of the race running along the coastline and snow covered mountains peaking in the distance there is no better place to run your 1st or 50th marathon. The course is relatively flat with hills only present around Cap d'Antibes and a gentle incline at Golfe-a-Juan. You will be cheered along by 60,000 spectators, holidaymakers and music groups.
Relay Marathon for team players
Are you more of a team player? Than you can sign up for the Relay Marathon with five friends or colleagues. You run the same route as the marathoners and every team member runs one relay from one city to the next. The time chip is the 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.
The French Riviera Marathon takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. What is the most beautiful place you ever ran?
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