Paris Marathon 2024
Discover the route of the 2024 Olympic marathon and the best places in Paris to watch it up close
Paris Marathon 2024
2024 Olympic Games to be held in Paris between July 26 and August 11 is already feeling closer ; and with them, the great marathon of Paris 2024 as a triumphant closing .
We will show you the map of the Paris 2024 marathon route with the exact places where it will pass so you can choose where to see it from. You will also know what is necessary to organize your trip to the 2024 Olympics.
What will the Paris Marathon 2024 be like?
Just as the opening of the 2024 Olympics will implement many changes and innovations, the marathon of this Olympic event will be no different.
And it is that the route has been inspired by “La Marche des femmes” (The Women’s March) that occurred on October 5 and 6, 1789 in the middle of the French Revolution, when a group of women came out to demand the increase in the price of bread and put pressure on King Louis XVI of France to return to Paris.
This is how nearly 7,000 women walked from the City Hall to Versailles, in a fact that marked the end of the French monarchy. For that reason and also in honor of women, the women’s marathon will be the event that closes the next 2024 Olympic Games on Sunday, August 11.
The 42,195 km of the 2024 Paris Marathon will have a demanding and exciting route, with 438 meters of negative elevation gain and a maximum gradient of 13.5% that will challenge all participants in a place so full of history.
The men’s race will take place on Saturday, August 10 and it is expected that at least 80 elite athletes will participate in each of them.
A marathon for everyone
In addition, at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games it will be the first time in history that 20,024 free places will be available so that people who are not professional athletes can follow the same 42-kilometre Olympic route.
In turn, another 20,024 free places will be given for a 10-kilometre circuit that will have the same start and finish as the marathon, but without leaving the center of Paris. Undoubtedly, “a marathon for everyone” that wants to include as many participants as possible around the emotion of sport.
If you want to know how to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games , keep reading that later we will tell you what you have to do to opt for a free place.
Route and map of the Paris Marathon
The 2024 Paris marathon route will begin in the Hotel de Ville square (Paris City Hall) and will end on the Les Invalides esplanade, with the Eiffel Tower in the background, where there will be stands for some 7,000 people who can purchase tickets for the upcoming Olympics at a cost of €24 and live the moment of arrival to the full.
The route will pass through emblematic places in Paris from where you will be able to appreciate the marathon for free:
- The Paris Opera
- the Seine river
- The Place Vendome
- The Tuileries Gardens
- The Louvre Museum
- The Place de la Concorde
- The Grand Palais
- The Trocadero Gardens
After leaving Paris, the route will reach the Palace of Versailles (at kilometer 23), to begin to turn around, bordering the Seine River and crossing its emblematic bridges until passing through the Meudon State Forest and arriving at the Tower Eiffel (at kilometer 38) as the final setting for the arrival.
How to take part?
You can participate for a free place in the “Marathon for all” in the next 2024 Olympic Games by meeting some requirements .
You can register on the Paris 2024 Sports Club website or on the Marathon pour Tous website and then download the MPT Paris 2024 App and complete all the challenges and activities indicated. They will have to reach 100,000 points before 2024 to opt for the draw for the numbers and thus be present in the popular races.
For the 42-kilometer race, over 20 years of age can participate, while for the 10-kilometer circuit, it will be from 16 years.
The 2024 Paris Marathon is a unique opportunity to enjoy the city. Organize your trip now and take note of what to see in Paris, go on the best excursions and take advantage of learning more about its history and its legendary places with one of the free tours in Paris. So you won’t miss anything!
Paris attractions where the Marathon will take place
These are some of the places where the Paris 2024 Marathon will take place.
Place de la Concorde
One of the most important public squares in Paris. Here Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were executed by guillotine.
At the Grand Palais in Paris you can visit temporary and permanent exhibitions inside a structure made for the Universal Exposition of 1900.
Famous district of Paris where the Trocadero Gardens are located. From here you have a fantastic angle to take the best pictures of the Eiffel Tower.