Enter the legendary Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes Marathon! On the program: 42.195 km of pure bliss on the Côte d’Azur between sea and mountain for some 12,000 participants, with a mythical start on the Promenade des Anglais and an exceptional finish line on La Croisette.
THREE 5* MARATHON OPTIONS ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR
Nice- Cannes: an option for everyone!
The Nice-Cannes Marathon isn’t just for experienced runners. Whatever your running experience or depending on your goal, apart from the classic event, you can opt for the “2 x 21.1 km”, thus offering you the possibility to run a half marathon connecting Nice to Cannes (Nice / Antibes – Antibes / Cannes). Or chose the Relay Marathon (from 3 km to 10.8 km) with a team of 6 runners.
WHERE DOES THE WORD MARATHON COME FROM?
On the advice of Hippias, the former tyrant of Athens, the Persian army arrived in early September 490 on the 4 kilometres bordering the plain of Marathon, 40 kilometres from Athens. The Athenian and Platean hoplites, about 10,000 men, went to meet the Persians. On 13 September, the Persians decided to attack Athens by land and sea. According to some historians, it was on this occasion that Phidippides ran the distance that later became that of the marathon to warn Athens about invasion before dying.
THE ALPES-MARITIMES NICE-CANNES MARATHON
- 13,330 entered in the 3 races.
- 7702 marathon runners
- 2670 entered in the 2 × 21.1 kilometres.
- 2958 entered in the Relay Marathon in nearly 500 teams.
- 76% men and 24% women.
- 26% foreigners.
- 21% of French entrants are from the Alpes-Maritimes.
- 59 nations represented.
- Top 3 nationalities: France, United Kingdom and Italy.
- Average age 42 for the Marathon distance.
- The oldest runner is 79 years old.