Half marathon in the heart of Paris
In 2020, the half marathon event at the Athletics European Championships in Paris will offer competitors a course along some of the iconic monuments of the City of Light.
2020 being an Olympic year, the half marathon will replace the marathon in the European Athletics Championships’ programme. However, the course offered to athletes is appealing: after starting at Trocadéro, in front of the Eiffel Tower, they will run along the banks of the Seine then wind their way through the left bank of the French capital. The event promises to be majestic, offering unforgettable images provided by the backdrop of key, world-famous Parisian landmarks: the Esplanade des Invalides, UNESCO, the Montparnasse Tower, etc. Competitors will be required to run around a loop on the left bank before heading back to the Trocadéro fan-zone, for the finish. The public will be able to applaud the winner of the half marathon in style.
A 10K open to everyone
Part of the route of the half marathon will be open to anonymous participants on the same day of the event. Amateur runners will be able to experience the atmosphere of the great event and enjoy the support of the public. This 10 km European Mass Race will finish at Trocadéro.