Paris Marathon 2015

Paris Marathon 2015 info required

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15/04/2014 at 21:47

Just registered for next year as I suspect I will get the usual knock back from London, how easy is it to get a place? Are they guaranteed?  Anyone have any other useful info? 

15/04/2014 at 22:30

I was also wondering about entry for Paris - I thought it was that you just entered and got a place but there seems to be some sort of pre registration and a draw in April? I thought you could wait till October usually?

 

16/04/2014 at 07:21

Hi Janine

 

Found this.....

http://www.marathonrunnersdiary.com/races/europe-marathons/paris-international-marathon.php

I guess the pre reg puts us in the draw for one of these bands of entries.

 

 

16/04/2014 at 09:22

I'd pop over to "Events" where you will find a Paris marathon crew who seem to know everything you could ever wish to find out

16/04/2014 at 10:50

They've changed the entry system for next year. There is a ballot, but it's for cheaper entry places. The normal first come first served system will open up in September/October as normal, but the entry price is higher than the ballot places.

The race can sell out, but having ran it the last three years it's never sold out quickly. There were still places available as late as February for this years race.

16/04/2014 at 15:31

Thanks Eggyh73 - I want to see if I get into London first before entering Paris.

16/04/2014 at 21:41

Perfect, thanks very much

23/04/2014 at 13:15

So I pre-registered, and I just got an email saying I've 'tire'd' a place - but I'd already jumped teh gun and gone for a place in Brighton.  I can get a refund though.  But now I'm unsure. 

I suppose Paris would be nice.

23/04/2014 at 15:55

Paris is great, I'm in

23/04/2014 at 16:01
I'm in the London Ballot but don't hold out much hope there, so I think I'll be heading to Paris whatever!
23/04/2014 at 16:36

I have just got in the Paris one, but not sure whether to hold out to wait and hear about London, ran it this year for charity and absolutely loved it Any recommendations on what to do, what is Paris like compared to London? Thanks

23/04/2014 at 18:26
Me too! I've got a Paris place and can't quite believe it. It will be the biggest city marathon I've run in by far. Apparently the course is beautiful, but they serve fruit, not gels, so the floor can get very messy indeed. In the unlikely event I get a London place, I might just run both...
23/04/2014 at 20:03

Okay, so now I'm confused, how long do I get to 'hold' this place? I get paid on Friday, it'll still be there, right?

(Why can't the London Marathon be this simple...)

All this means, of course, that I will absolutely have to do the Berlin Marathon and then tell people I ran three capitals in Europe. 

 

... does Rome have a marathon?

23/04/2014 at 20:20

Says it's valid till the 4th of May.

I'm going for it I think, if I get a London place I will defer it!

23/04/2014 at 21:25
You have to pay for your place by 1st May I think.

And regarding Rome...http://www.marathonrunnersdiary.com/races/europe-marathons/rome-marathon.php
23/04/2014 at 21:43

Rome... then Paris... then London... then Charing Cross Hospital most likely

25/04/2014 at 11:11

I've never run a Marathon, never run morethan 10 miles but Ive booked a place for Paris.

It's one way to get to see the city.

25/04/2014 at 11:17

Yay! Go Richard! 

It is, it's a brilliant way to see the city and get your barings.  Also how many holidays do you go on where you get a medal at the end?

(That being said, in our house, we're divided on our opinions of the Paris Marathon medal this year.  My co-habitors think it's clever, I'm not sold on it.)

25/04/2014 at 11:28
Well I applied for London last year and again this year. Figured the chances are so slim that I had nothing to lose.
25/04/2014 at 11:45

I ended up doing it through charity because I really wanted to do it.  I'm hoping to get a job with Mind at one point and that they'll let me take any leftover place...

 

Otherwise, I'm looking at Wales for this summer.

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