Posted: Yesterday at 22:14
Hi Paul, welcome and congratulations on breaking your duck in the Paris forum, as it were . I'm afraid the answer for Paris, or any other races in France is no, it has to be the certificate exactly as printed on the website, signed and stamped by a medical doctor. It's a French insurance thing, and it applies to all kinds of sporting events, not just running. Other countries' races (eg Italy) will accept EA membership.
You GP may do it for free, or for a fee - £20-30 seems to be about standard.