Recreational runners will have the opportunity to contest the same course as the elite half marathon runners at the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships from 25-30 August.
A mass participation 10km will take place on the same course which is being used for the men’s and women’s half marathon and with 250 days to go until the European Championships begin, entries are now open to take part in the 10km.
Runners can enter by clicking on this link. The 10km takes place on Sunday 30 August with the gun firing for the first wave at 11:00am and the fast and flat route takes in some of the city’s principal attractions. The runners will begin and finish in front of the Eiffel Tower on the Pont d’Iena and will pass notable landmarks such as the Hotel des Invalides, the Grand Palais and the Trocadero.
"One of our ambitions at the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships is to bring athletics out of the stadium and reach new audiences. That’s why we are setting up an Athletics Festival in the heart of Paris, with this 10km mass race being one of its symbols. It is the promise of a unifying event that will make athletics shine and will create a positive dynamic in the run-up to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris," said President of the Paris 2020 LOC Jean Gracia.
CEO of the Paris 2020 European Athletics Championships Laurent Boquillet said: “This race is a unique opportunity to feel like a champion and to experience the European Championships from the inside. This is exactly the festive and positive spirit we want for our Athletics Festival, epicentre being the Athletics Park at Trocadéro.
"This magical place will bring together audiences from all over the world, to support the participants, celebrate the athletes during the Championships’ medal ceremonies that will be organised there, as well as to enjoy musical, cultural, recreational and gastronomic activities.”
Each finisher will be rewarded with a replica of the official gold medal which will be handed out at the European Championships. Around 15,000 entrants are expected to take part.
For more information about registering to enter the 10km, please click here.