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From 31st may to 2nd june 2024

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registrations

Who can register?

The events (except for Foulées de la Liberté) are open to both licensed and non-licensed participants and are subject to age limits. Participation age is based on the current calendar year and not on the date of the event.

- Le D-Day Landings Marathon : from age 20 (born in 2004 and earlier);

- Le Relay Marathon : from 16 years old (born in 2008 and before);

- Pegasus Half Marathon: 18 years and over (born in 2006 and earlier) ;

- Le 10K - Crédit Agricole Normandie : from 16 years old (born in 2008 and before);

- La Rochambelle : from age 7 for walkers and 16 for runners (born in 2017 and earlier for walkers and 2008 and earlier for runners). 

How to register?

Registrations can only be made online via our dedicated platform by clicking here. You just have to create an account or to connect to it if you have already participated.

How to register multiple participants?

Each participant must register via an individual account. However :

- If someone already has an account, you can register them from your dashboard by clicking on "register someone who has an account".

- If a person does not have an email address, click on "create a sub-account" from your dashboard and proceed to register the person concerned. If the sub-account already exists, click on "register" on the relevant line.

Remember to check your registration summary before proceeding to the global payment of the completed registrations.

What payment methods are accepted?

Registration is only possible online. Each participant pays the registration fee by credit card and benefits from a secure payment from our dedicated platform by clicking here.

I am a student or job seeker. How can I benefit from a preferential rate?

The opening rate (Marathon: 53€ - Pegasus: 25€ - 10 km: 14€) will be applied throughout the registration period for students, jobseekers and people receiving RSA or ASS upon presentation of proof, and only for the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Pegasus Half-Marathon and the 10 km - Crédit Agricole Normandie.

To benefit, simply register using the advantage code for the event selection stage: ETUDIANT2024 (students) and COURIR2024 (jobseekers, people on RSA or ASS).

I would like to obtain a preferential bib . How can I do this?

The scales for requesting a preferential bib are as follows:

- D-Day Landings Marathon: less than 3h30 for a woman and less than 3h00 for a man.

- Pegasus Half Marathon: less than 1h40 for a woman and less than 1h25 for a man.

- 10K Crédit Agricole Normandie: less than 45min for a woman and less than 38min for a man.

A participant will be authorized to receive a preferential bib only after validation by the organizer of his request made by mail or email to info@marathondelaliberte.fr before 1st may 2024 and accompanied by proof of recent results.

How to be part of the elite runners?

The scales to be part of the elite runners are as follows:

- D-Day Landings Marathon: N3 level at international level (women and men)

- Pegasus Half Marathon: N3 level at international level (women and men)

- 10K - Crédit Agricole Normandie: N3 level at international level (women and men)

An athlete will only be authorized to join the elite squad after the organization has validated his application, sent by post or e-mail to elite@marathondelaliberte.fr before 1st may 2024 accompanied by proof of recent results.

I need to send proof of my ability. How do I do this?

In France, the Fédération Française d'Athlétisme (FFA) regulates the conditions for taking part in a running event. To take part in a competition, you must present proof of fitness (source : regulations for running events (II.A.3).

You can transfer your credentials directly from your online account by clicking here.

Learn more about the list of authorized receipts by clicking here.

Deadlines:

- May1, 2024 for team entrants and individuals who have subscribed to bib home delivery;

- 29th may 2024 for individuals.

If you are unable to send us a digital version of your receipt, you can send it by post to the following address D-Day Landings Marathon Registration Department, 12 rue de la chapelle, 14000 CAEN.

What do I do if my proof of ability have been refused?

If your credential has been denied, you can view the reason for denial in your online account by clicking here.

To complete your registration, youou must provide valid proof of fitness. In France, the Fédération Française d'Athlétisme (FFA) regulates the conditions for participation in a running event. To take part in a competition, you must present proof of fitness (source : regulations for running events (II.A.3).

You can transfer your credentials directly from your online account by clicking here.

Learn more about the list of authorized receipts by clicking here.

Deadlines:

- May1, 2024 for team entrants and individuals who have subscribed to bib home delivery;

- 29th may 2024 for individuals.

If you are unable to send us a digital version of your receipt, you can send it by post to the following address D-Day Landings Marathon Registration Department, 12 rue de la chapelle, 14000 CAEN.

How do I know if I am registered?

Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration (please check your SPAM if necessary).

You can also view your registration at any time from your online account by clicking here.

I would like to change of race. Is this possible?

For all event transfers, contact us via our contact form before May 1 , 2024 by clicking here.

After this date, any changes must be submitted directly to our Village Expo at the SOS area bibs.

I can't participate. How can I get my money back?

Students, jobseekers and people receiving RMI or solidarity benefits, registered for the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Pegasus Half Marathon or the 10K - Crédit Agricole Normandie, may be reimbursed the amount of their registration (excluding options) on presentation of recent proof of their situation and valid proof of non-participation.

Refunds will be made only after the event.

Otherwise, if the event is sold out, you can sell your bib on our bibs marketplace.

How does the bibs exchange work?

With all events now fully booked, the organization is setting up a bibs exchange to facilitate the purchase and resale of bibs between riders directly from the registration platform. registration platform.

I want to sell my bib

You can sell your bib on our official list or transfer your bib to the rider of your choice.

In the event of resale of your bib, an administration fee of €2 will be deducted from the refund of your registration. Any options subscribed to will also be reimbursed.

I'm looking for a bib

You can register on our official list, or have a friend or family member give you a bib . If a bib becomes available or a friend gives it to you, a code valid for 48 hours will be sent to you to register for the event. After this period, the code will be passed on to another runner on the list.

If a friend wishes to transfer his bib to you, it is up to him to make the request according to the following procedure.

Procedure

- Go to the registration platform and log in to your space.

- Click on "Event registration", "Individual registration" and enter one of the following codes: "BOURSEAUXDOSSARDS-10KM", "BOURSEAUXDOSSARDS-RELAIS", "BOURSEAUXDOSSARDS-SEMI", "BOURSEAUXDOSSARDS-marathon".OR "BOURSEAUXDOSSARDS-MARATHON".

- Follow the steps to finalize your registration at bibs.

Stock exchange closes at bibs Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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TEAM ENTRIES

What are the conditions for creating a team?

Team participation is open to groups of friends, communities, associations, companies, clubs and works councils.

There are several prerequisites for creating a team:

1 - to have at least 10 participants in their team;

2 - respect the participation rules in teams ;

3 - identify a team leader who will be the link between the organiser and the team members;

4 - finalize the team before May1, 2024.

5 - proceed to the payment of the entries before the delivery of the bibs.

How do I create a team?

As a first step, please consult the team participation rules.

For the creation of a new team, the designated team leader can contact the organization committee at 09 72 44 91 49 or pre-enter the information of his team online by clicking here. He will then be contacted by the organizing committee.

How to renew a team?

Team renewals can be made by email by sending any changes to be made to equipe@marathondelaliberte.fr

How to join an existing team?

Each participant must register from an individual account by entering the advantage code provided by their team leader. This code allows them to be automatically integrated into the team.

The steps :

- log in to your individual account by clicking here ;

- on your dashboard, click on "register for an event", then check the accuracy of the information entered;

- at the event selection stage, enter the advantage code "xxxx" given by your team manager in the blue "advantage/team code" box, then follow the steps until your registration is finalised. You will then receive an email confirming your registration.

How does the payment work for a team?

If you chose to pay for all the team, payment will be made by cheque or bank transfer once the team has been finalised.

If you chose to pay individually, payment will be made directly by credit card when the participant registers.

ATTENTION - All payments must be received by us before the delivery or dispatch of the bibs.

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BIBS WITHDRAWAL

How do I find out my bib number?

You will be given a bib number shortly before the event. It will be visible as soon as it is assigned from your online account by clicking here. An email will be sent to you to inform you of this.

I would like to receive my bib at home. How can I do this?

Participants in the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Pegasus Half Marathon and the 10K - Crédit Agricole Normandie can have the bib sent to their home address for €8.00. This option is available until May 1, 2024, for delivery in mainland France only. The bibs will be sent at the end of May to the address indicated on your online account, subject to your file being complete on May 1, 2024.

If you have not yet registered, you will be offered the option of having bib sent to your home address when you register.
If you have already registered, you can send us a cheque (made payable to D-Day Landings Marathon) before May 1, 2024, so that we can take this option into account, to the following postal address: D-Day Landings Marathon 12 Rue de la Chapelle 14 000 CAEN. Please include the following information with your request: surname, first name, date of birth and event concerned.

How to withdraw bibs?

If you are participating in a team, please contact your team leader directly to find out how your team will collect the bibs.
If you have subscribed to the post delivery and if your file is complete, you will receive your bib at the end of May at the address you gave when you registered.
If you are registered as an individual, the following information concerns you.

bibs can be picked up at the D-Day Landings Marathon Village Expo at the Parc des Expositions de Caen (rue Joseph Philippon) upon presentation of a valid ID:
FRIDAY 31st MAY FROM 2:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 1st JUNE FROM 09:00 TO 20:00

BIB WITHDRAWAL = COMPLETE REGISTRATION + IDENTITY DOCUMENT + BIB NUMBER

Please remember to bring your bib number with you to reduce the waiting time for collection. Find your bib number at any time from your online account, Click here.

For any bib collected by a third party, the person must present the identity document of the person for whom the pack is collected (digital version preferred). Otherwise, a copy of the family record book is accepted for minors.

No pins will be given out, so please bring your own.

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practical - D-Day

What do I need to know about Accommodation - Accessibility - Parking?

Hosting

To organise your stay in Normandy, please consult our dedicated page by clicking here.

In practice, if you do not have a vehicle, we advise you to stay in Caen, where the shuttles leave and the races arrive.

The Parc des Expositions de Caen (exhibition village, bibs, parking) and the Stade Hélitas (finish line) are within walking distance from the city centre.

Caen train station is 2.5 km from the exhibition centre. It is also within easy walking distance.

Shuttles

A free shuttle service is available to take you from the Exhibition Centre to the start of your event on Sunday morning. There is no shuttle service at the arrival of the events. This This service is only available for participants of the Marathon, Half-Marathon and 1st relay of the Relay Marathon.

Access to the Exhibition Centre and parking
Parc des Expositions de Caen - Rue Joseph Philippon, 14000 Caen
Périphérique nord : Sortie n°6 (Vallée des jardins)
Périphérique sud : Sortie n°10 (Eterville)
You can then access the Exhibition Centre via the Zénith de Caen roundabout You must follow the signs and take the direction of Louvigny. Access is also possible via the Cavée viaduct.

The Parc des Expositions parking lots are entirely dedicated to participants, visitors and spectators at D-Day Landings Marathon from May 31 to June 2 (free parking for cars and bicycles). Consult the site map by clicking here.

Is there a camper van park?

The participants' and visitors' car parks at the Caen Exhibition Centre allow motorhomes to be parked even at night. However, no specific facilities exist.

A motor home area is available near the Caen Memorial, located 4km from the Caen Exhibition Center. For more information, click here, by clicking here.

How does the start-up SAS work?

Starting locks are set up to facilitate the start of the events.

On the day, position yourself in the airlock corresponding to your time. These are freely accessible at the start of the events.

How does the timing system work?

- For participants in the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Pegasus Half Marathon, the 10 km - Crédit Agricole Normandie, the timing is done with the system with a disposable electronic timing system glued to the bib. This system provides each participant with his or her real race time, regardless of the wait at the start. However, the classification is based on the official time and not on the real time. The bibmust be fully legible during the event. The organisation declines all responsibility for the functioning of the electronic timing system.

- For the participants of the Relay Marathon, the timing is done with a disposable electronic timing system glued to the bibof the team which must be attached to the belt provided. This belt with the team's bibmust be passed on between each runner. The order of the runners indicated at registration is not important and does not necessarily correspond to the order of the relays. The timing mats will be located at the entrance or exit of the relay zone. It is compulsory that each runner is belted onto the relevant timing belt in order for the team's performance to be recorded.

What are the conditions for making a complaint about my result?

Results will be posted at the end of the morning on Sunday, June 2, 2024. Complaints can be made up to 30 minutes after posting.

How are the awards ceremonies organized?

Prize-giving ceremonies will take place close to the finish line at the Hélitas Stadium in Caen on Sunday, June 2. Only the first 3 male and female runners (scratch) will be called to the awards podium for the 10K - Crédit Agricole Normandie and the Pegasus Half Marathon. Only the first 3 male and female runners (scratch and regional) will be called for the D-Day Landings Marathon. Finally, only the first three teams in each category (mixed, men's and women's) from Relay Marathon will be called.

Planning

10:30 a.m.: awards ceremony 10K - Crédit Agricole Normandie

11:45 a.m.: Pegasus Half Marathon awards ceremony

1:30 p.m.: awards ceremony D-Day Landings Marathon

1:45pm: awards ceremony Relay Marathon

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