With 35 editions in the past, the D-Day Landings Marathon is the premier event on the mythical distance of 42.195 km. Often referred to as the D-Day Beaches Marathon, the D-Day Landings Marathon has one of the most beautiful courses in France. Proof of its international reputation, the event is now part of the qualifying marathons for the world ranking Abbott World Marathon Majors age categories.
During this race, the personal endeavour is coupled with the discovery of the high places of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy (Juno and Sword beaches, Ouistreham Casino, Pegasus Bridge, etc.), making this intense moment of sport a real tribute to History.
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROUTES IN FRANCE
NATIONAL FFA LABEL
NORMAN FLAVORS BUFFET AT THE ARRIVAL
RECOVERY AREA (PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND CHIROPODISTS)
Limited to 3,000 participants
National FFA label
Qualifying for the French Championship and for the Abbott World Marathon Majors age category ranking
Time limit: 5h30
Open to participants born in 2003 and before
Application deadline: May 31, 2023 (subject to availability)
Discover the course of the D-Day Landings Marathon 2023.
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- Free shuttles,
- Locker rooms,
- Timing by chip integrated in the bib,
- Live tracking device
- Refreshments every 5 km
- Musical animations on the course
- Buffet Flavors of Normandy,
- Recovery area (physiotherapists and podiatrist),
- Technical finisher T-shirt
- Collector's medal,
- Live results,
The registration fee for D-Day Landings Marathon is 65€ including VAT.
Take advantage of a special rate of 57€ including VAT until March 31, 2023.
Students, job seekers and people receiving RSA or ASS benefit from the opening rate of 50€ TTC all year long. To benefit from it, you just have to fill in the advantage code dedicated to the stage of choice of the tests: ETUDIANT2023 (students) and COURIR2023 (job seekers, people receiving RSA or ASS). Proof of status will be requested at the time of registration.
Personalisation of bibs
Each participant is unique. Register before May 3, 2023 and receive a personalized bib on the day of the event (first name/nickname, team name).
Sending the bib to your home
Sending the bib to your home by tracked letter is offered at a rate of 7.00€. This option is available until May 3, 2023 for shipments in metropolitan France only. The bibs are sent at the end of May to the address indicated on your online account subject to complete file (valid proof of ability).
Cancellation insurance is available for €3.99. It allows, for the reasons listed in the general conditions, the refund of the commitment (the amount of the insurance is excluded from the refund). This service is entirely managed by Mondial Assistance and is only valid in metropolitan France.
Students, jobseekers and people receiving RSA or ASS registered for the event may be reimbursed the amount of their registration (excluding options) without having taken out cancellation insurance, upon presentation of recent proof of their situation.
Personalisation of the medal
Each participant in the D-Day Landings Marathon receives a medal at the finish line. The personalisation of this medal is offered for €8,00. After the event, you will receive a plaque to stick on your medal with your name and official time.
Man: Sorri ABDISA in 2h12'37'' in 2012 (ETH).
Female: Elisabeth CHEMWENO in 2h35'23'' in 2008 (KEN).
For all enquiries regarding elite runners and the prize money, please contact us at email@example.com
Back in pictures on the D-Day Landings Marathon 2022 by clicking here.
Watch the aftermovie of the 2022 edition by clicking here.
The D-Day Landings Marathon is limited to 5.5 hours, with cut-off times at :
- 21st km in less than 2h40,
- 25th km in less than 3h15,
- 30th km in less than 3h55,
- 35th km in less than 4h30.
Proof of ability (medical certificate or licence of French Athletics Federation) is required to participate in the D-Day Landings Marathon.
Please send us your medical certificate via your online account before Wednesday May 31, 2023. Download our medical certificate template by clicking here. If you cannot send us a digital version of your medical certificate, please send it as soon as possible by post to the following address D-Day Landings Marathon Registration Department, 12 rue de la Chapelle, 14000 CAEN.
Participants must attach to their registration form a legible photocopy of their medical certificate attesting to the absence of contraindication to the practice of sport in competition, athletics in competition or running in competition dating less than one year on the day of the event.
Other documents can justify the possession of this medical certificate. The following is an exhaustive list:
- The following licences issued by the French Athletics Federation (FFA ) : Athlé Compétition, Athlé Entreprise, Athlé Running or Pass " J'aime Courir " valid on the day of the event.
- Sports licences valid on the date of the event, on which must appear the non-contraindication to the practice of sport in competition, athletics in competition or running in competition issued by one of the following federations: Fédération des clubs de la défense (FCD), Fédération française du sport adapté (FFSA), Fédération française handisport (FFH), Fédération sportive de la police nationale (FSPN), Fédération sportive des ASPTT, Fédération sportive et culturelle de France (FSCF), Fédération sportive et gymnique du travail (FSGT), Union française des oeuvres laïques d'éducation physique (UFOLEP)
Benefit from a preferential bib upon presentation of a recent proof of results. Send your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 3, 2023.
If you are participating in a team, please contact your team leader directly to find out how to collect your bib.
If you have subscribed to the home delivery and if your registration is complete, you will receive your bib at the end of May at the address indicated at the time of your registration.
If you are registered as an individual, the following information concerns you.
The bibs can be picked up on presentation of an identity card at the Village Expo of D-Day Landings Marathon at the Caen Exhibition Center (rue Joseph Philippon):
FRIDAY JUNE 2 FROM 2:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
SATURDAY JUNE 3 FROM 9:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
BIB WITHDRAWAL = COMPLETE REGISTRATION + IDENTITY DOCUMENT + BIB NUMBER
Remember to bring your bib number with you to reduce your waiting time. You can find your bib number at any time from your online account, by clicking here.
For any bib collected by a third party, the person must present the identity document of the person for whom the bib is being collected (digital version preferred).
No pins will be given out, so please bring your own.
The different parking lots of the Parc Expo will be entirely dedicated to visitors and participants (free car and bicycle parking). Click here to see the site map.
Access to the Caen Exhibition Centre and parking
Rue Joseph Philippon, 14000 Caen
Northern ring road: Exit n°6 (Vallée des jardins) - Southern ring road: Exit n°10 (Eterville)
You can then access the Exhibition Centre via the Zenith roundabout in Caen. Follow the signs to Louvigny. Access is also possible via the Cavée viaduct.
Access to the finish site - Stade Hélitas de Caen
10 Avenue Albert Sorel, 14 000 Caen
Invite your friends and family to join you at the finish line. Fan areas will be entirely dedicated to them at the Hélitas Stadium in Caen.
View the map of the finish site by clicking here.
A free shuttle service is available in partnership with Keolis to take you to the start of the event.
Boarding:Caen Exhibition Centre. Free parking. Click hereto see the shuttle departure map.
Arrival : Courseulles-sur-Mer.
Rotation period: 6:00 to 7:30.
Pacemakers will help you reach your goals in : 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15 and 4:30.
Starting locks will be set up to facilitate the start as much as possible. On the day, position yourself in the airlock corresponding to your time: elites and bibs preferential, -3h00, -3h30, -4h00, +4h00. The latter are freely accessible at the start of the races.
A cloakroom truck will be present at the start site in Courseulles-sur-Mer to collect your belongings and bring them back to the finish site.
Refreshment stations (water, bananas, oranges, sugar cubes and dried fruit) and sponge stations will be set up every 5 km.
A full meal will be offered at the finish line as well as a local buffet with Saveurs de Normandie allowing you to taste local specialities.
A friendly place for participants and supporters
The Hélitas Stadium in Caen will host the finish line of the event.
Invite your friends and family to join you. Fan areas will be dedicated to them in the immediate vicinity of the finish line.
View the map of the finish site by clicking here.
A medal and a finisher's T-shirt with the event's logo will be given to you at the finish.
Physiotherapists and chiropodists will welcome you in the recovery area (runners' zone) to provide you with recovery treatments and massages.
The award ceremony will take place near the finish line at the Helitas Stadium in Caen on Sunday, June 4 at 1:30 pm.
Only the first 3 men and women runners (scratch and regional) will be called to the podium for the awards ceremony.