D-Day Landings Marathon

Sunday, June 2, 2024 (sold out)

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With 36 editions to its credit, the D-Day Landings Marathon is the premier event of the year over the legendary distance of 42.195 km. Often referred to as the "Marathon des Plages du Débarquement" (D-Day Beaches Marathon), the D-Day Landings Marathon event has been awarded the national FFA label and boasts one of the most beautiful courses in France. Proof of its international renown, the event is now one of the qualifying marathons for the Abbott World Marathon Majors age-group rankings.

 

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.

 

D-Day Landings Marathon is gearing up for a historic 2024 edition as part of the festivities marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

BOURSE AUX BIBS

With the event sold out on Sunday June 2, 2024, the organization is setting up a bibs exchange to facilitate the purchase and resale of bibs between riders. To find out more click here.

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HISTORY'S HEROES

undeniable advantages

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROUTES IN FRANCE

NATIONAL FFA LABEL

FREE SHUTTLES

PACERS

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE TRACKING

FINISHER T-SHIRT

COLLECTOR'S MEDAL

NORMAN FLAVORS BUFFET AT THE ARRIVAL

RECOVERY AREA (PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND CHIROPODISTS)

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Sunday 2nd june 2024

Departure: 9.10 am from Courseulles-sur-Mer (rue de l'édit) 

Finish : Stade Hélitas de Caen

Limited to 5,000 participants (SOLD OUT)
FFA national label

Qualifying for the French Championship and for the Abbott World Marathon Majors age category ranking

Time limit: 5h30

Open to participants born in 2004 and earlier

Closing of registrations: 29th may 2024 (subject to availability)

Registration fees (full)

The registration fee for D-Day Landings Marathon is 69€.
Benefit from a special rate of 60€ if you register before March 31, 2024.

Students, jobseekers and people on RSA or ASS benefit from the opening rate of 53€ all year round. To take advantage of this offer, simply enter the advantage code dedicated to the event selection stage: ETUDIANT2024 (students) and COURIR2024 (jobseekers, people on RSA or ASS). Proof of status will be requested at registration.

Available options

Personalisation of bibs

Each participant is unique. Register before 1st may 2024 and receive a personalized bib on race day (first name/nickname, team name).

Send bib to your home address
bib can be sent to your home address by recorded delivery at a cost of €8.00. This option is available until May 1, 2024 for deliveries in mainland France only. bibs will be sent at the end of May to the address indicated on your online account, subject to your file being complete (valid proof of aptitude). 

Personalisation of the medal

Each D-Day Landings Marathon participant receives a medal at the finish. Personalization of this medal is available for €10.00. After the event, you'll receive a plaque to stick on your medal, with your name and official time, at the address indicated in your online account.

Stock exchange bibs

With the event sold out, the organizers set up a bibs exchange to facilitate the purchase and resale of bibs between riders directly from the 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 the code "BOURSEAUXDOSSARDS-MARATHON".

- Follow the steps to finalize your registration at bibs.

Please note that all bib retrocessions are final and cannot be subsequently modified in any way.

Closing of the bibs exchange: after being extended to facilitate the transfer of bibs between riders, the bibs exchange will close at midnight on Monday May 20. All resale requests made up to this date will be processed.

Services for runners
- Free shuttles, - Pacemakers, - Changing rooms, - Chip timing integrated into bib, - Live tracking device - Refreshments every 5 km - Sponge stations, - Musical entertainment along the route - Buffet Flavours of Normandy, - Recovery area (physiotherapists and chiropodists), - Technical finisher T-shirt - Collector's medal, - Live results, etc.
Event records

Man: Sorri ABDISA in 2h12'37'' in 2012 (ETH).
Female: Elisabeth CHEMWENO in 2h35'23'' in 2008 (KEN).

Prize money

For all enquiries regarding elite runners and the prize money, please contact us at elite@marathondelaliberte.fr

Memories

A look back at D-Day Landings Marathon 2023 by clicking here.

Watch the aftermovie of the 2022 edition by clicking here.

Time limits

The D-Day Landings Marathon is limited to 5h30 with time limits imposed on :

- 10th km in less than 1h20 ;

- 15th km in less than 2h00 ;

- 20th km in less than 2h40 ;

- 25th km in under 3h18 ;

- 30th km in less than 3h56 ;

- 35th km in under 4h35.

Proof of ability

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).

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

Please send us your proof of suitability via your online account before Wednesday May 29, 2024 by clicking here.

Preferential bib

Benefit from a preferential bib upon presentation of proof of recent results. Send your request by e-mail to info@marathondelaliberte.fr before 1st may 2024.

Hosting

NEW - D-Day Landings Marathon surrounds itself with Revolugothe booking solution that personalizes and simplifies the accommodation offer to guarantee you the best possible experience during your stay, with negotiated rates.

If you have any queries about accommodation, please contact Revolugo on 01 80 06 62 88 or by e-mail at reservations@revolugo.com

 

Bibs withdrawal

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.

bibs can be picked up on presentation of an ID card at the D-Day Landings Marathon Village Expo at the Parc des Expositions de Caen (rue Joseph Philippon):
FRIDAY 31st MAY FROM 2PM TO 8PM
SATURDAY 1st JUNE FROM 9AM TO 8PM

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.

Accessibility

The various Parc Expo parking lots will be entirely dedicated to visitors and participants (free car and bike 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.

Free shuttles

A free shuttle service is available in partnership with Keolis to take you to the start of the event.

Boarding: Cours Général Koenig, 14 000 Caen. Free parking at the Caen Exhibition Center. Consult the shuttle access map by clicking here.

Arrival : Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Rotation period: 6:00 to 7:30.

pacers and SAS departure

pacers

Pacemakers will help you reach your goals in 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15 and 4:30.

Departure airlock

Starting locks will be set up to ensure a smooth start. On the day, position yourself in the airlock corresponding to your time: elites and bibs preferentials, 3h00, 3h15, 3h30, 3h45, 4h00, 4h15, 4h30 et +. These are freely accessible at the start of the race.

Changing rooms and showers

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.

Showers will also be available at the Halle des Granges. Click here by clicking here.

Refreshments stations

On the course

Refreshment zones (25cl water bottles + self-supply, bananas, oranges, sugar cubes and dried fruit) will be set up every 5 km.

New for 2024: the organization is modifying its water management system for the event. In order to move towards a more reasoned management and a reduction of plastic, a double water supply system will be tested this year for the first time. You'll be able to refuel using water bottles, or fill your own containers (hydration bags, flasks, etc.) at the various refreshment points. The aim is to encourage and measure runners' autonomy, so as to develop and generalize self-supply systems in the future. 

On arrival

You'll also be offered a full meal at the finish, as well as a local buffet with Saveurs de Normandie where you can sample local specialities.

Arrival site

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.

Click here for a map of the finish by clicking here.

Results

Race results will be available live on the event website, thanks to Breizh Chrono, the official timekeeper for the event.

Consult the results of D-Day Landings Marathon 2024 by clicking here.

Awards

A medal and a finisher's T-shirt with the event's logo will be given to you at the finish.

Recovery area

Physiotherapists and chiropodists will welcome you in the recovery area (runners' zone) to provide you with recovery treatments and massages.

Award ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place near the finish line at the Hélitas stadium in Caen on sunday 2nd june at 1:30pm.

Only the first 3 men and women runners (scratch and regional) will be called to the podium for the awards ceremony.