Les foulées de la liberté

thursday may 30, 2024

normandy running festival













the children's race

The Foulées de la Liberté and its 4,000 children open the festivities for a weekend of sport and conviviality. Organized in conjunction with Caen's Sports Department, the event brings together 4,000 children from Caen's schools.


Every year, thousands of children take part in the event to honor an association. In 2024, the children will be taking part to benefit the association Les Fées Papillons a regional association for sick children. It supports children made vulnerable by illness and their families, but also raises awareness of bone marrow donation, blood donation and platelet donation. The association also works with the onco-hematology department of Caen University Hospital and the pediatric departments of outlying hospitals.

a day dedicated to olympism

The event is gearing up for a historic 2024 edition as part of the festivities for the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Olympic Torch Relay. On May 30, 2024, the Olympic Flame will cross seven territories in the Calvados département. It will arrive by sea at Omaha Beach and end its journey in Calvados at Caen, the culmination of its journey. As a prelude to Olympic Day, Foulées de la Liberté will mark the start of the festivities.


With a parade through the streets of the city, free cultural, sporting and civic events open to all on the Jean-Marie Louvel esplanade in front of the Hôtel de Ville, the passing of the Flame will be an opportunity not only to celebrate sport and the values of Olympism, but also to bring the public together around a rich and varied program. For more information on the Olympic Torch Relay program by clicking here.


Thursday, May 30, 2024

departure: 2:00 pm from place saint-sauveur, caen

finish: stade hélitas de caen

Race-walk on a safe circuit

Limited to 4,000 children from schools in Caen

Open to CP, CE1, CE2, CM1 and CM2

For more practical information on the race, contact the Sports and Events Department of the City of Caen +332 31 30 46 46.



A look back at Foulées de la Liberté 2023 by clicking here.

Watch the aftermovie of the 2023 edition by clicking here.