D-Day Landings marathon

normandy running festival

From 31st may to 2nd june 2024

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a tribute to history through sport

The D-Day Landings Marathon, Normandy Running Festival was created in 1988 with the aim of paying tribute to the events of the D-Day through sport, and running in particular. This tribute is reflected, among other things, in the race courses, which take in the key sites of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy (Juno and Sword beaches, Ouistreham Casino, Pegasus Bridge, etc.).

 

With over 25,000 participants each year, the event's race courses are a perfect illustration of this tribute to history through sport, making D-Day Landings Marathon a wonderful showcase for Normandy.

 

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.

 

On the program for this sporting and popular weekend in tribute to the events of D-Day: a unique range of events enabling everyone to participate according to their level of ability and desire.

a race for everyone steeped in history and emotion

a unique experience in the footsteps of D-Day heroes

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37 years of history

1988: Creation of the D-Day Landings Marathon and the popular 14K race.

 

1989: Official launch of the Pegasus (14.8K), named after the famous bridge from which it starts, the first bridge liberated by the British soldiers of the 6th Airborne.

 

1993: The Relais de la Paix, a children's event, joined the event and became Foulées de la Liberté.

 

1994: Celebration of the 50th anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy. A record number of participants in the D-Day Landings Marathon (5,600 participants) and the Pegasus (6,000 participants) in the presence of Fred Lebow, founder of New York Marathon.

2000: Creation of Les Rollers de la Liberté.

 

2002: Creation of La Rochambelle, a women's race of 8.6K in homage to the nurses of General Leclerc's Second Armoured Division, starting in Mathieu. The length of the Pegasus race increased to 17.4K.

 

2004: Celebration of the 60th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

 

2006: La Rochambelle becames a 5K solidarity race-walk in downtown Caen. Creation of the 10K de la Liberté. The Pegasus became a half-marathon.

 

2007: 20th anniversary of Les Courses de la Liberté.

 

2008: Les Courses de la Liberté becomes Les Courants de la Liberté, festival of races for everyone.

2013: Creation of the Relay Marathon.

 

2014 : Celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

 

2017: 30th edition of Les Courants de la Liberté.

 

2019: Celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

 

2020 : Les Courants de la Liberté, Festival of races for everyone, becomes the D-Day Landings Marathon, Normandy Running Festival.

 

2024: Celebration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

1988: Creation of the D-Day Landings Marathon and the popular 14K race.

2 races - 500 participants

 

2024: 37th edition of D-Day Landings Marathon - Celebration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

6 events - Over 20,000 participants expected

undeniable advantages

An event recognized for its services to runners

FREE SHUTTLES

QUALITATIVE REFRESHMENT STATIONS

CARING VOLUNTEERS

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE TRACKING AND LIVE RESULTS

NORMAN FLAVORS BUFFET AT THE ARRIVAL

QUALITY REWARDS

RECOVERY AREA (PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND CHIROPODISTS)

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROUTES IN FRANCE

Through its course crossing high historical places, the D-Day Landings Marathon will keep forever the traces of the history of the Landing. Each year, the event remembers and pays tribute to those who worked for peace and freedom. Gathered under 50 different nationalities, the heroes of a day live a unique experience in tribute to the heroes of history.

A WORLD-FAMOUS DESTINATION WITH ENHANCED ACCESSIBILITY

2nd most famous region in the world, Normandy offers an exceptional diversity of landscapes. Its ideal geographical location makes the event easily accessible by train, bus, car, plane or boat at only 2 hours from Paris.

registrations

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individually

From 8th novembre 2023 to 29th may 2024

by team

From 8th november 2023 to 1st may 2024

From 10 participants

special prices

Take advantage of special rates
by registering before March 31, 2024

(valid for the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Pegasus Half Marathon and the 10km - Crédit Agricole Normandie).

bib

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

services to runners

Free shuttles, pacers,
changing rooms, musical entertainment on the races, buffet of local food, physiotherapy area, technical t-shirts, etc.

your bib at home

Take advantage of bib home delivery
(valid only in France for €10.00 on the D-Day Landings Marathon, the Pegasus Half Marathon, the 10 km - Crédit Agricole Normandie and the Rochambelle).

proof of ability

Participants must enclose proof of fitness with their registration
before 29th may 2024 (excluding Rochambelle walkers and Foulées).

official rules

Each participant undertakes
to respect the rules of the event
when registering.

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PRACTICAL INFOS

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volunteering

Organised by Les Courants de la Liberté, an association under the law of 1901, D-Day Landings Marathon relies mainly on a solid core of volunteers who work all year round alongside 3 salaried employees to prepare each edition.

The event could not exist without the involvement of these volunteers who contribute to the development of sports practice but also to the influence of the Norman territory.

On D-Day, more than 1, 600 volunteers contribute to the success of the event. Their assignments are varied but their role is crucial in welcoming and ensuring the safety of participants. These men and women are responsible for a variety of tasks: services for participants, logistics, reception, entertainment, security, the route, departures and arrivals, etc.

Volunteering is based on the key concepts of associative commitment:

CONVIVIALITY

FULFILMENT

TEAM SPIRIT

RESPECT FOR OTHERS

INVESTMENT

CONVIVIALITY

Volunteer registrations for the 37th edition of D-Day Landings Marathon are now open.

Organised by Les Courants de la Liberté, an association under the law of 1901, D-Day Landings Marathon relies mainly on a solid core of volunteers who work all year round alongside 3 salaried employees to prepare each edition.

The event could not exist without the involvement of these volunteers who contribute to the development of sports practice but also to the influence of the Norman territory.

On the event, more than 1, 600 volunteers contribute to the success of the event. Their assignments are various, but their role is crucial in welcoming and ensuring the safety of participants. These men and women are responsible for a variety of tasks: services for participants, logistics, reception, entertainment, security, the route, departures and arrivals, etc.

Volunteering is based on the key concepts of associative commitment:

CONVIVIALITY

FULFILMENT

TEAM SPIRIT

RESPECT FOR OTHERS

INVESTMENT

CONVIVIALITY

Volunteer registrations for the 37th edition of D-Day Landings Marathon are now open.