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d-day landings marathon, normandy running festival

From 31st may to 2nd june 2024













first marathon goal

NEW - Take up the challenge of the ultimate distance with "Objectif premier marathon".


2024: a Marathon year


Many of you dream of the legendary 42.195km distance. What if this edition was the right one to take up the challenge? On Sunday June 2, 2024, D-Day Landings Marathon is preparing to celebrate a historic edition as part of the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Enter the story!


Caen Athletic Club and the organization have joined forces to help you successfully complete your first marathon. A single objective: to become a finisher. The program includes advice, an individual training plan and face-to-face group sessions.

"Objectif premier Marathon" I 11 weeks - 3 sessions per week

A personalized program

3 weekly training sessions for 11 weeks

8 group coaching sessions at the Hélitas stadium in Caen

Self-guided sessions


Limited to 30 participants

Conditions of participation

Run your first marathon

Know how to run 2h or 15km with ease

Agenda group coaching

Session 1: Saturday January 27 and/or Saturday March 16, 2024 - 4:00 pm I VMA test (attendance mandatory)

Session 2: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:30-14:00

Session 3: Friday, April 5, 2024 - 12:30-14:00

Session 4: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 12:30-14:00

Session 5: Friday, April 19, 2024 - 12:30-14:00

Session 6: Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 09:00-12:00

Session 7: Friday, May 17, 2024 - 12:30-14:00

Session 8: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 12:30-14:00

Session types

Fractionné, short VMA, specific pace, fundamental endurance, general physical preparation, meeting with pacemakers


Offer launched on Wednesday November 8 when registration opens 

Price: €30

Subscription when registering for the event by clicking here or on the official D-Day Landings Marathon by clicking here.

training plans


Would you like to be as prepared as possible to achieve your goal? It's a good thing you can't improvise just a few days before the event! Prepare for your event with a training plan tailored to your objectives and created by the FFA regional technical team (ETR).


Note: training at different paces will enable you to work more effectively overall. For more information on different paces by clicking here.



group training

Training is good. Training together is even better! Come and join us for one of our group sessions, supervised by coaches from Caen Athletic Club coaches coaches and pacemakers.


session #1: January 27, 2024 I session #2: March 16, 2024

Determine your goals and prepare your training plan during a MAS test organized in the presence of pacemakers.


Practical information

45-minute session

Several slots available: 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm.

Equipment required: running shoes and stopwatch

Location: Hélitas Stadium, 1 Rue du Carel, 14000 Caen.

Open to all levels - Limited to 120 participants per session


session #1 - january 27, 2024

session #2 - march 16, 2024

#2 - friendly run

Saturday, May 4, 2024

open to marathon and half-marathon participants

Do your preparatory long run while benefiting from the last advice of the pacemakers before the day. 


Practical information

09:30: welcome and grouping by level
10:00 am: 1:00/1:30 am group outing
11:30am-12:00pm: discussion with coaches and pacemakers

Place: Place Gardin, 14 000 Caen

Limited to 120 participants


sports columns

Find our sports chronicle realized in collaboration with the Caen Athletic Club and Harmonie Mutuelle, health partner of D-Day Landings Marathon. On the program, tips, advice and prevention to help you have the best possible experience on D-Day!

atrium caen

Get ready for D-Day Landings Marathon with Atrium, our sport and well-being partner located in downtown Caen. The social club welcomes you in an energizing place and accompanies you in the achievement of your objectives throughout the year.


The programme includes connected machines, coaching, group classes, cardio-training and muscle strengthening to promote both physical and mental well-being.

our exclusive offers


D-Day is approaching! Warm up at home alone or with others.

thalazur cabourg & ouistreham

Thalazur is joining forces with D-Day Landings Marathon for its 36th edition, to be held from June 2 to 4 in Caen, Normandy. Leader n°1 in Thalasso in France with 9 destinations along the French coastline, Thalazur offers sports enthusiasts a wellness break in its 4* establishments in Cabourg and Ouistreham.

two wellness destinations in normandy

Heading for ouistreham, the historical city

Socated 15 minutes from Caen, facing the dunes and the large Riva-Bella beach, the sky and the sea come together to offer you a wellness break in the heart of the D-Day Landings Marathon course.

Heading for Cabourg, the romantic city

At the tip of Cabourg, land, sky and sea come together to offer you a well-being break. In a natural and wild setting, Thalazur Cabourg opens its doors to you: oxygenation guaranteed!