ELLE runs the Riviera

Many feet make light work as we share a marathon


The ELLE Running Club is jetting off to Cannes (by way of Nice) for the 7th Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes (or the French Riviera Marathon to you and me). Joining 13,000 runners, we'll be making tracks from Nice to Cannes, stopping off briefly in Antibes to exchange runners. Considered one of the last marathons of the season, the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) bronze label race is second in France only to Paris (April), its point-to-point course hugging the coastline, nestled beautifully between shining sea and snow-capped mountains. Runners can chose from either the full 42.2km distance, the 2 x 21.1km (that's us!), or Relay Marathon— a unique formula allowing teams made-up of varying abilities to run individual distances of 3 to 11 kilometres— making for an upbeat, inclusive marathon experience. Roll out the red carpet, we're ready.


The Details

What: Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes / French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes

When: Sunday, 9 November 2014

Where: French Riviera

Distance: 42.2 km / 26.2 miles and 21.1 km / 13 miles

Fit Factor: 4/5

Why We’re Running: We're celebrating the end of race season with a run for joy in the autumn sun, before winter training tightens it's icy grip

Race Mantra: Sea, sun and a couple of sprints. Easy

Run it: There is no ballot process for this race, though places have now sold out. Visit the official website for more details

Watch it: This race welcomes spectators, or download the free official app to follow the race live on the day

Follow it: We'll be tweeting from the race @ELLEUKrunning, #Marathon06 #ELLEfit

Find out more: Visit www.marathon06.com for information about this and other events

Check back after the race to see our visual account of a race weekend

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