RACE DATE: September 7, 2019
RACE TIME: 9:30 AM
COURSE: The loop course starts and finishes in the center of Pauillac and runs through 59 vineyards along village roads, through chateaux courtyards and rows of ripening grapes. Wine is served at every mile or you may select the more traditional choice of water or electrolyte drink. If you need a little boost at 23 miles, try some white wine with oysters. You will be entertained by 20 musical groups - from string quartets to reggae. With more than 90% of the field in costumes, this event is more live theatre than an athletic competition.
TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures range between 60F-85F with low humidity.
GUARANTEED ENTRY PROCEDURE: We offer a guaranteed entry when you book our package. An official entry form will be forwarded to you after receipt of a completed tour application form and deposit. The entry fee is $225 USD. IMPORTANT: French law requires that all visiting runners submit a doctor's note with the entry form attesting that they are healthy enough to run a marathon.
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE: A completed medical certificate is required by French law for you to be able to participate in the Marathon du Medoc. It must be filled out completely, signed and stamped by your doctor. Without a completed signed and stamped certificate you will NOT be able to participate in the race. You can find a copy of the required certificate here.
COURSE TIME LIMIT: There is a 6.5 hour time limit.
NUMBER PICKUP: Your race packet will be distributed at the opening dinner and race briefing.
ELIGIBILITY: All runners must be at least 21 years of age on race day.