Schneider Electric Paris Marathon
Sun 13 Apr 2025 Paris, France

Schneider Electric Paris Marathon

The second-largest marathon on the planet over a flat course in one of the world's most iconic cities, the Paris Marathon boasts an incomparable backdrop. Charity places now available for 2025.

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  • Sun 13 Apr 2025
Champs-Élysées, Paris > Avenue Foch, Paris

Schneider Electric Paris Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running


Welcome to the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon which is the second-largest marathon in the world. Over 65,000 runners flock to the iconic city each year to be a part of this truly international event that soaks up the flavour of the French capital close to famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

The marathon is accompanied by a free Running Experience Expo which welcomes runners of all kinds to come together, test new products and simply have fun.


  • World's second-largest marathon

    A World Athletics Label Road Race with an unrivalled city atmosphere.

  • One of the world's greatest cities

    Combine personal challenge with a foot tour of the French capital starting on the Avenue de Champs-Élysées.

  • International Marathon Expo

    Taking place over three days and offering films, conferences, celebrity meet-and-greets and gear galore.

  • Ideal weekend destination

    Let the joie de vivre wash over you in the many restaurants, museums, galleries, boutiques and parks.

Event video

  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Free venue entry
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users

The Running Show

The Running Show takes places in the new running arena and is a brand new experience for all runners!

You can try out products from top brands on a 200-metre track; a track dedicated to different running types, from urban to trail. There will be a podium for activities, a chill out zone in the middle of the arena and places to eat

Activity programme

The activity programme is packed with new features:

  • Exclusive activities run by the exhibitors (races, training sessions and more)
  • Meet and greet athletes and celebrities
  • Products presentations and shows
  • Training sessions open to everyone in the heart of the arena for running, yoga, relaxation and cardio
  • Discover new practices, learn new techniques and get ready for your next challenge!
  • Variety of films shown on the giant screen
  • New innovations for this year


  • Thursday - Saturday | International Marathon Expo
  • Saturday | Training run warm up the day before
  • Sunday | Schneider Electric Paris Marathon

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1 Pl. de la Prte de Versailles

One of the major tourist destinations in the world, Paris has so much to offer the visitor. Whatever you are looking for, Paris has the answer! From top museums and galleries to some of the world's finest restaurants, indulge yourself in one of the most charismatic and compelling cities to visit.

Let the joie de vivre wash over you, as you marvel at the iconic architecture, splurge in the designer boutiques along Rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré, or simply grab a box of macarons and take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Seine.

  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

The marathon itself combines personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world's great cities. The athletes will pound the pavements of the French capital's most famous avenues and plazas, from the foot of the Arc de Triomphe, where they take the start, towards the Place de la Concorde.

Paris Marathon route map
From the foot of the Arc de Triomphe through central Paris all the way to the bottom of Avenue Foch.

  • Carbon neutral
  • Carbon offset
  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

The Schneider Electric Paris Marathon is striving to be the first carbon-neutral marathon. It aims to set an example and be a source of inspiration when implementing the big international environmentally-friendly sports event charter and commitments. 

Its approach spans all aspects of sustainable development - environmental, social, economical, with good governance practices - sincerely working together for a responsible marathon.

Sustainability summary

Leave a positive footprint

  • Reduce and recover waste
  • Reduce and compensate carbon emissions
  • Save energy
  • Save resources
  • Put sustainability on the plate
  • Communicate with the environment in mind

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Pre-event training sessions
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan


  • Access to the Run Experience Expo
  • Training sessions by level
  • Participation in the race
  • Official time and ranking
  • Finisher t-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Medal

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support

Every year thousands of runners take part in this event and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charities it gives the runner advantages too, from supporting a cause that is close to your heart to securing a place in this highly sought-after event and much more.

Benefits of running for charity

Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and run, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:

  • Fundraising support

    Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous runners.

  • Training support

    Whether this is your first run or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elite runners too, who can provide exclusive tips for your race preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and five-time Olympian Jo Pavey!

  • Branded running kit

    When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest to run in on the big day, and often a training top too.

  • In-country contacts

    Overseas runners may find it reassuring to join a ready-made charity team who will help secure your place in the event, advise on travel, accommodation and put you in touch with teammates.

  • Post-race recovery

    Many charities will provide refreshments and a post-race sports massage for their runners. This is the perfect way to recover alongside other people who have run for that cause.

  • Exclusive social groups

    You won't be the only person running for that charity, so it's well worth meeting other runners through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training runs, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels running high.

What are charity places?

Charities buy places in this event, then give them to runners who agree to raise money for the charity – these are called charity places. Charity places are a great way to support a good cause and get a place in the event, especially if general/ballot entries are closed.

Marathon running and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you run for?

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.


Missing People

The only UK charity that reunites missing children and adults with their loved ones.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group

Sign up


Mental health

Mental Health UK

Helping people with mental health problems have a better life.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Mental health


Supporting those affected by mental illness to change mental health for good.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up



Anthony Nolan

Saving the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


Mental health


Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.

  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Supporter cheer packs
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up


  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Insurance available
  • Series discount

Charity places

Securing your place in this international event with a UK charity means that you will receive event entry and support from the moment you sign up through to the finish line and beyond.

Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


Entry fee


Paris, along with Berlin and London, must be amongst the best European marathons going, if the scenery was the qualifying factor. Luckily for Paris, there is also the amazing atmosphere, the iconic route and a start line/finish line to add to the list of reasons why this is a race that should be run, at least once. Leon B

An outstanding marathon in a beautiful city. Darren B

This was the first time I've done Paris marathon and the biggest race I've done so far, overall I thought it was awesome and will definitely do again. Mark W

The start on the Champs Elysees and the finish with the Arc de Triomphe as a backdrop was just awesome! Jodene S

Absolutely loved this race. From the iconic start line of the Champs Elysees, running past stunning palaces, the banks of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, some nice rural parks and the finish line looking back up towards the Arc De Triomphe... what's not to like! Paul W

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