Marathon Du Medoc

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WELCOME TO BORDEAUX - Home of the Medoc Marathon

The Marathon du Medoc is not just an ordinary Marathon for many reasons. Set in the stunning Bordeaux region of France it meanders through ancient villages, vibrant vineyards and along gravel tracks.

Each year the event has a theme and in 2024 it is “Faites vos Jeux”, which literally means “Make your Games”, so get your best game clothes on and come join in the fun! Almost all participants wear fancy dress, the aid stations allow for wine and cheese tasting as well as the more customary forms of Marathon fare and most of the prizes are in Wine. Put simply, this is one of the world’s great parties with a Marathon thrown in for good measure.

Travelling Fit is proud to say that we have been taking runners to the Marathon du Medoc for the past 18 years. We are delighted to offer you a 4 Day/3 Night Marathon Package as well as a 5 Day/4 Night Marathon Package which includes our exclusive pre-race pasta party, hosted in a 300 year old chateau.

We also have an optional  half day tour to the beautiful UNESCO-listed medieval French village of Saint Emilion to visit the unique Underground Monolithic Church, the Tour du Roy. Check out the flyer below for full details.

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    • Guaranteed Race Entry (runners only)
    • 3 Nights Accommodation:
      Check in: Fri 06 Sep | Check out: Mon 09 Sep 2024
    • Breakfast daily including early breakfast on race day
    • Wine tour and pre marathon pasta dinner at a 300 year old chateau (Fri)
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Return private coach transfers on race day (Sat)
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Sunday Walk & Lunch through the Medoc Vineyards 
      including private coach transfers
    • Travelling Fit Experts located in Bordeaux to answer any questions
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners
      exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
    • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Marathon du Medoc Closed Facebook Group
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Service Charges & taxes.
    • 4 Nights Accommodation:
      Check in: Thu 05 Sep | Check out: Mon 09 Sep 2024
    • Group warm up run by the river (Fri)
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients



deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
Initial Deposit
With Preliminary Deposit
$650per Runner
$830per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without Prelim
$950per Runner
$830per Supporter
Second Instalment
$500per Runner and supporter
due Friday 23 February 2024
Final Balance
Friday 31 May 2024
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Marathon Du Medoc Course

The Marathon du Medoc is not just an ordinary Marathon for many reasons.

Set in the stunning Bordeaux region of France, the Marathon du Medoc course weaves through ancient villages, vibrant vineyards and alongside some of the most famous Wine makers in the region including Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

Not the most conventional of marathons, almost 3/4 of the participants wear fancy dress, the aid stations allow for wine and cheese and most of the prizes are in Wine.

The day is filled with various shows and entertainment in the harbour area along the quays, catering not only for runners but also for the tens of thousands of spectators.

The Marathon village near the wine-culture-centre “Maison du Vin” is also open throughout the day and offers entertainment and regional specialities. In the evening the village of Pauillac puts on a Fireworks display.

The Theme for the 38th Marathon du Medoc is “Faites vos Jeux” (make your games) so get your best sports clothes on and come join in the fun!

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Marathon Du Medoc Race Information

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the Marathon du Medoc is included in the price of your package.

In accordance with French law all runners are required to produce proof of their fitness to participate in running competitions in the form of a medical certificate issued by a doctor following a medical examination.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for this event but all entrants must be born prior to 05 September 2006 to enter the race.

Start Time

There is a 6h30m cut-off time for the Marathon du Medoc.

There is a sweeper marking the “back of the pack” and all runners who fall behind the sweeper are automatically eliminated from the race.

Cut-Off Times

All runners who complete their distance within the 6 1/2-hour time limit will receive a medal.

For marathon runners, a 5 hour cut-off point lies at the 32.5km mark.

Runners still on the route after the time is up, or haven’t passed the cut-off point in time, will be picked up by a race official or medical car and driven back to the finish area.

Please note that the parking bay for the coach is around 20 minutes walk from the race start/finish.

Race Timing

Time keeping will be done by an electronic chip embedded in your running bib.

Race Packets

Race packs will be available  for you at the Hotel de Normandie, and the Travelling Fit Team will be there to personally hand them to you.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters at the Marathon du Medoc.

Aid Stations

There are drink stations every 2 to 3 kilometers, as well as over 20 wine tasting stands, special events and also various food points (oysters, entrecote steak, cheese and other delicacies).

Medical assistance will be provided in First Aid tents as well as by mobile first aid units.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

There is no facility to take personal refreshments out on the course.


All transportation to and from the various events will be included as part of your Travelling Fit marathon package, including a private coach to/from the event on race day for all runners and spectators.

Please note that the parking bay for the coach is around 20 minutes walk from the race start/finish.


There will be an Expo held on Friday 6th September 2024 at the COSEC in Pauillac from 10am till 11pm. A complimentary shuttle is available from Bordeaux.

NOTE: The race packs will be delivered to you at your hotel so there is no requirement for you to attend the expo.

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a medal, sports bag and numerous other gifts on completion of the Marathon.

In addition, there are spot prizes of cases of wine to the best dressed (in costume) runners.

Weather Conditions

The average September temperature in Medoc is 25 degrees Celsius.


Sunday 08 September 10km vineyard walk including lunch (this is included in your Travelling Fit Marathon package).

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