Marathon du Medoc 2024

7 September 2024
  • Marathon

Marathon du Medoc 2024

On Saturday 7th September 2024, thousands of wine-loving runners will again make their way through the vineyards north of Bordeaux for the Marathon du Medoc. Fancy dress is a must and every year there is a different theme. In 2024 the theme will be “Make Your Games!” Entries for 2024 are expected to go on general sale in March but they tend to sell out very quickly so guarantee your participation instead with Marathon Tours & Travel ahead of that time.

We offer both a 3-night and a 5-night tour to the Marathon du Medoc, with plenty to see and do for both runners and spectators. We have a private coach at our disposal all weekend and we stay at a 4-star hotel in Bordeaux. Friends are made every year at the welcome dinner and drinks on arrival on Thursday, and on Friday we enjoy a pasta party together at a local vineyard. Return private transport to the marathon is included on Saturday for runners and spectators.

We will celebrate on Sunday with a walk through local vineyards with plenty of tasting stops, followed by a celebration party. On Monday we will visit Saint-Emilion before a Gala Dinner at Chateau Agassac.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts & evening meal on Thursday



Guidance & support from our team



Departure transfers arranged for you (5-night tour)



3 or 5 nights stay in an excellent 4* hotel



Guaranteed Marathon du Medoc 2023 entry

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Celebratory post-race party (5-night tour)



Selection of tours & sightseeing opportunities

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Marathon Du Medoc Package/5 Nights/September 5 - 10, 2024

      Thursday, September 5 – Arrival in Bordeaux
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      Arrive at the Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD) and transfer on your own to the Chateaux Chartrons Hotel for your five night stay in Bordeaux. A light training run along the Garonne River is planned for the afternoon. This evening you will enjoy the Welcome Reception, Opening Dinner and Briefing where your race packets will be distributed. (Dinner included)

      Friday, September 6
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      Following breakfast will be a visit to Chateaux Lascombes for wine tastings and cellar tour. Lunch will be at Chateau Marquis de Terme in Margaux prepared by the famous French Chef with Michelin Star in La Rochelle – Gregory Coutanceau. Throughout the day we will be driving along parts of the marathon course, which will be good preparation for your race. We will also plan a visit to the small runner’s expo in Pauillac. Tonight enjoy a pre-race pasta dinner in a 500 year-old monastery located on the property of Chateau du Taillan. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Saturday, September 7- RACE DAY!
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      Race Day! Transfer to the start of Le Marathon des Chateaux du Medoc starting at 9:30 AM. Don’t forget to wear an outrageous costume (90% of the runners do!) based on the theme – Gastronomy. Transfer back to hotel in late afternoon and enjoy a celebration dinner on your own or with new friends at a fine selection of restaurants in Old Bordeaux. (Breakfast included)

      Sunday, September 8
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      Transfer to the north for the 9K recuperation walk (faire une balade) with wine tastings at chateaux. A variety of bands and food tastings will entertain you along the way. Lunch and a celebration with live entertainment is included. Plan to return in the late afternoon to Bordeaux. Dinner will be on your own this evening. (Breakfast and lunch included)

      Monday, September ​9
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      We will start the day with a visit to St. Emilion for a chateaux visit and tasting in this historic appellation. The afternoon is free to enjoy lunch and to explore this 11th century village often referred to as the most beautiful in France. We have a special contact here, which is one of the finest wine shops in Bordeaux. They will offer complimentary tastings and the opportunity to purchase from a wide choice of wines from throughout the region. They offer shipping service for those who want to restock their wine cellars or bring back a few bottles to commemorate their visit. This evening will be the Gala Banquet at Chateau Agassac for our final night in Bordeaux. (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Tuesday, September 10
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      Today is departure day. Airport transfers will leave the hotel in the morning before 11:00 AM. We will organize three times based on flight itineraries. (Breakfast included)

  • Packages & Rates

    • Marathon du Medoc Five-Night Package | September 5 – 10, 2024


      • Five nights’ accommodation at the Mercure Chateau Chartrons
      • Breakfast daily at the hotel
      • Light shakeout run along the Garonne River on arrival
      • Welcome dinner and trip briefing (Thursday, September 5)
      • Full day of wine tastings in the Bordeaux region with lunch at Chateau Marquis de Terme in Margaux
      • Pre-race dinner at the 500 year old Chateau du Taillan
      • Post-race 9K wine tasting walk with lunch and entertainment (Sunday, September 8)
      • Half day of wine tasting in the St. Emilion region with a visit to the historic 11th century village
      • Farewell gala banquet dinner at Chateau Agassac
      • Motorcoach transportation to all activities
      • One-way airport transfers from the hotel to the airport on September 10 (see details below)
      • Hosted on-site by Marathon Tours & Travel
      • Guaranteed entry (Runners Only)

      Not Included in package price:

      • Meals unless noted above
      • Gratuities and tips
      • Incidentals
      • Travel insurance
      • Airfare to/from Bordeaux
      • Transfer from Bordeaux Airport to hotel upon arrival

      Please Note:

      Airport transfers are not included from the Bordeaux Airport to the hotel upon arrival.  Transportation from the hotel back to the airport on September 5 is included.  There will be three-morning departures to accommodate guests leaving by mid-afternoon.  Transportation to or from Gare de Bordeaux St. Jean station is not included.

      For this tour you should plan to fly into the Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD).

      Age Requirement: 

      Travellers must be 21 years old or older to participate in this tour package.

      Guaranteed Entry

      The race entry is included as part of your booking, with a discount for non-runners. Return coach transport to the marathon on Saturday is included for both runners and spectators.

      You’re in Safe Hands

      Our expert team in Bordeaux will look after you for the weekend.

      Rates (all prices per person and in AUD)

      Chateau Chartrons Package: 5 Night Package
      TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM$3,799$3,465
  • Hotels

    • Hotel Mercure Chartrons Bordeaux

      In historic Les Chartrons, the hotel has been completely renovated. Amenities for your comfort: restaurant with terrace, fitness area, family rooms, large meeting rooms, garden: everything you need to recharge your batteries.

      The hotel is on the Northern side of Bordeaux, ideally placed for exploring the chateaux and vineyards of Bordeaux. Just a short walk from the River Garonne, this neighbourhood was traditionally home to wealthy wine traders, exporting wine around the world.

      The strategic downtown location of the Mercure Bordeaux Château Chartrons means you’re just 5 minutes by tram from the Cité du Vin and the Bassins de Lumières.

      81 cours Saint-Louis Bordeaux 33300 Bordeaux

  • Event Information

    • Marathon du Medoc with Marathon Tours & Travel

      On Saturday 2nd September 2023, thousands of wine loving runners will again make their way through the vineyards north of Bordeaux for the Marathon du Medoc. Fancy dress is a must and every year there is different theme. In 2023 the theme will be “Gastronomy” so runners are encouraged to dress up like their favourite meal, a guaranteed feast for the eyes! Entries for 2023 are expected to go on general sale in April but they tend to sell out very quickly so guarantee your participation instead with Marathon Tours & Travel ahead of that time.

      Race Start Time: 9:30 AM

      Temperature: Average temperatures range between 60F-85F with low humidity.

      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.

      Difficulty: Easy