Paris Half Marathon
The 32nd edition of the Paris Half-Marathon also known as the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris attracts 40,000+ entrants. This is a lively and exciting race, whether it is your first, second or 100th half-marathon.
The Place de la Bastille is traditionally at the heart of the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris. Located in the Paris city center, the start and finish area makes your Paris Half-Marathon experience stress free. It is a great way to see the city, as well as achieve a half-marathon personal best time (PB) or simply enjoy the festivities! Marathon Tours & Travel can offer you the Paris Half-Marathon guaranteed entry in addition to our packages.
We offer a three night package at a hotel very close to the Place de la Bastille and Gare de Lyon station, which is very convenient for race day and making the most of the sights and sounds of Paris. We invite you to take part in shakeout runs, our pasta dinner and celebrations. Your Marathon Tours & Travel team will be on hand for guidance and support to make your trip a success.
Travel Package Information
Friday, March 1
Make your own arrangements to arrive at Hotel Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon today. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 2:00PM. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings. Early this evening we invite you to join your Marathon Tours & Travel Team for an optional shake-out run in the local area. It will acquaint you with the local area and ‘shake-out’ any travel tiredness. The run will be easy and at a pace comfortable for all fitness levels. This is a perfect opportunity to ask questions and get to know fellow runners.
Saturday, March 2
Today, enjoy the city at your leisure. If you booked your race entry with us we will collect your race pack (includes bag, t-shirt & race bib) and distribute it to you at the hotel. If you obtained your own race entry you will be required to make your own way to the Expo to collect your race packet. This evening we will gather for our pre-race dinner. (Breakfast and dinner included)
Sunday, March 3
Breakfast will be available early. Those running the Paris Half-Marathon will have an easy 20 minute walk to the start from Hotel Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon. The 1km and 18km spectator areas of the Paris Half Marathon route are less than a 10-minute walk from Hotel Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon and the finish area is approximately 15 minutes away. After the race make your way back to the hotel at your leisure. Tonight, we will gather in the hotel bar for a post-race celebration drink! (Breakfast included)
Packages & Rates
Paris Half-Marathon | Three-Night Package: March 1-4, 2024
- Three nights accommodation at the Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV
- Daily breakfast (except on arrival day)
- Hotel taxes
- Welcome meet-up (Friday)
- Short shake-out run (Friday)
- Race packet delivery to your hotel (if you book your entry through MTT)
- Pre-race dinner (Saturday)
- Post-race celebration (Sunday)
- Services of Marathon Tours & Travel Staff
Paris is fascinating with plenty to see and do. The itinerary on this page reflects our three-night package. Adding extra nights is recommended and allows you more time to explore the city.
- Guaranteed race entry ($70)
- All activities listed as optional
- Gratuities and tips
- Travel Insurance
- Roundtrip flights to/from Paris
- Visa (if applicable)
Rates (all prices are per person and in US dollars)
Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon Double Occupancy Single Occupancy Three-Night Package $645 per person $1005 Additional Night $155 per person $270
Paris, FranceMercure Paris Gare de Lyon TGV
The Hotel Mercure Paris Gare de Lyon is the ideal location for your stay in Paris. Next to the Gare de Lyon gives you access to many areas of Paris by public transport. RER A takes you directly to the Arc de Triomphe, La Défense and Disneyland Paris, while the metro takes you to Notre-Dame, the Louvre and the Champs-Élysées. Near the hotel you can find the Marais, the banks of the Seine, Saint Germain-des-prés, République, Bastille, the Coulée Verte and also the botanical garden. The rooms are comfortably furnished with the usual amenities you would expect from a 4* hotel such as air-conditioned rooms, Wi-Fi, bar, breakfast restaurant and fitness center.
Race Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024
Race Time: 8.30 AM
Course (to be confirmed): The starting and finish area of the Paris Half-Marathon is in the area of the Place de la Bastille. The race will start on the Boulevard Henri IV, continue through the streets of Paris, between 5km and 15km in the beautiful Bois de Vincennes park and remaining 6kms along the seine to finish on Rue de Lyon. For descriptions and the course map for all events, please click here.
Medical Certificate: All runners are required to provide a medical certificate (this is a legal requirement for taking part in running events in France) stating that there is no medical indication that they cannot take part in a competitive running event. Medical certificates must be uploaded to the runner’s personal account before the event. Only if medical certificates have been uploaded to the runner’s account, can we collect and deliver entries to the hotel. If your medical certificate has been refused or if you didn’t upload it, you will have to print and bring it at the bib collection (it must be dated less than a year prior the date of the race and have the wording «running in competition », « athleticism in competition » or « sport in competition »). To avoid mistakes we advise you to use this certificate template.
Time Limit: The course time limit is two and a half hours. (to be confirmed)
Entry Fee: Marathon Tours & Travel has guaranteed race entries (US$70). Entry only is not available.
Eligibility: All runners need to be at least 18 years old at the latest on December 31, 2024.
Temperature: Average temperatures on race day are between 40 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Awards: Every runner receives a commemorative t-shirt and upon finishing receive a finisher’s medal and refreshments.
Difficulty: Easy. The route is flat.
Registration & Booking
Rates: All prices are based on current exchange rates and may change due to currency fluctuations. Pricing is listed per person. Airfares are constantly changing and we can quote you by phone the best available rates and most convenient flights for these packages.
Reservations and Payments: A completed tour application together with an initial deposit of $300 per person must be received before confirming your reservations. Final payment is due on or before January 1, 2024. Final payments received after January 1 will be charged a $50 late payment fee.
Cancellations: All payments, including your deposit, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Non-transferrable includes applying your balance to another person, another year or another trip. Should you cancel for any reason, you will forfeit your trip investment. Therefore, travel insurance for every trip is highly recommended. All cancellations must be received in writing.
Not included in price: All items not specifically listed under package features. Entry fee is additional.
Insurance: For your protection, trip cancellation, baggage, health and accident insurance is highly recommended for all participants. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance.
Security Policy: Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.
Responsibility: These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft.
Meet the Reps
Christine has been working in the health and fitness industry for more than 25 years. Christine is a Registered Massage Therapist, Multisport coach, rehabilitation and personal trainer and a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She operates her own coaching and counselling business and works part-time with the Health Authority in BC. Most recently Christine works with athletes as a Mental Performance coach helping athletes with the mental side of sport to enhance performance.
Christine has worked as a Multisport coach since 2007. She has trained athletes of all levels in long distance swimming, marathons, ultra runs, sprint, Olympic and lronman triathlons. Christine has completed 10 Ironman races, qualified for the World Championships in Kona, has run multiple ultramarathons, ultra swims, and was the first woman at Ultraman 520 in 2019. Christine also does contract working as an Adventure Concierge, driving zodiacs in Antarctica and on the east coast. Christine has been working with MTT as a trip specialist since 2012 and recently joined the MTT Team fulltime!