Paris Half Marathon

March 9, 2025
  • Half Marathon

If you have questions regarding Marathon Tours & Travel’s Paris Half-Marathon Packages please: EMAIL OUR TRIP DESIGNER or CALL 617-242-7845

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.

Travelling from afar? Run two races in one trip with us. Rome Marathon is the weekend after the Paris Half Marathon.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfast included

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Additional nights available upon request



Stay in the heart of Paris in a 4* hotel



Guaranteed Entry

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration included



Optional shake-out run included

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Support and guidance from Marathon Tours & Travel

Medal Bling

Medal Bling

Finisher Medal

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Paris Half-Marathon Package/3 Nights/March 7 - 10, 2025

      Friday, March 7
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      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 8
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      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 9
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      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)

      Monday, March 10
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      Unless you have booked extra nights please check out of your room before 12:00PM. Safe travels and we hope you enjoyed your Paris Half-Marathon experience! (Breakfast included)

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  • Packages & Rates

    • Paris Half-Marathon | Three-Night Package: March 7 – 10, 2025


      • 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.

      Not Included:

      • Guaranteed race entry ($70)
      • All activities listed as optional
      • Gratuities and tips
      • Incidentals
      • Travel Insurance
      • Roundtrip flights to/from Paris
      • Visa (if applicable)

      Travel Insurance

      Travel Insurance for U.S. Residents
      Travel Insurance for Canadian Residents

      Rates (all prices are per person and in US dollars) – 2025 Rates Coming Soon

      Mercure Paris Gare de LyonDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Three-Night Package$645 per person$1005
      Additional Night$155 per person$270
  • Hotels

    • Paris, France
      Mercure 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.

  • Event Information

    • Race Date: Sunday, March 9, 2025

      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, 2025. 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.

      Travel Insurance for U.S. Residents
      Travel Insurance for Canadian Residents

      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.

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Meet the Reps

MaryKate Riordan

Trip Designer

MaryKate Riordan

Trip Designer

MaryKate joined the Marathon Tours & Travel team after receiving her B.A. in Sport Leadership & Administration from UMass Boston. Prior to completing her degree, MaryKate spent five years as a stewardess in the private yachting industry where she developed strong skills in customer service, travel logistics, and cultural immersion while exploring the world on the high seas. These remarkable years fueled her passion for travel and led her to a new hobby: marathon running. MaryKate has completed multiple marathons including Boston (2022) and Chicago (2023) as well as a variety of ultramarathons including the Comrades Marathon (Back to Back finisher 2018-2019). She also enjoys playing tennis, skiing, swimming, and searching for the best cup of coffee in town. She is excited to bring the knowledge she has gained from these experiences to the team where she will assist in cultivating many unforgettable trips.