Alpes-Maritimes Marathon 👟
This sporting event is one of the biggest of the marathons held all over the world. Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes takes place once per year in the dreamy setting of the French Riviera, between the cities of Nice and Cannes. It is a great event which welcomes participants of all levels, whether you are a seasoned marathoner or a novice.
The 20 or 42 km courses offers a unique challenge to runners, particularly around the stretch at Cap d’Antibes. There are many distances that you can choose to participate in. The expected number of runners is more than 13,000 coming from almost 60 countries.
Spectators and participants anticipate the incredible seaside route and the perfect Autumn climate. Palm trees, the sea, and the mountains are scenic additions to the thrill of the competition.
Physiotherapists, osteopaths, and chiropodists will also assist in the finish area for recovery and relaxation of every participant.
An exhibit dedicated to running in a safe environment is also present thanks to the Running Expo Village. There will be many displays to entertain guests.
It will also be a chance for everyone to discover the sponsors of the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes, and to fetch some gear to equip runners. Aid stations will be present for refreshments, with recycling areas to serve the environment.
Race Details & Route
There are various options available: Full, Duo (2x 21km), 20km or Relay Team of 3-6 runners with distances to suit everyone from 3km > 10km.
Distances Between Relay Points
Nice > Saint-Laurent-du-Var: 8.7 km
Saint-Laurent-du-Var > Cagnes-sur-Mer: 3.0 km
Cagnes-sur-Mer > Villeneuve-Loubet: 6 km
Villeneuve-Loubet > Antibes Juan-les-Pins: 7.3 km
Antibes Juan-les-Pins > Vallauris Golfe-Juan: 10.8 km
Vallauris Golfe-Juan > Cannes: 6.4 km
Run with Mimosa
Mimosa, a wonderful local (100% volunteer) cancer-fighting charity on the French Riviera, has been participates in the Nice – Cannes Marathon every year. They recruit people of all fitness levels to take part in the marathon.
Registering with Mimosa means that you’ll get access to comprehensive training, nutrition guidance, inspiration, as well as manage all the admin.
Their goal is to foster a strong sense of teamwork to help you reach the finish line. It’s a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer while improving your well-being through training for this stunning run.
AND they host arguably the best marathon after-party at Ma Nolan’s in Cannes.
Marathon Teaser Video
2023 Alpes-Maritimes Marathon Event Details
Event Type: Marathon
Date & Timing: Sunday, November 5, 2023. Starts at 8am.
Contact: [email protected]
Registration: You must register in advance via the official website. It costs between €75 and €95 to register, getting more expensive the closer you get to race date.
Location: The famous Promenade des Anglais, along the beach in Nice.
Transportation: Check out our guide to Nice’s transportation options.
Note for Drivers: There are traffic and parking restrictions in Nice because of the Nice-Cannes marathon. The Promenade des Anglais will be closed on Sunday morning and access won’t be possible from adjoining roads between the Avenue des Grenouillères and the Boulevard Gambetta. There are also road closures in the west of the city near the airport. Various parking garages will be closed during Saturday night and Sunday morning. You can get more details on www.nice.fr. There are also various road closures in Cannes and along the rest of the route. You can find a map of road closures on www.cannes.com.
More Events: Check out our complete Monaco & the French Riviera events calendar.