The longest 42.2 km marathon in the world ...., the theme for 2023: Gastronomy

From August 31 to September 5, 2023 (5 nights with possibility of extending)

 A 42.2 km marathon but how friendly, those for whom sport is synonymous with health, celebration and conviviality are welcome. If sad, aggressive or looking for a "stopwatch": abstain !!!


 This marathon is party time:

Mille Pate dinner

On Friday,  do not miss the Mille Pate dinner at the Chateau Mauvesin Barton  with music, various activities and fireworks at 11:00 p.m.

 It is an outstanding moment which it is necessary to live at least once in its life. It is a first dumping in the festive and friendly universe which makes the reputation of the Medoc Marathon. The program : an aperitive in Chateau Mauvesin Barton follow-up of a dinner, served under big top, gathering 1500 guests. 

To the menu? Pastas as never you tasted, wines of the Médoc served by our voluntary wine stewards, a festive atmosphere where you will catch singing, dancing… UNFORGETTABLE !

The Marathon Day

 Start show, animations in the race with more than 90% runners in disguise, animations around the race with the 52 animations, the 22 refuelling points, the twenty tasting points, the special refuelling (oysters, ham, steaks, cheese, ice cream, etc.), and the presence of hundreds of school children in disguise and delighted. 

 The evening of the marathon with a large dancing orchestra open to all, fireworks and a Marathon village resonating with the sound of multiple orchestras and decorated with appetizing restorations.


La balade du dimanche

Sunday: Relax the day after the Marathon but of course, you are not in a hurry to leave us! We have either no heart to let you leave… then take advantage of this lunch after the Walk.

Organized on the scene of the Pasta dinner in Chateau Mauvesin Barton, the party is reborn by magic; a gastronomic lunch served under big top for 1500 persons, a musical animation to forget your cramps of the day before, the pleasure, the conviviality… IT IS ONLY ONE GOODBYE !


What is included when travelling with Marathours

  •  You will stay for 5 nights at the 4-star Mercure Bordeaux Centre Hotel, which is directly in the City Center, including lunch every day
  • Delivery of your bib, sweater, brochures, posters and other items directly to the hotel reception
  • Round trip hotel / race / hotel transfer
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Travel document
  • Late Flight Peace of Mind Program if flights are purchased through Marathours

 Also available at an additional cost:

  •  The Mille-Pâtes Dinner  with return transfers (Friday) 
  • The Walk through the vineyards and a few tastings followed by The Balade du dimanche . (Sunday) 

Tours offered at an additional cost:

  •  Walking tour of the City of Bordeaux, walk through the historic heart of the city including 3 hours of service with a state-certified guide and access to certain monuments such as the Pey-Berland Cathedral
  • Discovery of the vineyards - A half-day (4 hours) private and exclusive to our group for a discovery of the vineyards of the Bordeaux region, with guide including two cellar visits and two tastings.
  • Discovery of the vineyards - A private day (9 hours) exclusive to our group for a discovery of the vineyards of the Bordeaux region, including a guide, four cellar visits and four tastings, with or without meals. 
  • Other tours on request 

Our hotel is located in the city center, on the banks of the Garonne so you can take a walk on the lively quays to go and visit the Cité du Vin 15 minutes away on foot or the historic center of Bordeaux. A short distance  from Place des Quinconces, the hotel is located between the historic heart of Bordeaux and the Cité du Vin, a unique place in the world devoted to wine cultures.


Mandatory medical certificate to register, issued less than a year before the date of the race and COVID-19 double vaccination certificate. 



From $ 1,870 per person double occupancy. 


  • 5-night accommodation with breakfast Mercure Bordeaux Center Hotel
  • Guaranteed bib delivered to the hotel
  • Transfers to and from the marathon
  • Airport/hotel/airport transfer
  • Taxes and application fees
  • Starting document
  • Late Flight Peace of Mind Program if flights are purchased through Marathours


  • Flights (submission by Marathours on request)
  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Mille-paste dinner with transfers on Friday (available by Marathours) 150$/pers
  • Sunday ride and transfers (available by Marathours) 150$/pers
  • Insurance and personal expenses
  • Financial protection from the Compensation Fund for Travel Agent Customers (FICAV) $3.50 per $1,000


Accompanying persons and supporters are welcome, deduct $ 130 / person

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what to do in bordeaux area?

After and/or before your marathon, we offer wonderful excursions and visits to Bordeaux area