The Loire Marathon

The Loire Marathon

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May 5 2024

The 6th edition of the Marathon de la Loire takes place on Sunday May 5, 2024 in Saumur. Each athlete can participate according to his level in the three events offered: the individual marathon (42,195 km), the half-marathon (21,100 km), the combined (12 km in canoe and 17 km in running). In the meantime, we train tirelessly to be on top of the starting line! 

A race to take full view!

In an incomparable environment, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Loire Marathon welcomes you for its 6th edition in Saumur on Sunday May 5, 2024. Three events are offered to you in a unique atmosphere with entertainment every kilometer!

The Individual Marathon

Not less than 4 runners and competitors will set off on the 42,195 km to add the most legendary event to their counter: marathon. Single loop and low gradient, the participants will embark on a tourist route on the banks of the Loire and qualifying for the French championships.

The Loire Marathon

The Half Marathon:

Near 2 runners are expected for the second edition of this race. A runner who is still a bit of a novice or a real bitumen adept, the Half marathon is the ideal distance. 21,100 km to live a unique experience rich in emotions. Alone, with family or friends, the Half-Marathon is a real sporting event that arouses satisfaction and challenge.

The Combined Canoe + Running duo

A unique event in an exceptional landscape! With the Loire as their main playground, the duo will descend 12 km on the largest royal river by canoe and will end with 17 km of running.

Between the Loire, old seafaring and troglodyte villages, set off to discover an exceptional panorama and heritage!

Join the peloton and cross the finish line!


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A great atmosphere also for the spectators

For spectators who wish to participate only through their encouragement, a specific space is dedicated to you. All the partners and merchants are happy to welcome you to this new edition of the Marathon de la Loire. The organizers expect many of you from 8 a.m. in the village located Place de la République !


For the most curious, the running fair which extends over 2 days of exhibition opens its doors Friday at 15 p.m.. This is where the Marathon de la Loire invites its participants to come pick up their bibs, and spectators to come and explore the running village. Over 30 exhibitors are present, ranging from the world of sport to gastronomy. An event worthy of Anjou! Meet at Breil Exhibition Center.


The Marathon de la Loire in a few figures:

  • 6000 runners expected
  • Career 100% on the banks of the Loire
  • 1 anime every kilometer
  • 3rd fastest running marathon of France
The Loire Marathon

Pratical information


The Saumur Val de Loire Tourist Office reservation center offers you the possibility of reserving your hotel or apartment in a hotel residence, your guest room or your rental accommodation on a campsite.

Real-time availability and online booking with secure payment by credit card (Paybox-3D Secure).

Parkings :

 - Chardonnet Square

- SNCF station car park

- Parking at the exhibition center

- Decathlon store parking

- Leclerc store parking lot

- Place Marc Leclerc (if arriving the day before)

Loire Event Organization Organizer

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