Les Courants de la Liberté in few dates


1988 :
Creation of Le Marathon de la Liberté and the popular 14km race.

1989 : Official launch of La Pegasus (14.8km), named after the famous bridge from which the race sets off, the first bridge liberated by British soldiers from the 3rd Airborne Division.

1993 : Les Relais de la Paix – a children's relay race created in 1987 by Michel Roudil, the Mayor of Asnelles, at the request of Jean-Marie Girault, the Senator and Mayor of the City of Caen, for the inauguration of the Mémorial – became Les Foulées de la Liberté.

1994 : Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Record participation in Le Marathon de la Liberté (5,600 participants) and La Pegasus (6,000 participants), with special guest Fred Lebow, the founder of the New York Marathon.

2000 : Creation of Les Rollers de la Liberté.

2002 : Creation of La Rochambelle (starting in Mathieu – 8.6km) as a tribute to the nurses of General Leclerc's Second Armoured Division. The length of La Pegasus was increased to 17.4km.

2004 : Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

2006 : La Rochambelle became a 5km event in the centre of Caen. Creation of Le 10km de la Liberté. La Pegasus became a half-marathon.

2007 : 20th anniversary of Les Courses de la Liberté.

2008 : Les Courses de la Liberté became Les Courants de la Liberté, Festival of Races for Everyone.

2013 : Creation of Le Marathon Relais de la Liberté, Laura Flessel-Colovic became the patron of La Rochambelle.

2014 : Celebration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy.

2016 : 29th edition - New format. New record of participants for all the races combined (More than 40 000 participants).

2017 : 30th anniversary of Les Courants de la Liberté

2019 : Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy.

2020 : 33rd edition of Les Courants de la Liberté