Sunday 16th June

Du haut de ses 31 éditions passées, le Marathon de la Liberté est l’épreuve reine des Courants de la Liberté sur la distance mythique des 42,195 km. Rendant hommage à l’Histoire, le Marathon de la Liberté au label national FFA, parfois surnommé Marathon des Plages du Débarquement, souvent retenu comme le Marathon de Caen, possède l’un des plus beaux parcours en France.

Historic edition

In 2019, the d-day landings marathon will take place as part of the 75th anniversary of d-day and the battle of Normandy. During this race, personal endeavour is coupled with the discovery of the major milestones of the Normandy Landings (Juno and Sword Beaches, the Casino d’Ouistreham, Pegasus Bridge, etc.), adding a historical reverence to this intense sporting challenge.

 

PRATICAL INFORMATION

Start: Courseulles-sur-Mer at 9:10 am - Finish: Parc Expo of Caen.

FFA national label - Limited to a maximum of 3,000 participants.
Championships qualifier in France

Time limit : 5h30
Open to anyone born in 1999 and before (minimum age: 20 years old).

 

Discover the interactive tour of the Marathon 2019 by clicking here.

Free shuttle buses, timing chips integrated into bibs, pace setters, refreshments every 5km, cold sponges, changing rooms, showers, buffet of local food from Bienvenue en Gourmandie, Harmonie Mutuelle physiotherapists’ area, musical entertainment along the course, New Balance technical t-shirt, medal, etc.

The registration fee of the marathon is € 54.

Take advantage of an attractive price of € 42 incl. all taxes by registering before January 31, 2019.

Men: Sorri ABDISA in 2h12’37’ in 2012 (ETH).
Women: Elisabeth CHEMWENO in 2h35’23’’ in 2008 (KEN).

Results of the 2018 marathon by clicking here.

Photos of the 2018 marathon by clicking here.
Video of the 2018 marathon by clicking here.

The marathon is limited in 5 hours and 30 minutes withthe following split time limits :
- km 21 in less than 2:40 ;
- km 25 in less than 3:15 ;
- km 30 in less than 3:55 ;
- km 35 in less than 4:30 ;

For a preferential bib (departure in the 1st wave), you must send a request after registration by e-mail to the following address : infos@lescourantsdelaliberte.com. Requests must be send before May 6th with a recent proof of performance.

Pace setters will help you to achieve your time objective in 3:00, 3:15, 3:30 ,3:45, 4:00, 4:15 and 4:30.

Free shuttle service to drive you from Caen to the start of the marathon in Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Clothing bags may be handed in to the truck located in the start area of the marathon.

Showers and changing room will be available at the Sport Palace in Caen, next to the finish area.

Feed stations will be available to each 5 km wih refreshment point. After the finish line, a local buffet will be offered by Bienvenue en Gourmandie, to permit you to discover and savor local products.

A New Balance technical t-shirt and a collector medal will be awarded upon arrival.

In the Harmonie Mutuelle physiotherapists’ area, located after the finish line, 30 physiotherapists and chiropodists welcome you to lavish care and recovery massages.