Single figures. Nearly a week to go. Wow, that feels odd.
Here’s today’s Paris Email so you too can share in the pre-race excitement!:
The big day is almost here. Without a doubt, you have already imagined the race that you will try to run. Be ambitious but realistic, particularly if you are a novice to the 42.195km. The most important thing is always, ALWAYS to make it to the finish on Avenue Foch.
We recommend meticulous planning for the hours preceding the start on the Champs-Elysées. Choose your racing attire the day before. Before going to sleep, pin your number on your t-shirt or tank, and prepare the items that you will bring to the start: energetic gels, water bottle, anti-rubbing cream…
If you are not Parisian, verify the amount of time it will take you to get from where you are staying to the start area. Take the Line 1 metro. Get off at the George V or Charles de Gaulle-Etoile metro stations.
If you wish to leave a bag at the baggage check, count on 30 minutes to reach your starting area.
The Marathon de Paris has one of the most majestic starts of races on the international calendar. During the first hectometers, you will run on a course that measures 28 meters in length.