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REGISTRATION

Everyone can register, if he/she is born in :
- 2001 or before for the Marathon
- 2005 or before for the 10 km
- 2005 or before for the Companies Challenge
- 2003 or before for the athletes with disabilities

You can check your registration on the Marathon’s website, in the heading « Check your registration ». You just have to enter your surname and your e-mail or registration number (beginning with FA).

Marathon 
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10 km 
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Companies Challenge 
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Athletes with diabilities 
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Marathon : 56 € until the 15th june 2020 / 64 € from the 16th june 2020

10 km : 15 €

Companies Challenge : 290 € per team for companies zero-rated / 348 € for companies liable to VAT 20%

Athletes with disabilities : 15 € (this price includes the registration but also 2 tickets for Pasta party, the hotel night on Saturday and the marathon’s rewards)

No, there is not.

The registration is free for unemployed people, who can prove an unemployment benefit from 1 to 1000 €/month.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The online registration is not possible, the regsitration form has to be sent by e-mail or by courier with a written proof of unemployment benefit dated from less than 2 months.

First of all, we want to reassure you that we don’t think about a cancellation for the moment, we are confident about keeping the event on the 29th november 2020.

If The Marathon of La Rochelle Serge Vigot had to be canceled, we have decided on giving three choices to runners concerning their registration fees :

- Transfer to 2021 edition (28th november 2021)

- Full refund of registration fees, with no penalties, (at the latest on 31st january 2021)

- Donation of part or full registration fees to the La Rochelle Serge Vigot Marathon association.

No, it is not allowed.

Marathon : The number refund is possible for medical reasons, if you have suscribed to cancellation insurance, and if you send us written proof. This insurance doesn’t cover the race cancellation by the organizers in the event of a natural disaster or any other circumstances beyond its control which could endanger competitor’s safety (cf rules and regulation art.11)

10 km : the refund is not possible.

Companies Challenge : the refund is not possible, but one or several runners can be replaced in the team (maximum 15 days before the race). Be aware that the team must stay mixed.

Athletes with disabilities : the refund is not possible.

No it is not allowed. Anyone who gives or sells his/her number to another person will be responsible in case of an accident of this person during the race.

If you want to change your file (mistake during registration, change of runner for Companies Challenge…), send us an e-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do the changes.

Yes, it is. In accordance with the FFA rules, it must be dated from less than a year on the 29th november 2020, and includes the following indications : « running » or « sport » or « athletics » AND « in competition ». You can download a template here :

Marathon et Athetes with disabilities see

10 km see

Companies Challenge see

However, you can register without the medical certificate and send it to us later, 25th november 2020 maximum.

In order to send us your medical certificate, you can download it directly in your file through the heading « check your regsitration », by clicking on «  « Mettre à jour mon dossier » (french). You also can send it by e-mail or courier.

Yes a parental authorization is compulsory for under age runners. A template is available  here

You can download your parental authorization on our website in the same time as your medical certificate. (cf previous question).

Yes it is. Your FFA license is valid until 31st august 2020. You have to renew your license for 2020/2021 sporting season in order to participate to the race. Our database is linked with FFA database, so if you renew your license, your file will automatically updates.

The Marathon and 10 km are qualifying for France championships. The Marathon has the FFA international label and the 10 km the regional one.

 

MARATHON VILLAGE

 

The Marathon village is located at La Rochelle, Espace Encan, Quai louis Prunier (next to the Aquarium).

The Marathon village will be open on friday 27 november from 3:00 pm to 8 :00 pm and Saturday 28 november from 9 :00 am to 8 :30 pm.

If you come by car, two car parks are close Espace Encan : Vieux Port sud car park and Encan car park.

If you come by train, Espace Encan is located 500m from the train station.

If you come by plane, the airport La Rochelle - Île de Ré is located in the district of Laleu, 10 minutes by car from the Espace Encan.

More than 60 exhibitors will be at the Marathon village, to present french and international races, and running products.

You will also find the official La Rochelle Marathon shop, where you can buy a souvenir of the event.

Furthermore, an administrative zone will enable you to withdraw your race number, your pasta party tickets, and to obtain information about starting points, race route, our ecological commitment… Volunteers will be here to answer your questions.

Finally, La Rochelle Marathon association’s bar will be open during all the week-end, at the Marathon village’s opening hours and from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Menu : Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, and oysters of course !

You can register to the Pasta party during your online registration for the race (13 € / adult and 8€ / child).

If you already are registered to a race, you can send us a cheque, to the order of Marathon de La Rochelle Serge Vigot, at this address : Marathon de La Rochelle Serge Vigot – BP 97 – 17004 La Rochelle Cedex 01. Don’t forget to precise the runner’s name in your sending.

Finally, tickets will be on sale at Marathon village, if there are any left. (pasta party limited to 1350 people).

You can withdraw your race number at the Marathon village, during opening hours.

You have to present you race number voucher (download possible in november on our website) and a piece of identity.

If you have not sent your medical certificate, you also have to present a valid medical certificate in order to participate to the race.

Yes, someone can withdraw your race number, if he/she presents the documents listed above.

You can present the original or a copy of your piece of identity.

No, the race number can not be withdrawed on Sunday morning.

No it is not possible to receive the number by courier. If you can not be at the Marathon village, someone has to get the race number for you.

It has to be put on the chest, readable and not folded.

For runners who have 2 numbers (Companies Challenge), the race number holder must be in the back and the named number on the chest.

Runners will have the “B-Tag ChronoTrack” as timing system (strip glued to the back of the race number). The chip is automatically initialized on the starting line and is used for control at some route points. It enables you to know your time on the race.

 

RACES – GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

Near the Marathon and Companies Challenge starts :

Free car parks « Foire Expo » and « Jean Moulin » (300m from the start)

Car parks with admission charge « Encan » and « Vieux port sud » (500m).

Near the 10 km start and Companies Challenge’s relays :

Car park « Esplanade des parcs » (500 m from 10 km start and Companies Challenge relays). It is divided into two areas : one free and one with admission charge.

Car park with admisssion charge « Verdun »

Near showers :

Free car park « Camping du soleil »

Marathon et Companies Challenge : every 5 km, and at the finish area

10 km : at km 4.5, at km 9 and at the finish area

Yes it is. It should be put on the 1st table of the refreshment point (reserved for it), from 7:30 am on sunday morning.

For security reasons, it is not possible to go with a runner on the race route.

For security reasons, you can run with only one headphone.

Yes, its use is allowed.

4 areas are displayed at the finish area :

Refreshment point

Rewards delivery

Health centre gathering podiatrists, physiotherapists, Red Cross rescue workers and a medical team (emergency doctors and nurses)

Lockers for Marathon runners.

If hou have chosen one of our partner accomodation, you can take a shower there, even after the check-out.

The Camping du soleil also offers free showers to runners. You can reach the camping thanks to the boat located next to Tour de la Chaîne (free for runners), which bring you to Michel Crepeau avenue. The camping is on your right, 500 m further.

The prize giving ceremony will take place on Sunday 29th november at 3:00 pm, at Espace Encan auditorium, quai Louis Prunier.

Yes, in partnership with La Rochelle city and urban centre, free shuttles will run on Sunday 29th november. They will stop at the train station, the hospital, car parks « Foire expo » and « Jean Moulin », and Espace Encan. The first one will start at 1:30 pm quai Valin and they run every 20 minutes.

 

MARATHON

 

The 2 starts of the Marathon are Quai Durand (start 1) and Quai Maubec (start 2). Your starting zone is attributed according to your sex and age category.

The start will be given at 9:00 am on Sunday 29th november. Runners must gather on the starts before 8:45 am.

Yes, you can put your belongings in the locker truck at the end of each starting line and get them back in the cloakroom on the finish area.

You can reach your starting zone through adjacent streets from the starts. A document « Starts areas » is put at your disposal to help you, available on our website from early november and at Marathon village. Don’t hesitate to ask volunteers on the starts which can guide you.

Friday 27th or Saturday 28th november, once your number is picked-up, you can present yourself at the Marathon village secretariat, which will make a starting zone transfert.

The chip on your race number enables to record your time every 5 km. It is possible to follow your race by entering your name on live application, on our website or on smartphone (free app to download). This application will be available from mid-november on our website.

The limit is 5h30. Beyond, runners will be no longer participating to the race because security will not be ensured.

The results of the Marathon will be posted on our website approximately 1 hour after the race.

 

COMPANIES CHALLENGE

 

It is located on Quai Maubec. Then, 3 relays will take place Place de Verdun, and the 4th runner will finish the race at st Jean d’Acre car park (same finish area for all the races).

The start will be given at 9:00 am on Sunday 29th november. Runners must gather on the starts before 8:45 am.

No, there is no locker.

The chip on your race number enable to record your time every 5 km. It is possible to follow your race by entering your name on live application, on our website or on smartphone (free app to download). This application will be available from mid-november on our website.

The limit is 5h30. Beyond, runners will be no longer participating to the race because security will not be ensured.

The results of the Companies Challenge will be posted on our website approximately 1 hour after the race.

 

10 KM

 

The 10 km start is located on General Leclerc avenue.

The start is given at 8:45 am.

No, there is no locker.

You can ask at the Marathon village secretariat, with a document which can prove your speed (result from a previous race for example). According to it, the organizers can give you or not a privileged access to the starting line.

It is not possible for the 10 km race.

The results of the 10 km will be posted on our website approximately 1 hour after the race.