Created in 1984 by a group of passionate marathon fans, the marathon nicknamed the “Medoc” has become a must for many marathon runners over the years. The “Medoc” is a marathon you just must have run like New York, London or Paris.
Roughly around 43kms, the Medoc is both a fun run and something more than fancy dress ups. It’s a real marathon! In one single loop, the Marathon winds it way round a stunningly beautiful circuit of over 50 chateaux.
The day of the Marathon, with the show before the departure, the events during the race with over 90% of runners in disguise, some 52 other events alongside the race, 22 refreshment stands, 21 food stands and special gourmet stands (oysters, ham, steak, cheese, ice cream, Medoc attic, etc.) and the presence of hundreds of disguised and delighted school children.
The registrations for the next Medoc marathon are actually closed but you can join a waiting list by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you’re not running it’s a great day out.
Program – Saturday, September 10th 2011
8 to 9.15 am Show of fancy-dressed runners
9 am Departure of the advertising caravan
9.15 am Pre-Race show and entertainment.
9.20 am Handi-race start
9.30 am Start of the Marathon
9.30 to 11.30 am River bank happenings, Basque Strength Games
11.45 am to 4 pm Arrival of the marathon runners
4.30 pm Awards Ceremony at the riverside in Pauillac
8 am to 6 pm Restaurant-Reception VIP-Press
6.30 pm Village hall of St Estephe, tasting of St Estephe’s wines followed by a diner. Information and reservation with St Estephe’s wines house : +33 556 59 30 59
9 pm Free ball on the riverside
11 pm Fireworks display
When: 10th September, 2011
Where: Pauillac, 33250 Medoc