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The 2024 Paris Olympic Games will include the first-ever publically available mass-participation marathon and 10K road race. There will be two different distances over two different routes. The marathon will be available at 9:00 PM for those aged 20 and over. The 10K race, which begins at 11.30 PM, is for those aged over 16.

The idea is to include and bring together the maximum number of participants in events that will finish at the Esplanade des Invalides.

Organisers say the field will be 40,048 runners, with equal places for men and women, and that they will be “surrounded by athletes and ambassadors of the Games, who will take their place in each starting area to encourage them, fully experience the moment with them and maintain the fervour until the finish line at the Invalides.”

There are currently 35,000 participant bibs to be won via the Paris 2024 Club. A thousand will also be awarded during the next relay race organised by Orange on the evening of June 17, designed as a taste of the marathon.

The marathon and 10K routes start from the square in front of Paris City Hall and finish in Les Invalides.

Runners pass through Boulogne-Billancourt, Sèvres, Ville d’Avray, Versailles, Viroflay, Chaville and Meudon and then along the Seine at Issy-Les-Moulineaux to Invalides.

The women’s Olympic marathon will take place on the following day.