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08 October 2019, 7am

“Bèn-vengu” – welcome to our little corner of paradise on earth…

A piece of heaven

Gulf of Saint-Tropez Marathon
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There is a piece of heaven lying between Provence and the Côte d’Azur. Nestling in an amphitheatre of wooded hills, it slopes gently down through a mosaic of farmland to the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

It is a prestigious destination with a festive atmosphere. The towns of the Saint-Tropez Gulf retain their authenticity but are friendly and outward-looking with an abundant diversity of colours, essences and flavours. During the Easter holiday come and discover the mythical Gulf of Saint-Tropez in a convivial, festive and sporting atmosphere.

Come and enjoy a unique course combining seaside views, vineyards, hills and garrigue with your best costume. Knights, adventurers, clowns, fairies, Mayan bees, corsairs… you will have to use your imagination and creativity to win the trophy for the best costume.

Apart from the Marathon, organisers also offer a 2 × 21.1km option, the “TransGolfe” and a Marathon Relay.

The Marathon starts at Sainte-Maxime and ends at Cavalaire with a total climb and drop of 340m and a six-hour time limit. Seven pace groups will be available for this 3rd edition of the race with target times from 3 hours 30 minutes at 15-minute intervals up to 5 hours.

The 2 × 21.1 km offers two people the chance to each run a half-Marathon from Ste Maxime to St Tropez and from St Tropez to Cavalaire

The TransGolfe race is an 18.5km flat route from St Maxime to Saint Tropez, 80% beside the sea, which allows you to join the party in a friendly and festive atmosphere (and a 6-hour time limit) where you can enjoy the specialities of the region.

The Marathon Relay allows you to choose your own formula to experience the best of the Marathon with stages from from 3 to 10.7km and teams of anything from three to seven runners: you decide, as long as they change over at the official relay points.

As part of the the program runners receive festive refreshments with rosé wine, tropézienne tart, a Marathon bottle of rosé, a gym bag, a t-shirt and the outsize finisher medal.

Runners gave the latest edition rave reviews: “Great organization, a beautiful course and a small climb to spice things up”; “We feasted on the race, and will do it again”; “Big thanks to everyone. A great time and top organisation”; “A super marathon – breath-taking landscapes, exceptional refreshments provided and the tropezian pie on arrival is just great”; “A huge thank-you to all the volunteers, you were adorable”; “Really a super marathon and a huge medal, so beautiful”; “The landscape is sublime, the organisation, volunteers, sponsors – everything is perfect… don’t miss it”.

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