Paris Marathon

When:
Where:
Paris, France
Distance:
Marathon (26.2 miles)
Minimum sponsorship:
£750
Registration fee:
£45
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Event information

Starting on the Champs Elysees, this fantastic European marathon passes well known historic sites such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Bastille and the Eiffel Tower before finishing with a view of the Arc de Triomphe.

With a flat and fast route, the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon offers a great opportunity for seasoned runners to go for a PB, and for beginners to experience their first marathon in a beautiful city with a great atmosphere. 

Take part and together we can help people live healthy lives with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

How we'll help

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company RunningWithUs to provide you with a special training package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask a coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask-the-coach services and webinar sessions.

That's not all. We'll also hook you up with:

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources like balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap and toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team.

Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.

FAQs

I have my own place in this event, how can I join Team WaterAid?
I’m taking part in this event for WaterAid, how can I get a WaterAid top or cycling jersey to wear on the day?
What training advice and support do you provide?

We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.

We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningWithUs directly by emailing [email protected]

What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising target?

If you’ve bought a WaterAid charity place in an event, we'll ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target. This will cover the cost of the event place and administration fees that WaterAid have to pay, and help provide much needed support to some of the world’s poorest communities.

If you're concerned you won’t reach your fundraising target, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We're on hand to help you out with tips and ideas that will help you reach your target and we may be able to extend your deadline, so that you have that little bit longer to fundraise.

I’m stuck for fundraising ideas. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great fundraising ideas and inspirational stories.

Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

WaterAid
47-49 Durham Street
London
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.