August 2017
August 26, 2017
August 27, 2017
24 hours cycling race
LE MANS. Le Mans Bugatti Circuit hosts the eighth edition of the 24 hours cycling race. Between 2000 and 3000 French and foreign riders are expected to compete on the 4 185-meter-long racetrack. The race will start on Saturday 20th at 3pm and is open to individuals as well as to 2, 4, 6 and 8 rider teams, members of a cycling federation or not, at least 18 of age. Competitors can use road bikes, mountain bikes or hybrid bikes and can choose between five categories. Single : One man or one woman. Pair : Two men or two women or one man and one woman. Prestige : Four men or four women (Mixed not available). Competitor : Six men or mixed (Two women minimum). Leisure : Eight men or mixed (Three women minimum). A general ranking and a ranking by category, set according to the longest distance ridden, will be established. Registration fees. Single : €300. Pair : €480. Team of four : €720. Team of six : €840. Team of eight : €960. Information and registration : 0243211324
www.24heuresvelo.fr
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September 2017
September 02, 2017
September 03, 2017
Triathlon competitions
GERADMER. VOSGES. 1.9km swim in the clear water lake of Geradmer, 93km bike composed of 3 challenging loops of 31km with short but stiff climbs, 21km run composed of 3 loops of 7km around the lake… The XL triathlon of Geradmer is one of Europe’s toughest and it brings together some of the world top athletes. Organizers also offer a triathlon discovery race for beginners, a kid race and an Olympic distance race. The XL triathlon takes place on Saturday 2nd the three other ones on Sunday 3rd. Training from the Wednesday. Entry fees. XL triathlon : from €165. Olympic distance triathlon : from €70. Discovery triathlon : from €29. Kids triathlon : from €10. Information and registrations :
www.triathlondegerardmer.com
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September 08, 2017
September 10, 2017
Women race
PARIS. Taking place in the heart of Paris, La Parisienne is a 7 km long festive and friendly race reserved for women gathering nearly 40 000 people. Runners can compete individually or in teams and have the choice between several categories : overall, mother and great mother individual rankings as well as rankings for “mother - daughter”, “friends” and “company” teams. But La Parisienne is also a wellbeing and fitness village set up during three days at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, on the Champs de Mars. Women can find there all level dance, fitness and yoga classes as well as free advices provided by sports and health specialists on nutrition, physiotherapy, foot’s health and training program. Race at 9.45 am on Sunday 10th. Registration : €40. Village is open from 10am to 8pm on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th, from 7am to 3pm on Sunday 10th. Admission free. Information :
www.la-parisienne.net
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September 09, 2017 DécaNation
ANGERS. During the DécaNation athletics becomes a sport where several competing countries are judged as a team. The 2017 edition will bring together the best athletes of seven countries : France, Ukraine, Poland, a selection of athletes from Balkan countries, China, Japan and United States. Each team is made of twenty athletes, ten men and ten women, who will take part in ten competitions, seven track events and three field events : 100, 200, 400, 800 and 2000 m, 100 or 110 m hurdles, 4x400 m mixt relay, discus, long jump and high jump. Some of the world best athletes will compete and they will score 10 points for their country by coming in first position, 9 points in second and so on. Parc des Sports du Lac de Maine. 49000 Angers. Competitions start at 6pm Admission : €8 to €22. Information and bookings :
www.decanation.com
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September 09, 2017 Medoc Marathon
MEDOC. NEAR BORDEAUX. There is no other Marathon like the Marathon du Médoc, a race that is notorious for its rare blend of wine tasting and marathon running. The region's world-famous chateaux - including Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse, Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Beychevelle or Chateau Cordeillan-Bages - open their grounds and cellars to offer runners some of the world's most respected wines at 22 drinks stations along the route. There are also 21 food stands serving local delicacies from foie gras and oysters to ham, steak, cheese and ice cream. Fancy-dressed runners are numerous and prizes are awarded for the best costumes. “Music in 33 rpm record” is the theme of the 2017 edition. The race is limited to 8,500 participants but it attracts more than 100 000 spectators and the party starts well before it begins though. The night before, Château Livran hosts a Pasta Party, while in the town of Pauillac a party continues well into the night on the quays of Gironde and in the Marathon village where numerous bands give concerts and where there are many restaurants. In the evening after the marathon, a huge free ball open to all and a fireworks display also take place in Pauillac. On the Sunday morning, a 9 km long relaxing walk named Recovery Walk takes place through the vineyards around Château Livran where is also held a gastronomic lunch. Marathon at 9.30 am. Registration : €86, €128 with the Pasta Party Information :
www.marathondumedoc.com
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September 14, 2017
September 24, 2017
Evian Championship
EVIAN. ALPS. The Evian Championship is the first Major to be held in Continental Europe and in a non-English speaking country. The 120 best women golfers in the world compete from September 14th to 17th on the Evian Resort Golf Club18 holes course located between the Alpine summits and Lake Geneva that has been completely remodeled and has a total par value of 71. Players can be seen training from Monday 11th. Following on straight after the Major, girls and boys under 14 from seventeen nations participate in the Evian Championship Junior Cup on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th. Then, the following weekend over 150 boys and girls aged between 8 and 12 compete in the Haribo Kid’s Cup. Admission : from €25 to €50 per day. Weekend pass : €40 / €80. 4 days pass : €70 / €140. Information and bookings :
www.evianchampionship.com
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September 21, 2017
September 24, 2017
Icarus Cup
SAINT-HILAIRE DU TOUVET - LUMBIN. ISERE DEPARTMENT. A free flight festival, the Icarus Cup features aerial acrobatics, hot air balloons, paragliding and hang gliding competitions including a masquerade flight contest in which paraglider and hang glider pilots fly in costume to compete for prizes. But there are also live entertainment, street performances, children's activities as well as a film festival and an ultra light air sports trade fair bringing together over 200 worldwide manufacturers and second hand dealers. Information :
www.coupe-icare.org/
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September 24, 2017 Paris - Versailles
PARIS. Paris - Versailles is a 16 km (10 miles) long race from the Eiffel Tower to the Palace of Versailles. It goes through Issy-les-Moulineaux, Meudon, where the runners must climb the stiff Côte des Gardes, Velizy and Villacoublay. The last half of the race wounds through woodland and villages. Race starts at 10am. Registration fees. Till July 31st: €32, from August 1st to 31st : €34. Information and registrations :
www.parisversailles.com
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