Running and jogging: athletics stadiums for free training in Paris

Published by Margot de Sortiraparis · Published on February 27th, 2024 at 05:10 p.m.
In Paris, we like to run along the capital's bucolic banks of the Seine and lap the city's most beautiful parks, but when it comes to speed, one thing's for sure: nothing beats an athletics stadium for a track session.

When it comes to running in Paris, either you're lucky and your home is not far from a wood, a large park or the riverbanks (of the Seine, the Canal de l'Ourcq, the Canal Saint-Martin), or you're a little less fortunate and you'll have to run on the main Parisian boulevards and streets, not necessarily pleasant and very prone to traffic. So, for a split, speed or jogging session, many athletics stadiums are open all week, every day and all day long (or only between midday and midnight, check in advance) to allow you to do your running session for free around a real, approved track.

Whether you're preparing for the Paris half-marathon, the marathon or one of the races of the moment, knowing the nearest athletics track to your home or workplace can be a real plus, especially for your split sessions (long, short, paced...)! And that's just as well, because Paris has more than twenty of them, spread out around the capital and at the city gates. Please note, however, that despite the online timetable, we advise you to call before you go or to visit the track, to make sure of the timetable, which may change depending on school sports sessions (in which case the track is not open to individual sessions) or the season. Come on, let's get our sneakers on and go for a good split!

Free, open-access athletics stadiums in Paris:

In the 12th arrondissement

  • Center sportif Alain Mimoun, 15 rue de la Nouvelle-Calédonie
  • Stade Léo Lagrange, 68 boulevard Poniatowski
  • Stade Pershing, bois de Vincennes, route du Bosquet Mortemart
  • Stade Polygone, bois de Vincennes 12th arrondissement
  • Jacques Anquetil velodrome stadium, avenue de Graveille

In the 13th arrondissement

  • Charles Moureu stadium, 34 rue Baudricourt
  • Georges Carpentier stadium, 82 boulevard Masséna
  • Stade Sébastien Charléty, 99 boulevard Kellermann

In the 14th district

  • Center sportif Didot, 26 avenue Georges Lafenestre
  • Center sportif Elisabeth, 7 avenue Paul Appell
  • Center sportif Jules Noël, 3 avenue Maurice d'Ocagne

In the 15th district

  • Center sportif Charles Rigoulot, 14 avenue de la porte brancion
  • Center sportif de la Plaine, 9 rue du général Guillaumat
  • Center sportif Emile Anthoine, 9 rue Jean Rey
  • Center sportif Suzanne Lenglen, 2 rue Louis Armand

In the 16th arrondissement

  • Center sportif Suchet, 25 avenue du maréchal Franchet d'Esperey
  • Porte de la Muette stadium, 60 boulevard Lannes

In the 17th arrondissement

  • Center sportif Léon Biacotto, 5 avenue du cimetière des Batignolles
  • Stade de la porte d'Asnières, 17 avenue de la porte d'Asnières
  • Stade Paul Faber, 2 boulevard de dixmude

In the 18th arrondissement

  • Center sportif Bertrand Dauvin, 12 rue René Binet
  • Porte de la Chapelle sports center, 56 boulevard Ney

In the 19th district

  • Jules Ladoumègue Sports Center, 38 rue des Petits Ponts

In the 20th arrondissement

  • Center sportif des Docteurs Augusta et Jules Déjerine, 32 rue des docteurs Déjerine
  • Maryse Hilsz Sports Center, 34 rue Maryse Hilsz
  • Stade Louis Lumière, 30 rue Louis Lumière
Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From February 27th, 2024 to December 31th, 2027

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


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