Course des Lumières 2019, the race against cancer in Paris

Published by My B. · Published on 11 September 2019 at 14h40 · Updated on 23 November 2019 at 10h33
On November 23, 2019, French Institut Curie expects all runners in front of Paris City Hall for the edition 2019 of the Course des Lumières (Race of Lights), a sporting challenge in support of cancer research.

Course des Lumières is back this year because research against cancer need more support than ever.
You're expected on November 23 in front of Paris City Hall to take part in this sporting and solidarity event organized by Institut Curie which half of the funds is donated to cancer research.

One man in five and one woman in six, here are the alarming numbers of people likely to have a cancer in their life, based on the recent world's studies. A parent, a friend, a related, everyone knows someone who has or who died of cancer. So, supporting research is essential, vital even. This is why Sortiraparis has decided to team up with this event mixing challenge, hope and fight to help finding the right treatments for sick people and develop new therapies.

Whether they practice sport or not, participants will have the choice between a 10-km timed race or a walk routine covering 4-km in the heart of the City of Lights and on the Seine riverbanks.

You can also get your bib by opening a fundraising page and launching a call to get a €200 donations.

In order to make an impression with the welcoming atmosphere of this event, the Village des Lumières offers all night long animations to participants.

Last year, Course des Lumières fundraised over €220,000 in support of cancer research. An amount that helped making progress against the disease that remains the leading cause of death in France with about 149,000 deaths per year.

If you wish to take part in this event and solidarity event, go to Course des Lumières website (in French) to register as soon as possible!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 23 November 2019



    Place de l'Hôtel de ville
    75004 Paris 4

    marche 4 km: 25 €
    course 10 km: 35 €

    Official website


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