Top original races 2018 in Paris

Running is riding high and comes with original races! Rolling in the mud, running as a team, running while being chased by clowns… There’s something for everyone. Will you be able to take up these crazy races? Discover a selection of the program 2018 in Paris and its surroundings.

Do you enjoy sport challenge and are you looking for new challenges? Many races and sport courses, each more original than the last, expect you this year in Île-de-France.

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And good news, to help you out and to make sure you have no more excuses not to go running, we’ve found many original races that will make you want to exert yourselves:

EcoTrail Paris® 2018
Ecotrail Paris® and the Eiffel Tower Vertical®, two sporting events that now are major, are back from March 15 to 18, 2018 in Ile de France. How about taking up the challenge?

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Spartan Race at the Stade de France
This year, Spartan Race takes over the Stade de France. Enjoy the crazy indoor/outdoor race with obstacles galore on March 17, 2018. Are you ready to take up the Spartan Stadium Sprint challenge?

Foulées de la Mer de Sable 2018
Cancelled this year because of works

Wamiz Run 2018
Prepare your doggo for the race of the year! This Sunday March 25, 2018, head to Bois de Vincennes for the Wamiz Run, an original 6-km race with your best companion… If you hesitate, this Sunday race allows to get funds for the Chiens Guides Paris association – Seeing-eye dogs.

Buthiers Running Finisher 2018
On Sunday April 8, 2018, take up the Finisher challenge! Meet on Buthiers Île de Loisirs to experience a new edition of Buthiers Running Finisher, a 10-km obstacle race promising beautiful sport and friendly moments!

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The Color Run returns to Paris in 2018
Considered as the happiest race in the world, The Color Runs returns to the wonderful French capital. Meet on Sunday April 15, 2018 to experience a unique and totally crazy adventure!

Love Run 2018
Love Run is a fun 7-km run to complete in duo, with friends or with a colleague. How about departing from the beating tracks and practicing a crazy activity on Sunday April 22, 2018? Let’s put on our best running shoes and our craziest outfits and we bound our wrists for a wild race.

No Finish Line Paris® by Siemens 2018
From May 2 to 6, 2018, Paris welcomes the fourth edition of No Finish Line® Paris by Siemens, the first solidarity race supporting children. The goal? Running or walking 1,300-m as many times as you want. Each kilometer done enables to donate money to a cause supporting disadvantaged children education and health.

Run My City
If you enjoy one-of-a-kind runs, don’t miss the second edition of Run My City taking over several places in Paris 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th arrondissements on Sunday May 20, 2018.

VertiGo Race 2018 at Tour First
The VertiGO race, listed in the “Vertical World Circuit”, is back in France on Thursday May 24, 2018 at La Défense Tour First. 48 floors, 954 steps to climb up solo or with a team and for charity. Are you ready for the challenge?

The Mud Day is back in Paris in 2018
On Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27, 2018, the Mud Day is back in Paris region for an edition already full of surprises. Over twenty obstacles as well as many animations will be provided!

La Ruée des Fadas 2018 in Paris
After the successful edition 2017, La Ruée des Fadas is coming back to Paris and expects many of you on Sunday May 27, 2018.

La Course des Héros 2018
La Course des Héros is back for its edition 2018 at Parc de Saint Cloud. Become a hero by taking part in this solidarity race on Sunday June 17, 2018 which funds will be donated to over 300 French charities.

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A 2024-m race by night for Olympic Day
Paris holds its Olympic Day on Saturday June 23, 2018. All day long, sport will be given pride of place throughout the French capital with free animations to seduce everyone and at nighttime, enjoy the empty streets to run a 2024-m race!

La Familiale 2018
After nighttime races, colorful races or obstacle races, discover La Familiale, the first stroller race in Paris! Launched by Magicmaman-Famili team, this event is back for the third year in a row on June 24, 2018, this year for Mécénat de Chirurgie Cardiaque.

Zomb’in The Dark 2018
Feel like experiencing a crazy orienteering by night in a hostile area? If so, don’t miss the Zomb’in The Dark back on June 30, 2018 in Nemours (Seine et Marne department).

Garmin Triathlon 2018 in Paris
Running, swimming and cycling friends, on Sunday July 1, 2018, don’t miss the new edition of Garmin Triathlon in Paris departing from La Villette pool.

Chantilly Triathlon 2018
Chantilly Triathlon is happening on August 25 and 26, 2018. The race will take place in a dream-like setting and a family atmosphere where everyone can give the same of themselves. For kids, adventure courses are planned all along the weekend between races, cycling and swimming!

Spartan Race 2018 in Jablines
Challenges and thrills enthusiasts, this is for you! The Spartan Race is back in Jablines (Seine et Marne) on September 22, 2018. A Must-see event for sporting people who are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

Disneyland Paris Half-Marathon 2018
Calling all runners and Disney fans! Don’t miss out on the new edition of the Half-Marathon weekend at Disneyland Paris Friday-Sunday September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2018!

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Thoiry Wild Race: a race in the middle of animals!
Thoiry Safari Zoo organizes its very first life-sized adventure race on Sunday September 16, 2018. Run 10 km through the castle garden, the zoo and a part of the safari.

Stay tuned to discover other races!

In other words, if you want to roll up your sleeves and take part in an original race, you know what to do!

Julie M.
Last updated on 19 June 2018

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