Top original races 2019 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 2019 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.

And good news, to help you out and make things smoother - and make sure you have no excuse not to run - we found many original races likely to motivate you to work out:

La Spartan Race Paris au Stade de FranceLa Spartan Race Paris au Stade de FranceLa Spartan Race Paris au Stade de FranceLa Spartan Race Paris au Stade de France Spartan Race Paris 2019 at the Stade de France
This year again Spartan Race takes over the Stade de France. Enjoy the crazy indoor/outdoor race with obstacles galore on March 9, 2019. Are you ready to take up the Spartan Stadium Sprint challenge?

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Ecotrail Paris® and the Eiffel Tower Vertical®, two sporting events that now are major, are back from March 13 to 17, 2019 in Ile de France. How about taking up the challenge?

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Prepare your doggo for the race of the year! 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. Dates to come

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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! Dates to come

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Considered as the happiest race in the world, The Color Runs returns to the wonderful French capital. Meet this April 2019 to experience a unique and totally crazy adventure!

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Love Run by Pink Lady 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 May 12, 2019? 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 2017 No Finish Line Paris® by Siemens 2017 No Finish Line Paris® by Siemens 2017 No Finish Line Paris® by Siemens 2017 No Finish Line Paris® by Siemens 2019
May 15, 2019, 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.

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If you enjoy one-of-a-kind runs, don’t miss the third edition of Run My City taking over several places in Paris 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th arrondissements on Sunday May 12, 2019.

 VertiGO 2016 : la course verticale française VertiGO 2016 : la course verticale française VertiGO 2016 : la course verticale française VertiGO 2016 : la course verticale française VertiGO race 2019 at Tour First: the French vertical race
The VertiGO race, listed in the “Vertical World Circuit”, is back in France on Thursday May 16, 2019 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?

Le Mud Day est de retour à Paris en 2019 ! Le Mud Day est de retour à Paris en 2019 ! Le Mud Day est de retour à Paris en 2019 ! Le Mud Day est de retour à Paris en 2019 ! The Mud Day 2019!
On June 15 and 16, 2019, 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!

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After the successful edition 2018, La Ruée des Fadas is coming back to Paris and expects many of you in June 2019.

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La Course des Héros is back for its edition 2019 at Parc de Saint Cloud. Become a hero by taking part in this solidarity race in June 2019 which funds will be donated to over 300 French charities.

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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 in 2018, this year for Mécénat de Chirurgie Cardiaque. Dates to come

Zomb'in The Dark 2016 : course d’orientation nocturne Zomb'in The Dark 2016 : course d’orientation nocturne Zomb'in The Dark 2016 : course d’orientation nocturne Zomb'in The Dark 2016 : course d’orientation nocturne Zomb’in The Dark 2019
Feel like experiencing a crazy orienteering by night in a hostile area? If so, don’t miss the Zomb’in The Dark back in 2019 in the Parisian region. Dates to come

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Running, swimming and cycling friends, on Sunday June 30, 2019, don’t miss the new edition of Garmin Triathlon in Paris departing from La Villette pool.

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Chantilly Triathlon is back this August 2019. 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!

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Challenges and thrills enthusiasts, this is for you! The Spartan Race is back in Jablines (Seine et Marne) on September 14, 2019. A Must-see event for sporting people who are not afraid to get their hands dirty.

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Calling all runners and Disney fans! Don’t miss out on the new edition of the Half-Marathon weekend at Disneyland Paris from September 19 to 22, 2019!

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Thoiry Safari Zoo organizes a new life-sized adventure race in 2019. Run 10 km through the castle garden, the zoo and a part of the safari. Dates to come.

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Do you enjoy races with completely crazy and fun obstacles? If you do, don't forget the Bulky Games are coming to France. In Île de France, the event is said to storm Torcy outdoor activities center on Sunday April 28, 2019 and Enghien-les-Bains racetrack on June 2, 2019. The challenge? Running 5km by breaking through many and giant inflatable structures - some of them are 34-m long, 20-m wide and 13-m high!

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Obstacle race runners can meet for Val'Dingo, a race as crazy as fun, at the Parc interdépartemental des sports de Choissy Paris/Val-de-Marne - Plaine Sud in Créteil on June 16, 2019. A sport moment to discover with your family or friends!

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!

Laurent P.
Last updated on 20 May 2019

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