ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES

ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES

2022, NOV. 27 - 8:57

The half-marathon distance in a wheelchair, or the blind and partially-sighted people marathon, have become part of our event.  Our organization wants to welcome athletes with disabilities by offering them reduced registration fees (15 €), pasta-party dinner, Saturday night accomodation, and same rewards as Marathon runners.

THE RACE

Located Quai Durand, SAS n°1 (start given 3 minutes before Marathon runners)

Seulement pour le Marathon non et mal-voyants
9 refreshment points, liquid and solid, at km 4.5, 10, 14.5, 20, 25, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5 and on the finish area.
Deposit of personal supplies is possible on Sunday morning, before the race, directly at refreshment points.

Medal, wind-jacket, basket of oysters, rose for women

Check the 2022 prize-money list (semi-marathon fauteuils) here

THE RACE

Start n°1
At Durand Quay, SAS n°1. Starting signal: 3min before the start of the main marathon

Food supply (nonsighted and partially sighted marathon)
9 refreshment points, liquid and solid, at km 4.5, 10, 14.5, 20, 25, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5 and on the finish area.

Timing system
“B-Tag ChronoTrack” (strip glued to the back of the race number)

Rewards
Medal, wind-jacket, basket of oysters, rose for women

Prize-money (wheelchair half-marathon)
Check the 2022 prize-money list here

STARTING ZONE

FINISH AREA

Free tribune for spectators, with 500 seats, located on the finish area (St Jean d'Acre car park).

A marquee where you will find podiatrists, physiotherapists, Red Cross rescue workers and a medical team (emergency doctors and nurses).

Marquee located at the finish area exit. Runners who withdraw from the race must join this marquee where a souvenir gift will be given to them.

Free showers at the "Camping du Soleil" campsite (fast access by the boat bus, free for runners on Sunday).

At the finish area exit, «rue de La Monnaie» street, columns bearing the names of the islands Ré, Oléron and Aix, will help runners find their family and friends.

FINISH AREA

Tribunes

Free tribune for spectatore, with 500 seats, located on the finish area.

Medical center

A marquee where you will find podiatrists, physiotherapists, Red Cross rescue workers and a medical team (emergency doctors and nurses).

Cloakroom

Marquee located at the finish area exit. Runners who withdraw from the race must join this marquee where a souvenir gift will be given to them.

Showers

Free showers at the "Camping du Soleil" campsite (fast access by the boat bus, free for runners on Sunday).

Meeting points

At the finish area exit, « rue de La Monnaie », columns naming by the islands Ré, Oléron and Aix will allow runners to meet their family and friends.

RACE ROUTE

The race route for athletes with disabilities follows the Marathon one: one loop for the half-marathon distance in a wheelchair (finishing line at Maubec quay), two loops for blind and partially-sighted people Marathon. Every 2km, music will accompany the race with one of our 12 bands.
New in 2022 : after a 5-year break, the race route comes back to the old port! During the last kilometer, runners will take Dupaty street, pass by the city hall and then Maubec and Duperré docks, going along the old port, encouraged by spectators. 

RACE ROUTE

The race route for athletes with disabilities follows the Marathon one: one loop for the half-marathon distance in a wheelchair (finishing line at Maubec quay), two loops for blind and partially-sighted people Marathon. Every 2km, music will accompany the race with one of our 12 bands.
New in 2022 : après 5 années de pause, le parcours du marathon fait son grand retour sur le Vieux Port ! Dans le dernier km, les participants emprunteront la rue Dupaty, passeront devant l’hôtel de ville puis remonteront le quai Maubec et Duperré, longeant le Vieux Port sous les applaudissements des spectateurs. 

FAQ

It has to be put on the chest, readable and not folded.

For blind and semi-blind Marathon, contestants can be accompanied by a guide. 15 € fee includes registrations for two runners (athlete + guide).

As for wheelchair Half-marathon, it is not possible to go with an athlete on the race route, for safety reasons. 

For safety reasons, you can run with one headphone only.

There's a time limit to run the whole race, which is five hours and thirty minutes. Beyond this time limit, security will not be provided any longer, and contestants will be disqualified. A check point will be set at the 30. kilometre mark, where the time limit. for runners is four hours.  

You can reach your starting zone through adjacent streets from the starts. A map will help you, available on our website from early november and at Marathon village. Don’t hesitate to ask volunteers on departure area who will guide you.

The chip on your race number enables to record your time every 5 km. It is possible to follow your race by entering your name in a live-viewing facility, straight onto our website or via the free app Imagina. You will be able to access it 1 week before the race on our website.

Results of the Marathon race will be posted on our website approximately 1 hour after the race.

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