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First Ever Paris Rollerblade Marathon Starting From Eiffel Tower

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Updated: 11 September 2017

Paris Rollers Marathon is a brand new rollerblading and roller-skating marathon taking over the streets of Paris this October. Starting from the legendary Eiffel Tower, discover historic monuments like The Louvre, The Moulin Rouge, and the L’Arc de Triomphe along the way, all at a high rate of speed.

Paris Rollers Marathon is a new 42.195 kilometre (26.2 mile) roller-skating competition taking over Paris for the first time on October 15, 2017. Starting at 8:30 am, it will begin and finish at The Eiffel Tower, and hundreds of participants will compete to be the first three in each category who are called to the podium to claim their prize.

Participants are set to glide across The Champs Elysées, pass the L’Arc de Triomphe, and sweep along the banks of the Seine as part of the race. The course also weaves past legendary monuments like The Louvre Museum and The Moulin Rouge. Participants can skate or roller blade the length of the course either solo or in a relay team with one other person.

The Champs-Elysees at night | © Loan Panaite/Shutterstock

The Champs-Elysees at night | © Loan Panaite/Shutterstock

This exciting event is much more than a sports event or a personal challenge. The Paris Rollers Marathon aims to offer a unique new way to discover one of the world’s most beautiful cities—much more exhilarating than being strapped into an open-topped tour bus—and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Berlin and its similar skating marathon.


Individual Marathon—Men: Open to men born in or before 2001 (at least 16 years old)

Individual Marathon—Women: Open to women born in or before 2001 (at least 16 years old)

Two-Person Marathon Relay Race—Men: Open to men born in or before 2003 (at least 14 years old)

Two-Person Marathon Relay Race—Women: Open to women born in or before 2003 (at least 14 years old)

Two-Person Marathon Relay Race—Mixte: Open to people born in or before 2003 (at least 14 years old)