Love wine and running? Check out the Beaujolais Marathon
1 – A Charming region close to Lyon
Beaujolais is perfect wine country, beautiful rolling hills, charming villages, and vines everywhere.
2- Discover some of the most beautiful castles of the Beaujolais.
Castles! So many castles. The marathon passes by ten of the most beautiful castles in Beaujolais.
3- A marathon where you can drink wine
And of course, plenty of wine. There are at least 15 different places to stop and taste some wine along the route of the International Beaujolais Marathon.
4- Local food along the route
It’s not just wine, you can expect plenty of delicious French food along the route. Think cheese and charcuterie.
5 – Welcoming locals
Beaujolais is friendly wine country, there’s no snobbery here and the locals are kind and welcoming.
6- Celebrate the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau
The race takes place during the release of Beaujolais Nouveau, which is a big deal in Lyon and the region.
7 – A very fun Marathon
It’s France’s biggest festive running event.
8 – Crazy costumes
50% of participants dress up, we’re talking crazy costumes of all types!
9 – Having fun
This is an atmosphere of celebration, let’s be honest, it’s not really about running, it’s about having fun!
10 – A race for everyone
If the full marathon is a little too much for you, there’s also a relay marathon, half marathon, family marathon (kid friendly!) or the 13km Rhône walk. Discover all the routes here.
Bonus: It’s seriously close to Lyon and easy to get to. Less than an hour by car!