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The Medoc Marathon

The Medoc Marathon (Marathon du Médoc) takes place on Saturday 7 September 2019 (33 Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Medoc Marathon posterAn opportunity to run a marathon amongst some of the most famous vineyards in the world! With lots of money raised for charity and many chateaux putting in teams, some in fancy dress, this promises to be a fun day (unless you are actually running!)


Across the weekend a number of Medoc wine Chateaux open the doors to the public for visits and tastings – see

On the Sunday anyone can take part in the more leisurely Sunday walk – La Balade du dimanche:

During 9km, you will discover the city of Macau,(just south of Margaux) from the vineyards to the estuary,  on a route punctuated with Haut-Medoc wine tastings.

To finish, take advantage of the festival of street art “les gueilles de bonde” and of a foodie village to try good local products.

The theme for 2016 was “Tales and Legends” and in 2018 is is “The Funfair” (fête foraine)

For more info on the Medoc Marathon see

See Sports Fitness Adviser for impartial advice on training plans for a marathon – like increased sport-specific strength, speed, power and endurance.

Try the Train TGV(TGV) from London to Bordeaux

….The Bordeaux’s Marathon du Médoc; a running event combining “wine, sports, fun and health”, which seems to actively encourage anything that’s normally discouraged in running. Held every September in France’s Médoc region, this sounds like the most idiotic race known to man. The course is 26.2 miles through scenic vineyards and the participants – in compulsory fancy dress – are expected to indulge in 23 glasses of the famed vintages en route, while also stuffing themselves with local specialities such as oysters, foie gras, cheese, steak and ice-cream. Brilliant. Guardian 17 Sep 2014


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