Due to coronavirus event information may be out of date - please confirm details with events organisers.


Race Date: 26th Sep 2021 - (TBC)

Race Start Time: 09:00
Running Surface: Roads And Paths
Route Undulation: Mostly Flat
Timing Method: Chip
Number Collection: Collect On The Day
Race Distance Markers: Kms
Entry On Day: No
Race Cut Off Time: 6:00 hours
Headphones Allowed: -
Race Location: Centre-Val De Loire
Entry Cost: €65.00
Race Status: TBC

Race Description:

The Marathon du Tours (Touraine Loire Valley Marathon) is run every September and is accessible for marathoners with disabilities, beginners and experienced runners alike.  It runs along the banks of the Loire and it's tributary the Cher.  The 42.194 race runs past Villandry Castle (with the must see sculptued gardens), through the villages of Berthenay, Saint-Genouph and La Riche before finishing at Place Anatole in Tours.  

The French as always put on a good running festival, with music events accompanying the race and a Pasta Party the night before.  The support along the race is to behold with many supporters opting for fancy dress. 

Post race there is more food on offer with a Paella Party and the option for a spot of physiotherapy dedicated to all marathoners. 

2020 sees the creation of the first DUO marathon, open to 500 teams, it will start on the same route as the marathon but with a relay area found in Villandry. 

In addition a 20km race is also available https://www.runningloirevalley.com/les-courses/20k-tours

As is normal a France a  Medical Certificate is required in order for you to be able to run the race. 


Tours marathon route

Entry Cost

Unaffiliated: €65.00

Race Information / Entry Website


Where is the race?

The race is located in Tours, France.

Can I wear headphones at the Marathon du Tours?

- by the organisers.

Is the race still going ahead despite coronavirus (covid-19) concerns?

There could be changes made to the race due to covid-19, therefore please contact the race organiser to confirm this at https://runningloirevalley.com/les-courses/marathon-tours

Maximum number of entrants: 15000

Maximum time allowed : 6:00 hours