Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes (Nice to Cannes)

Abrha Milaw crosses the finish line in Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice - Cannes 2018
Abrha Milaw crosses the finish line in Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes 2018

This sporting event is one of the biggest of the marathons held all over the world. Now on its 12th edition, Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes will once again take place in the dreamy setting of the French Riviera. It will take place between the cities of Nice and Cannes.

Spectators and participants anticipate the incredible seaside route and the perfect Autumn climate. Palm trees, the sea, and the mountains are scenic additions to the thrill of the competition.


“It’s very Nice. Yes we Cannes!” (Motto)

With that engaging motto for this year, everyone can be assured of the excitement of this event. The expected number of runners is more than 13,000 coming from almost 60 countries.

The 42 km course offers a unique challenge to runners, particularly around the stretch at Cap d’Antibes. There are many distances that you can choose to participate in.

Running past Antibes

An exhibit dedicated to running in a safe environment is also present thanks to the Running Expo village. There will be many displays to entertain guests.

It will also be a chance for everyone to discover the sponsors of the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes, and to fetch some gear to equip runners. Aid stations will be present for refreshments, with recycling areas to serve the environment.

Physiotherapists, osteopaths, and chiropodists will also assist in the finish area for recovery and relaxation of every participant.

Expo opening hours

  • 31 October, Thursday: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • 1 November, Friday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • 2 November, Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm


The race will start at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice in the Jardin Albert 1er and ends in the glamorous Boulevard de Croisette in Cannes in front of the Carlton Hotel. Racers will pass through the following remarkable locations:

  • Saint-Laurent du Var
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer
  • Villeneuve Loubet
  • Cap d’Antibes
  • Golfe Juan

Distances (Race timing; Limit time)

  • 05 km (0:42:51; 08:45:51 am)
  • 10 km (1:25:43; 09:28:43 am)
  • 15 km (2:08:34; 10:11:34 am)
  • 20 km (2:51:26; 10:54:26 am)
  • 21 km (3:00:00; 11:03:00 am)
  • 25 km (3:34:17; 11:37:17 am)
  • 30 km (4:17:09; 12:20:09 pm)
  • 35 km (5:00:00; 13:03:00 pm)
  • 40 km (5:42:51; 13:45:51 pm)
  • 42 km (6:00:00; 14:03:00 pm)

2019 marathon teaser VIDEO

Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Event Details

Event Type: Marathon
Date: Sunday November 3, 2019
Timing: Starts at 8am
Organizer: Azur Sport Organization
Frequency: Annual
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Websites: Official Rules and Official Website
Location: Promenade des Anglais, Nice