The Scouts
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To help you prepare for the big day, five Air France employees ran - at night - the 42.195 kilometres of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris for you. 
Choose your course!

Effort course : follow the runners for advice at key stages in the race.

Recovery course : discover the best places to recover after the race in Paris. 

Effort
Recovery
start
57,000 runners are expected on the starting line at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe.
Don't let yourself be distracted by the crowd. Make the most of the slow start to admire the world's most beautiful avenue!
Gentle
downward
slope
The avenue is on a gentle slope.
Pace yourself to
conserve your energy.
official
photo
Strike a pose!
You've still got lots of energy
for your souvenir photo of Paris.
narrow
exit
The exit from the place de la Bastille is a funnel. You're going to go from 150m to 17m wide!
Prepare to be elbowed.
nature
area
You are entering
a nature area.
Remember not to litter.
wide
roads
12m-wide roads, 5km-long.
This forest is the largest natural area in Paris.
Use it to get some personal space and lots of fresh air.
1st first aid
post
Run with peace of mind
in this vast area:
first aid posts are spaced
at 5km intervals from here.
Pit-stop
"break"
Need some privacy?
Avoid the crowds.
It's a big wood -
make the most of it.
1st hill
A slight incline in one
of the longest streets in Paris.
Take short strides
to save energy.
halfway
point
Well done! You've reached the halfway point. Remember to drink at least two glasses of waterand eat some candied fruits.
Avoid oranges - they're too acidic when you're on the move!
Panoramic
view
You're into your stride now. So take in the view over the Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis,
where the history of Paris began.
tunnels
A series of four tunnels run along
the Paris embankments.
Slopes + hills + slight inclines
= Go easy on your legs
by shortening your stride.
The wall
Look up, the Eiffel Tower is watching you.
You'll need some of its strength to clear this leg!
gather
your strength
Last refreshments of the race.
You've got 7km to go.
Quench your thirst!
stay
the course
A long stretch through a wood two-and-a-half times as long as Central Park!
Mind over matter: don't think about where you are now, imagine crossing the finishing line.
last
lap
Break the routine of straight lines on this last lap that's a real work of art.
The architecture of the Fondation Louis Vuitton will give you wings.
countdown
Just 1.195km to go.
Keep your head up and relax your upper body to lighten your stride.
You're close to the finishing line!
finisher !
Well done! You've completed the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris!
Why not soothe your aches and pains with the help of 380 masseurs and physios?
Active recovery
Relaxing
massage
Give your muscles some well-earned R&R in a marine environment.
Détails
nutrition
chicken
power
An excellent source of protein
to eat in or take out.
Détails
Active recovery
Montmartre
hill- without
the climb
Just run 42km?
Can't stomach the climb up
the Butte Montmartre?
Follow us!
Détails
nutrition
light
lunch
The perfect meal
to stay light on your feet. 
Détails
Active recovery
boating
in the bois
Clear your head on the lakes
of the Bois de Vincennes.
Détails
Active recovery
Back pain
relief
Do a few lengths
a stone's throw from Notre Dame.
Détails
Active recovery
historic
paris
by bike
Ride along the Seine and through
the historic city on an electric bike.
Détails
nutrition
water
bar
Quench your thirst
in this cool bar for city trendsetters.
Détails
Passive recovery
5-star
Spa
Relax in
Europe's biggest spa
Détails
Passive recovery
The art
of architecture
Take time out
at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Détails
Effort
Recovery
Km
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You're ready!
Now you know everything about the Paris race. Good luck and see you at the finishing line on 9 April. We look forward to greeting you in the relaxation area to celebrate your performance.
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See you in Paris!
Now that you know all the best places to relax, you're ready to be swept off your feet by Paris. We look forward to seeing you on 9 April for 42.195 km of thrills and emotion, with Air France. *
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