The creation of a new marathon is so seldom that it has to be mentioned. Next October, the first marathon in is history will be organized by the city of Toulouse (France).
Until now, among the five largest cities in France, only Paris and Lyon organized a marathon. They will now be three.
For those who don’t know Toulouse is the largest city in the south-west of France and is the capital of French aerospace industry.
The marathon du grand Toulouse will start at 9:30 at AéroConstellation to end at Sesquières. The route will lead the runners through the heart of the city and pass by the Capitole and the Cité de l’espace.
Aid stations are located every 5 k of the route that seems to be quite flat since the change of altitude between the start and the finish line is less than 18 meters.
Seven pacemakers will be there to help runners keep a steady pace to reach their target time (between 3:00 to 4:30).
For those who aren’t ready yet for a full marathon, the organizers have also set up a four-runner team relay. The distance to run by each one goes form 6 to 15km.
I wish this brand new marathon the success it deserves!