Marathons in Basse-Normandie

19 Apr 2007 13:49
Jean-Loup Fenaux

There are only 2 marathons in Basse-Normandie and the two will be held on the same week-end in June (9 & 10th). Is it due to chance or done on purpose ?The older is the Marathon de la liberté de Caen which will turn 20 years old. The race commemorates the allies La course commémore le débarquement des alliés sur les plages normandes, longe la côte de Nacre, entre Courseulles-sur-mer et Caen.The younger, Marathon du Mont Saint-Michel will held its 10th edition. The course goes from Cancale to end up in front of the Mont Saint-Michel (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Until last year, the race took place on the third week-end of June. In 2007, it will be the 10th. Who doesn’t like competition !Many issues tear them apart:

  • the former is run in the morning (9 AM), the latter in the evening (5:30 PM).
  • the former is in the North, the latter in the South.
  • the former is held on Saturday, the latter on Sunday.
Which will draw more runners during the week-end ? Will there be marathoners to reconcile them by running the two races in a row ?PS : Credits to babinet for the Mont Saint-Michel picture.Where will you run your next marathon ?