The “Run in Lyon” is a sport competition held every year in Lyon (Obviously !!!) This year, it took place the 4th of October with thousands of runners set to test their legs over 10 km (Not that bad …!), semi marathon (Why not? 10 more kilometres, that can be possible…) or even more challenging, the marathon (What? Is that even possible?).


Are you an amateur runner? Already a runner? Either way, this competition is for you!!

The “Run in Lyon” is incredibly motivating and it’s a great opportunity to improve the self performance because of the mere presence of others and the difference in the paces. Its route begins at Quai Tilsitt, goes through The “Vieux Lyon” and along the rivers (Rhône and Saône), allowing the runners to discover the city is such a convivial atmosphere.

As mentioned before, the diversity of the competition offers 3 different races:

The 10K long run: It does attract high levels of public participation, because it represents a challenge but short enough to remain accessible for an untrained runner. (Over 14 000 participants).

The half marathon: It is a road running event of 21.0975 kilometres. It’s half the distance of a marathon. Participation in half marathons has grown steadily in “Run in Lyon”, because it’s a challenging distance, but does not require the same level of training that a marathon does. (Over 11 500 participants).

The marathon: It’s a long distance road running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres. Marathon requires necessarily a major and challenging training. (Over 2500 participants). Interested? This website is for you:


-Life is short… running makes it seem longer. – By Baron Hansen

Written by : Boulaajaj Zineb