7-8 May / Mai 2016

Geneva & Nice-Cannes = 2 prestigious Marathons to run in 2012!

27th Mar 2012

The Geneva Marathon for Unicef and the French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes) are proud to announce their brand-new partnership. Both events compliment each other, with the Geneva Marathon for Unicef held on 6th May 2012, exactly six months to the day before the French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes).

To celebrate this new partnership, the Geneva Marathon for Unicef and the French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes) are pleased to offer a reduced entry fee for running enthusiasts to compete in both events.

84km of pure running pleasure for €100 (20% discount)

All the information to take advantage of this offer are available on the 2 official event websites: www.genevemarathon.org and www.marathonfrenchriviera.com

Click HERE to register online for the joint offer of running two prestigious Marathons in 2012

Get a consistent time across both marathons and win a trip worth €1,500!

Each person who competes in both marathons will be entered for the Consistency Challenge. The steadiest runner will win a fantastic trip worth €1,500. The challenge will be based around the smallest difference between the cumulative time achieved for the first 21km of the Geneva Marathon for Unicef and the last 21km of the French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes), and the cumulative time achieved for the last 21km Geneva Marathon for Unicef and first 21km of the French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes).

Runners cross the Pont du Mont Blanc, Geneva © Marathon Photos

The Geneva Marathon for Unicef, established in 2005, offers runners an exceptional course, through the stunning countryside nestled between the Jura mountains and the highest Alpine summits. Participants will discover the area surrounding the famous Lake Geneva before the route takes them through the cosmopolitan city centre. For the first time in its history, the marathon will end in the famous ‘Jardin Anglais’. The eighth edition of the Geneva Marathon for Unicef will be held on 6th May 2012.

French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes) Runners on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice © Focalive

The French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes), founded in 2008, quickly became the second most popular marathon in France, with more than 10,000 runners taking part. With a spectacular route between Nice and Cannes, linking the world famous Promenade des Anglais and the Croisette via seven cities of the French Riviera, and the fantastic weather conditions that the South coast experiences in November, this event has firmly established itself as one of the top marathons in the international arena. The fifth edition of the French Riviera Marathon (Nice-Cannes) will be held on 4th November 2012.

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Would you like to join us for an unforgettable experience?

From the 30th April to 3rd May 2015, come and join more than 10000 volunteers assist in the organisation of the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef. By working with our team, you will play an important role in assuring that the races go smoothly, whilst contributing to the success of this exciting event for Geneva and its regions.


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