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THE moSt monumental of marathons

Frequently ranked among the 10 most beautiful marathons in the world, the Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel will allow you to discover a jewel of French cultural heritage.

The idea of a route running along the Bay and finishing at the foot of the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel was an obvious choice for a group of friends who belonged to the Lions Club in Saint-Malo and imagined the concept. This unique route has been a wonderful challenge for thousands of runners since 1998.

With the majestic Mont Saint-Michel as a backdrop, the Marathon du Mont Saint-Michel is one of the only marathons is the world where you can see the historical finish-line even before embarking on the legendary 42,195km distance.

The Marathon is the mythical distance and that of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel is renowned for its rolling route.

It is a dream for a very large number of runners, one that certain among them have already had the pleasure of fulfilling, be it in Paris or elsewhere. This Marathon is not only a sporting challenge. It is also really a tourist visit, a chance for an unforgettable weekend.

We offer you and those accompanying you an ideal touristic route that is perfectly adapted to the Marathon. Besides facilitating your accommodation booking, we will also offer you the opportunity to cross the bay, either the night before or the day after the race, to visit the millenary abbey at a reduced rate or take other tourist excursions in this beautiful French region.


  • Date: Sunday 27th, May 2018
  • Distance: 42,195km
  • Start Time: 8.30am
  • Start Area: Port de la Houle/Quai Duguay Trouin – Cancale
  • Finish Area: Barrage du Couesnon – Mont Saint-Michel

Discover the 2018 Marathon route here!


  • All participants who register before 25th April and upload a valid medical certificate to our platform will receive their race numbers at their home address.
  • For all registrations after 25th April, you must collect your race number at

Salle des Fêtes de Pontorson
2 place de l’Hôtel de Ville

At this point, you should also present your medical certificate and a proof of identity.

  • Time Slot
    • May 25th:12PM - 7PM
    • May 26th:10AM - 7PM

You can park your car in Cancale which has around fifteen car parks with approximately 800 spaces available to competitors.

There are two options if you want to park your car as close as possible to Mont Saint-Michel, near the finish line:

  • Park in Mont Saint-Michel pay and display car park, open to everyone
  • Park at Moidrey Racecourse (n.b. places are limited)

In both cases, shuttle buses will allow you to go to the start.

Yes, shuttle buses will be available to provide transport on the day of the race.

You will need to buy a ticket (€12) that you can reserve either when you register or afterwards in your personal area on

Shuttle buses will operate from the car park in Mont Saint-Michel to your start line in Cancale.

  • Access to the shuttle buses: You must collect a bracelet in the village at the enquiry point, upon presentation of your race number.

Departure from Moidrey and P7 for Cancale between 6.15am and 6.45am.

The shuttle buses will only take participants to the different race starts, it will not take them back after the race.


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Of course! In each starting area, pacemakers will be there to help you meet your goals. Just like cabaret dancers, they are easy to spot: they will be wearing feathers in the colours of your starting area!

    • Less than 3h15 (SAS red)
    • 3h15 (yellow)
    • 3h30 (blue)
    • 3h45 (purple)
    • 4h00 (green)
    • 4h15 (grey)
    • 4h30 and more (pink)

We will make sure that you get all the sustenance you need to get across the finish line! Refreshments will be organised every 5 km and the refreshment will be organised after the finish line on the Couesnon barrage. You can grab some water, dried fruit, fresh fruit and sugar.