let’s make the history of 40 years of career again

This Sunday, September 25, more than 11,000 runners are expected in Tours for Running Vall del Loire. Find us on France 3 Centre-Val de Loire live. We will make you experience the sporty, festive and popular atmosphere of the most important running event in the Centre-Val de Loire region, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Current Loire Valley returns this Sunday, September 25, to Tours with, as always, its famous 10 and 20 km, its marathon, the 10 km Nordic walk and the duo marathon. Not to mention two new races for this edition: the Relais Entreprises Banque Populaire Val de France marathon and the youth race, which takes place the day before, Saturday 24 September! In total: 7 races will enliven the conurbation of Touraine during the weekend!

For the occasion, France 3 Centre-Val de Loire will be live to follow the event on Sunday 25 September at 9.45am.

Live the race with Benoît Bruère and his guests at France 3 Centre-Val de Loire live from Place Anatole France.

In the sports field, our journalist Corentin Le Dréan will be close to the start and the finish line. We will follow the marathoner Mathieu Muller who has set himself a challenge for this edition! His goal: to run a marathon in negative distribution (start cautiously) and finish around 3h05 min!

The Running Vall du Loire marathon runs along the Loire and the Cher, passing through Savonnières, the castle and gardens of Villandry, Berthenay, Saint-Genouph and La Riche. This challenge of more than 42 km also allows you to discover the heritage and beauty of Touraine’s surroundings. Our journalist, Garo Kevorkian, will make you discover the jewels of the heritage present in this exceptional tour (world heritage of humanity inscribed perimeter) with the interventions of the historian Frédéric Dufrêche.

This year, the marathon, 10 and 20 km of Tours organizes its 40th edition! Since 1982, the race has enlivened the city of Tours and has become over time one of the most important running events in France.




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History of the Tours marathon, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.



©France 3 Centre-Val de Loire

This year, the race will be celebrated for its anniversary edition!

For this occasion, Benoît Bruère’s guests will remember the highlights of this race that was organized for the first time in March 1982. Bernard Coupez, the creator of the first race, will be present.

All races depart from Place Anatole France, in the heart of the city.

  • 7:55 a.m.: start of the Handisport de Tours marathon
  • 8:00 a.m.: start of the Tours marathon
  • 8:10 a.m.: start of the 10 km Nordic Walking and Nordic Walking Spree
  • 8:55 a.m.: departure of the 10 km from Tours – Handisport
  • 9:00 a.m.: departure of the 10 km from Tours
  • 9:55 a.m.: departure of the 20 km from Tours – Handisport
  • 10:00 a.m.: departure of the 20 km from Tours

So don’t miss your appointment!

► Special program to review in full at the top of this article.

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