Paris, Paris, je t'aime!

Last week I registered for Paris Marathon. Yep, that's right. PARIS Marathon! Oh La La! I love Paris! :)

Yep, that's right, April 11th 2011, just one month before Edingburgh Marathon...Wonder if my legs will still like me by then...

Registration opened on September 15th and I was adviced to register right away to get one of the cheaper tickets. And I got in! Only thing left is a medical certificate that I have to mail to the organization. France has specific rules for the registration for races, and one of this rules is that the runner has to show the organization a valid medical certificate. If you don't, you won't get your BIB number. Needless to say that I phoned my doctor about it right away!

It's a bit of work to get the certificate, because you need to get a medical check-up and ask your doctor to sign it. But, on the other hand, I think France made a wise decision here. Ofcourse the certificate will give you no guarantees at all, but at least the runners that are in no physical condition to run a marathon will know.
What are your thoughts on medical certificates pre race?
And do you know what the best thing about Paris Marathon is? The new and improved race course! Hello sightseeing!

All the sights are en route!

Paris Marathon is still 7 months away, and I'm already excited! :)

Who wants to join in the Paris Marathon fun and register?


T said...

My boyfriend ran it a few years ago. I was registered and I went with him, but I got sick during training and couldn't run the race. The year we went it was (uncharacteristically!!) quite hot - it was 80 degrees (fahrenheit) at the start.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Oh how I'd love a destination race. Not going to happen for me. :-( Someday, if I ever get a child free bank account.

I'll live through your great experince!

Oh and you asked am I really okay? I am still figuring that out. I am a little concerned about how my knee and ankle are "talking" a bit when I run or go up and down stairs. But the bruising is still really bad so I'm going to wait and see how it heals up. Thanks for asking.

Emz said...



Awesome. Heck, I'd take NYC!! ;)

YAY for you!

RunningRonald said...

NYCM en volgend jaar Parijs.. Wat loop je toch mooie marathons. Dan maar naar Boston samen of heb je die ook al gelopen? :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ T: Did your boyfriend find it a well organized race? Or mainly very crowded?

@ Shelly: Hope you feel better soon! Be careful with the bruising!

@ Emz: Thanks! :) You're welcome to join. ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ RunningRonald: JAAAAAA! Boston!!! Hoop in 2012, maar ja, moet ik dus eerst wel 3:40:59 of sneller lopen op de marathon. #hebeenhaasnodig #ouwehoerteveelonderweg

Zaneta said...

oh man! That looks like so much fun!! I wish I could! But i'll be back in school by then :( Cant wait to see pictures and read a race report tho! :D

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Zaneta: Will post pics and a recap after Paris Marathon!:)

Run Jess Run said...

...so jealous!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Jess: You're welcome to join! ;)