La Parisienne is a running race that's just for women. Created by Patrick Aknin in 1997, the first edition saw 1,500 women competing in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. The theme for 2019 is the Far West, featuring the women's running village at Champ de Mars (free entry, open to all), a giant screen, a wellness space, pop-up stores by various big brands, fun races, concerts, catering and walkers setting out at 11.30am. A first-come-first-served activity and childcare space for children between 4 and 12 is also available
Some 40,000 female runners set off early in the morning to get round the 6.7 kilometres of this race in the heart of the capital. The race starts at Pont d'Iéna and finishes at the Champs de Mars. And since running is also about having fun, La Parisienne is the chance to complete various challenges (which can be done in teams of two). Take part as teams of mothers and daughters, friends, company teams, or aim to win the fancy dress competition: you decide how you wish to take part.
Beyond the sporting challenge, la Parisienne is also a charity race, raising money for breast cancer research. By participating in this race, you will thus raise awareness and funds for scientific research to help fight this cancer that affects 1 in 8 women.
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