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The Medoc Marathon


Co-founder and leading partner of the Médoc Marathon in terms of time and importance and means invested, the Commanderie du Bontemps provides its backing and assistance for this major Médoc event, which every year welcomes 8 500 runners and involves the effort of 2 300 volunteers.

The “Médoc” as it is known was first organized in 1984 by a group of enthusiastic marathon runners, and has become a key event in every marathon runners’ diary. For the organisers, this event is based on four fundamental, inseparable principles:


Even if it is full of fun, the “Médoc” is a real Marathon, over the official distance of 42.195 km. Its excellent organisation and beautiful setting have kept it among the leading international marathons year after year, as is witnessed by the increasing numbers of non-French competitors. The runners cover a single course that winds its way through stunning landscapes past over 50 châteaux.


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Saturday 2 September 2023

The Medoc Marathon

Congratulations to the 8500 gourmets who ran the 42km of the Médoc marathon on 2 September!
Welcome to Michel Letter, Grégory Coutanceau, Fabrice Thibier and Cédric Roger, who joined the Commanderie du Bontemps as Commandeurs d’Honneur!
Finally, thank you to the 3,000 volunteers who made it all possible!

Saturday 10 September 2022

The Medoc Marathon

For its 36th edition, more than 8,500 runners came together to run through the Médoc vineyards, once again in a friendly and festive atmosphere.

Marathon du Médoc

It was the 35th edition of the Châteaux du Médoc Marathon with the theme: Superheroes. A total of 8,500 competitors from all over the world.

The Médoc, a race unique among the other events, successfully combines tastings of great wines, entertainment and fancy dress on a course crossing the prestigious appellations of Pauillac, St Julien, Haut Médoc and Saint-Estèphe.

Marathon du Médoc

Since 1984, the Commanderie du Bontemps has been co-founder and co-organizer of the Marathon du Médoc. Congratulations to the 8500 runners, the volunteers for their help and all Châteaux which opened their domains for this 34th edition.

Marathon du Médoc

Every year, the Commandry du Bontemps has co-organised the Medoc Marathon since its inception in 1984. This festive race is a key event in the calendar and covers the official non-negligible distance of 42.195 km (26.219 miles). More than 8,500 runners from all over the world compete. The 2017 race included about fifty chateaux and featured the usual costumed runners, rowdy music and gourmet estate pitstops with free-flowing wine. Both the runners and volunteers were all highly enthusiastic.

Marathon du Médoc

More than 8 500 runners were on the starting line Saturday, September 10th, to run 42,195 km across Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estèphe, and the Haut-Médoc for the 32nd year of the Marathon du Médoc.

Marathon du Médoc

8,500 runners competed in the “Longest Marathon in the World” through the vineyards of the Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Saint Estèphe and Haut-Médoc appellation areas for the 27th time in 2011. The joy of the celebration was on many levels:

  • the delight of being so handsomely welcomed and pandered to by the Medoc people and 3,000 volunteers
  • the pleasure inspired by the countryside, vines and chateaux of the most beautiful winegrowing area in the world
  • the thrill of the event, tasting Medoc wines, the 22 bands scattered along the route, the meals organised
  • the fancy dress, which is the hallmark of the Medoc.

We wish you well in your endeavour and see you soon on our properties!

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