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:
HEALTH / SPORT / FRIENDSHIP / FUN
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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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:
We wish you well in your endeavour and see you soon on our properties!