— Published 25 October 2023

Seine-Saint-Denis to get biggest share

The Paris 2024 OCOG has ticked another box on its roadmap. On Tuesday October 24, 276 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, it unveiled the routes for the road cycling and marathon events of the Paralympic Games. As announced, most of the routes have been laid out in the Seine-Saint-Denis département. Scheduled for the last day of the Games, Sunday, September 8, 2024, the marathon (pictured above) will set off from Parc Georges-Valbon, in the commune of La Courneuve, then cross Saint-Denis, Stains and Dugny, before reaching Paris for a run along the Champs-Elysées and a finish on the Esplanade des Invalides, the only point in common with the Olympic marathon. The route is “fast, with a fairly flat first section winding its way through nine communes in Seine-Saint-Denis“, according to the COJO. The second part of the route, in Paris, is more hilly. The race will be open to 80 para-marathoners. The cycling events, time trial and road race (September 4 to 7), start and finish in Clichy-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis. The 13.9 km route passes through the Forêt de Bondy and the Seine-et-Marne département. A mixed relay event is also on the program, on a 1.8 km route through the streets of Clichy-sous-Bois. A total of 215 para-cyclists will be taking part. Note: all these road races will be entirely free to the public.