Practical information








Here below you will find our answers to frequently asked questions.

1 – Registration

How do I get an elite bib?

To be eligible for an Elite bib, it is necessary to have achieved, during the last 3 years, a performance below one of the times indicated in the table below.

  Man Woman
5000 m 15mn 18mn
10km 32mn 38mn
20km 1h07 1h20
Half Marathon 1h11 1h25
Marathon 2h32 3h00

A proof of performance must be provided to validate your registration.

Can I give or resell my bib?

In accordance with our rules, it is strictly forbidden to give or resell your race number, at any time, excepting in our official bibs resale platform.

Bibs are personalized and non-transferable. In the event of failure to comply with the rules, the event jury may disqualify the runner and exclude him for life for future editions of Les 20 km de Paris.

Registrations are closed, but I wish to participate. What to do?

We do not set up a waiting list after the closing of registrations. Our official bib resale platform allows you to officially buy the bib of a runner who does not wish to participate.

It’s 100% legal and you will be registered just like the other runners. We expect this LUCK-IT service to open in September.

Can I register on the village ?

If you wish to get a last minute bib, the official Luck-it bib resale service will be available.

What are the terms and conditions for refunding my registration?

All registrations are firm and definitive and cannot be reimbursed for any reason whatsoever. However, when you register, you have the opportunity to subcribe a cancellation insurance, the “Pass Event J’aime Courir” with our partner FFA.

If you are a licence holder of FFA, please note that your license already includes cancellation insurance for your participation in such events.

See the conditions of application for insurance with the FFA.

Can I volunteer on the race?

It is with great pleasure, all the goodwills are the welcomes! Several missions are proposed on race day but also during the week before the race.

Registration opens during May-June via our 20 km de Paris website (volunteers tab). To fulfill your mission, you will receive an package provided by our equipment manufacturer.

To finish on a good note, you will be invited to a convivial lunch, with a musical atmosphere, at the end of the race on Sunday in the village of Les 20 km de Paris.

Do you offer accommodation for the race?

Our partner IGESA offers to the registered participants of Les 20 km de Paris an accommodation at a very competitive price! All the info is here.

Who can register?

The event is open to all runners, FFA licence holders or not, born in 2002 or earlier.

License-Holders must present their sports licence valid on the date of the event, issued by an approved federation only (list in the Appendix to the regulations), which carries the mention « no contra-indication  to the practice of sport in competition or running (or athletics) in competition. »

Non-licensees will have to  provide a medical certificate issued less than 12 months prior the race and which carries the mention “no contra-indication to running in competition”. dated less than one year before the day of the race.

How much is the registration fee?

39€ for the first 3,000 who register, 42€ for the following 3,000, 45€ for the following 6,000 and 49€ while supplies last.

FFA licensees and holders of the J’aime Courir Annual Pass (unique rate)* : 39€.

How to pay?

Payment is made by credit card directly on the internet (secure transaction).

Do we need a medical certificate?

This medical certificate may be replaced by an approved licence 2019-2020 (see regulations for details). Licensees will be required to present their 2019-2020 sports license attesting to the issuance of a medical certificate. 

How do I get a preferred bib?

When registering, you must send a proof of performance of less than 2 years at the date of the race and covering a competition of 20 kilometers minimum.

Here are the times to beat to get a preferred bib:

20km -1h21 -1h31
Half Marathon -1h25 -1h36
Marathon 2h51 3h12


20km -1h35 -1h45
Half Marathon -1h40 -1h50
Marathon -3h30 -3h42
How do I register in Handisport?

You can register directly online, you will be contacted by our registration service for confirmation.

I will not be able to participate to the race anymore. What can I do?

We plan to open our official bib resale platform in September.

Our official platform allows you to officially resell your bib whatever the reason (injury, personal constraint, …).

2 – The Race

Do you have any pacers?

Yes, we have pacers that you can recognize by the banners they carry indicating how long it will take them to run the 20 km.

What's a pacer?

The pace leader is a runner who will drive the others runners on a given pace to complete the race in a given time. Get close to him and keep an eye on him.

Do you have showers?

No, we don’t have facilities with showers. The best thing to do is to carry towels in your bag.

Can I listen to music during the race?

Headsets or audio headsets are allowed and remain under the responsibility of the runner. However, for obvious safety reasons, the organisation committee strongly advises against the use of earphones that may interfere with listening to one’s own environment during the races.

Remember to be able to listen to the instructions given to you, on during the course from start to finish.

Along the route, is there First Aid and Medical Service in case of problems?

Yes,  our medical service is adapted to the number of competitors and to the duration of the race. Medical service is provided at the start, finish and on the course. The medical team may decide to withdraw a competitor from the race for medical reasons.

Are there massages or after-race treatments?

Yes, once the effort is over, you can go to Emile Anthoine stadium to meet with our wonderful masseurs and chiropodists, and receive a massage and well-deserved treatments!

What is the date of the "20 m de Paris" 2020?

The 42nd edition of Les 20 km de Paris will take place on Sunday, October 11th, 2020.

What is the place and time of start ? What about the finish?

The 1st wave will start on the Pont d’Iéna, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, at 10:00 am. The finish will take place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

We advise you to come at the meeting time indicated on your registration pack to ensure easy access to the SAS.

How do I get to the race?

We recommend public transportation:

To get to the start of the race, several choices: Champ de Mars RER C station – Eiffel Tower or Pont de l’Alma, Metro: Bir Hakeim (l.6) or Trocadero (l.6 and l.9)

If you decide to come by car, you should know that you will not find a parking lot within a perimeter close to the start of the race.

What's the route?

It’s a 20km loop through the streets of the capital.

Are there any deposit for the luggage of the runners?

At the Emile Anthoine stadium, free lockers and left luggage facilities will be available. Close to the start and finish lines, you will be able to drop off your bags before the race and collect them after the race, on presentation of your deposit ticket.

Bag drop-off time: Sundays from 7.30 am to 11.00 am depending on availability.

Where are you providing water and food ?

Drink and Feed stations will be located at KM6, KM10, KM15. Drink and feed will be presented on tables on both sides of the roadway. You’ll find water, fruit, sugar.

3 – Distribution of race bibs

When will I receive my v oucher for my bib number?

You will receive your voucher by e-mail one week before race day.

If you do not receive this e-mail or if you lose it, you will also be able to download it from the list of registered runners from Wednesday October 7th 2020.

What is written on my bib?

For individual bibs it’s the first name.

For group bibs it’s the name of the group.

Where and when can I pick up my bib ?

Bibs are collected in the Village (location is not yet determined).

The Village will be open on Friday October 9th from 10:00am to 8:00pm and on Saturday October 10th from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

Important: it is impossible to pick up a bib on Sunday morning!

Can I receive my bib by post al mail?

The runners living outside the Ile-de-France region can ask for their bib to be sent by post (+9€).

This is also possible for runners residing in Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Portugal.

If you live in the Paris region or in another country, bibs can only be collected at the Village on Friday or Saturday.

Can I pick up someone else's bib when I come to "Les 20 km of Paris" Village?

Yes, if you have a copy of his identity document, his medical certificate (if he had not sent it beforehand) and possibly his voucher.

4 – The Results

How does the timing system work?

A timing strip, called B-Tag, will be stuck on your bib. Do not take it off, don’t fold it, don’t cover it when running!

You will pass on a carpet at the start, every 5 kilometres and at the finish. If you do not run on the pavement or do not explicitly pass on these carpets, you will not have intermediate times and will be disqualified.

When will I have access to my results?

The results are published on Les 20 km de Paris website. Provisional results on Sunday afternoon (race day) and final and official results within a week.

Within 4 days after the race, we will accept and process any complaints about the results. Beyond 4 days, no more complaints will be taken into account and processed.

What are the rewards?

Cups are awarded to the first three finishers, by scratch time only, in each category (Men’s, Women’s and Handisport Chair category). Bonuses are awarded to the top five in the Men’s and Women’s categories and to the top three in the Handisport Chair category, by scratch time only. A souvenir medal at the finish and a diploma to download after the race are given awarded to each finisher.

5 – The Village

What will I find in the village on Friday and Saturday when I come and pick up my bib?

First of all, volunteers, who will be ready to welcome you with joy and good humour! It will also be an opportunity to meet our partners, the charity associations that we support, exhibitors specialising in the world of running and several race organizators, to make you continuing running after Les 20 km of Paris.

You will be able to enjoy many animations, while taking the time to eat if you feel a little hungry.

Are there animations for children in the village?

Yes, absolutely, from the games workshops proposed by our partner GOLIATH to the drawing workshops, there is something for all ages.

Where can I find the map of this village?

You’ll be able to find it on the website just a few days before it opens.

Is the village accessible on Sundays?

NO, the village is not open to individual runners on Sunday mornings but only to our volunteers and runners from companies which book a hospitality pack.

6 – Training Sessions

Do you offer training before the race?

Absolutely, in order to help you in your performance for the race on October 11th, 2020 but also during your sporting year, we have set up training sessions throughout the year with our coach Benoit César.