The Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes will take place this year on 8 November. The race is deemed unique as the route runs from one city, starting at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, to another city, Cannes, where the finish is at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres. The route takes in 7 further cities - Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, Vallauris Golfe-Juan. The course is fairly flat and fast and the highest elevation is 34 metres at Cap d'Antibes. The total race length is 42.195km.
There is the opportunity to enter the Corporate Relay where a team of 6 members can split the course into 6 parts with distances ranging from 1.93 miles to 7.21 miles
The main sponsor is Conseil-General Alpes-Maritimes and the organiser is the Azur Sport Organsiation, who is anticipating an increase in entrants on the 10,000 runners that entered the race last year.
On 8 November a maximum of 18,000 runners will don their running shoes to enter this year's Behobia-San Sebastian half marathon. With last year's race attracting 16,300 participants, the organisers are hoping to continue to grow the race.
This will be the biggest participation since the race began 90 years ago. The first race took place in March 1919 and the winning time was 1:17:50. The race continued every year until 1926. It was restarted in 1936 as a relay with teams of four runners all running for 5km each. The race has royal connections during its long history with the King of Behobia, Alfonso Alvarez Valera, winning the race five times between 1981 and 1987.
The course is reputed to be a rigorous one with two main high points - Gaintxurizketa at 8km and Miracruz at 17km. It starts at the Bidasoa riverbank and ends at the Alameda del Boulevard corner with Garibay Street.