The Principality is well-known for hosting some of the biggest events on the international sporting calendar. But Monaco also hosts a number of competitions open to everyone, from veteran athletes to Sunday morning joggers!
The Principality plays host to several running races, from Monaco-Ville to Port Hercule or the Larvotto…
Last Sunday, the seaside complex was the stage for the 45th Cross du
Larvotto which saw a record 480 runners take part. This unusual race features sections on the sand and runs up steps, providing an eventful course for the participants. Joggers compete alongside sunbathers come to bask in the autumn Mediterranean rays.
Giru de Natale
December in Monaco is synonymous with festive celebrations, Christmas markets, and… U Giru de Natale! The "Christmas race", in Monegasque, is the sporting highlight of the last month of the year, when the traditional red and white bonnets are an essential accoutrement! This iconic contest starts on Boulevard Albert-Ier, where the Formula 1 cars roar every May, and passes through all the most iconic locations around the Principality: the Prince's Palace, the Oceanographic Museum, the Casino de Monte-Carlo… So join us on Sunday 11 December at 10.30 am on the Monegasque asphalt, along with a couple of thousand other runners!
On 11 and 12 February 2023, the Monaco Run takes place through the streets of the Principality. This year's edition will feature five events, including two new additions. In 2021, the race was open to professionals only, but for 2023 all are welcome. The weekend will start on Saturday afternoon with a 1,000 metre race for all ages, continuing on the Sunday with the traditional rolling course over 5 km (10 am start), a 10 km race (also a 10 am start), a 7 or 12 km urban trail race (8 am start) with an altitude gain of over 400 metres along iconic routes in Monaco, and a charity market, the Pink Ribbon Walk alongside the superyachts in the port, to raise funds and promote breast cancer awareness.
These races are a chance for everyone to put themselves to the test, thanks to the Association sportive monégasque de joëlette (ASMJ), which aims to include people with disabilities in these sporting adventures!
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