Paris 2015

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2015

39. Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris– 12.04.2015
4 Day Trip – 10. – 13.04.2015

Paris is certainly one of the most charming cities in Europe. Art and culture, shopping and museums, magnificent buildings and modern architecture characterize this city. Paris - the “capital of love”. Hardly any other city in Europe has similar attraction to visitors from all over the world. The magnificent boulevards thronging with people from different cultures shape the face of this historic but also vibrant and young city.

In Paris 10 years ago - 2005 - on the occasion of the centenary of Rotary around 200 Rotarians from all over the world took part for the first Rotary Marathon. This event was planned with a lot of enthusiasm by the then Governor Jean-Claude Brocart. What was intended as a one-time action has established itself as a fixed annual event. A year later at the Berlin Marathon, the IMFR (International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians) was founded. Since Paris, once a year Rotarians from around the world meet for a special marathon event.


To commemorate this special event 10 years ago, we are running the Paris Marathon next year again. The planned schedule for the weekend is:

  • Friday, April 10:
    Arrival of participants – Hotel Check In – Get-together in a typical restaurant
  • Saturday, April 11:
    City Tour - Collection of race documents - Rotarian Pasta Party
  • Sunday, April 12:
    Marathon - Farewell dinner with exchange of banners

Please send all registration documents as well as the mandatory health certificate to our Treasurer Joachim Bekedorf who is also at your disposal for any questions concerning the event. The official registration deadline for this event is on November 29, 2014.

You can find a list of participants at the end of this site.


Novotel Paris la Defense – 4-stars
The 4-star Novotel Paris La Défense hotel is in the heart of the La Défense business district, close to CNIT (Center for New Industries and Technologies), the conference center and Porte Maillot. Ideal for conferences and meetings, the hotel has 8 seminar rooms and free WIFI. The comfortable, spacious guestrooms feature contemporary design and are equipped with modern en suite facilities. The rooms are functional and relaxing living spaces.
You can enjoy the fitness room, restaurant, hotel bar and a play area for the children.
Esplanade de la Défense Metro Station is 50 metres from the Novotel Paris La Defense. From there you can get to the finish line in just 15 minutes.


Novotel Paris La Défense
2 boulevard de Neuilly
92281 Paris La Défense Cedex
Direct line +33 (0) 1 41 45 24 42 /  Direct fax + 33 (0) 1 41 45 24 04 


If you don’t want to pay for every metro ride you can buy the Paris-Visit-Pass. 
This card is perfect for those wanting to visit Paris and make unlimited, unrestricted trips around the Ile-de-France region!

The Paris Transport comes with a booklet of reductions in a range of partner establishments.
The pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1 to 3* (close suburbs) or in zones 1 to 5 included airports CDG/Orly and Versailles at adult and child prices (from 4 to 11 inclusive). Each day begins at 00:00 and ends at 00:00 the following day.

Bookings and information via

*Our hotel is located in zone 3.

Room rates:
Double room: EUR 207.00 incl. breakfast per person / three nights
Single room: EUR 384.00 incl. breakfast per person / three nights

(Prices for Triple room on request)


Price for additional nights:
Double room: EUR 89.00 incl. breakfast per person / night
Single room: EUR 168.00 incl. breakfast per person / night
(Triple room on request)

Marathon information:
Start: 8:45 am at the top of the Champs Elysées
Amount of participants: approx. 50 000
Temperature: 12° – 20° C

No ChampionChip needed! 



Bibs are part of the VIP Package which costs EUR 265.00 per runner

The Package also includes

•         Pre & after-race buffet
•         Group photo
•         Recovery care
•         Private bag deposit

The amount has to be paid directly after registration, as we have to pay directly as well!

(Please use bank transfer or Paypal only, as the IMFR doesn’t have a contact for credit card payments)  


Bookings and information:
International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians * Joachim Bekedorf * Burgstr. 7 * D-37073 Göttingen * phone. +49 551/4999333 * fax. +49 551/46043 * Email: *


Payment methods


You can choose between credit card and bank transfer. Please note: When paying via credit card you have to pay a service fee of 2%.



Please use bank transfer or Paypal only, as the IMFR doesn’t have a contract for credit card payments


This application is based on the tour program on hand. I certify for myself and the persons named above that I am authorized to make this booking and I/we have read and agree to accept the booking conditions. We agree to the general terms and conditions of extratour Göttingen Reisebüro GmbH. For the Paris Marathon event there is a special cancellation policy.
Due to our group rate, which is a lot cheaper than the official one, there is a cancellation policy of 100% for the entry fee and the hotel booking. There will be no refund. We recommend to procure an insurance which covers cancellation fees in case of sickness (doctor’s certificate will be needed).