Marathon du Médoc 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 08:00

Few marathons are in a class of their own. Le Marathon des Chateaux du Medoc is one. Routed through 59 vineyards in the fabled villages of the Medoc region, this event appeals to the true connoisseur of fine runs. Where else do they ask you at the aid stations, "red or white Madame?" Thankfully there is plain water if you so choose. Over half of the field dresses up in costume and every year there is a new theme. The course reads more like a wine list than a race course: Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Lynch-Bages, Pichon Lonqueville, Beychevelles among others. Accommodations are always a challenge since the 8,000 runners overwhelm the small villages directly north of Bordeaux.