Race Regulations

ART.1 : The International Marathon of Beaujolais as well as the Half Marathon and the 13km of the Rhône are organized by the association « BEAUJOLAIS RUNNERS », and will take place on Saturday, November 23th 2019.

ART.2 : Runners in possession of a race bib, whether licenced or not, may participate in the races, provided that they meet the following age requirements on the day of the race (23/11/2019) :

  • 20 years or more for the Marathon,
  • 18 years or more for the Half Marathon,
  • 16 years or more for the Relay Marathon and for the 13km race

For runners who are less than 18 years old, it is essential that parental permission is correctly granted during the online registration process. Runners will be divided into separate categories depending on their age.

During the races, controls will take place in order to ensure that there are no irregularities or failures to comply with the race regulations.

ART.3 : Participation in the races will only be possible for runners who provide:


  • a licence Athlé Compétition, Athlé Entreprise or Athlé Running issued by the FFA, valid on the date of the event or a « Pass’ J’aime Courir » issued by the FFA and completed by a doctor, valid on the day of the event. (Important : other licences issued by the FFA (Santé-Loisirs, Encadrement et Découverte will not be accepted) 
  • OR a sports licence, valid on the date of the event, issued by an approved federation only, on which is stipulated that there are no contraindications regarding a participation in competitive sports, in competitive athletics, or in competitive running races ;
  • OR a medical certificate stipulating an absence of any contraindication regarding a participation in competitive sports, in competitive athletics, or in competitive running races, dated less than a year before the date of the event, or a copy of said certificate. No document confirming the existence or possession of such a medical certificate will be accepted.

Depending on which valid document is presented, he race organization will retain either the trace of the licence presented (its number and the details of the issuing federation), or the original or the copy of the certificate.

  • Participants from abroad must present a medical certificate stipulating an absence of any contraindications for participation in competitive athletics, or in competitive running races, EVEN IF they are in possession of a competition licence issued by a federation affiliated to the IAAF. The text of this certificate must in French, dated, signed and stamped by the doctor in such a way as to be able to identify his name and address, whether or not he is registered in France. If the text is not in French, then the certificate must be accompanied by a translation into French.
  • It will be impossible to collect race bibs without a valid identity document (ID Card, Passport), and on condition that this has already been validated by the race organizers.

ART.4 : The race bibs may be collected upon presentation of the  « carte retrait » (running number card) and a valid identity document :

  • Thursday, 21/11/2019 from 12h00 to 20h00,
  • and Friday 22/11/2019 from 10h00 to 20h00,
  • at the Marathon Village at PARC EXPO : 121 avenue de l’Europe 69400 Villefranche sur Saône.

No race bib will be available for collection on the day of the race, Saturday 23/11/2019.

It is possible to send the race bib (only) by post on condition that registration has been completed before 15/10/2019. Option available for Mainland France only. This option must be requested at the moment of registration and a non-refundable fee will be levied.

ART.5 : Every registration is individually specific, firm and definitive ; under no circumstances will there be any reimbursement or compensation, and the race organizers reserve the right to cancel the event in case of force majeure or as a consequence of an unexpected event representing a risk to the security of the runners.

ART.6 : No change in race can be made without payment of the difference in price (if the race is more expensive), however, no reimbursement will be made in the case of a change to a less expensive race.

Transferring a race bib to another runner (in the same race) is possible online, it has to be done by the runner who cancels (see section My Registration / Transfer of Race Bib).

Groups (more than 10 people) : no changes allowed after 25/10/2019.

ART.7 : Each competitor participates in the event on his sole and exclusive responsibility and at his own risk ; the number of the race bib, attached to your chest during the race, must be completely visible and readable, on pain of disqualification.

No transfer of registration may be made without informing the race organization.

Anyone registered who gives their race bib to someone else, remains entirely and solely responsible for any damage or loss, either suffered or caused by this person during the race. The race organization refuses any responsibility whatsoever in these circumstances.

Each individual is entirely and solely responsible for the safety of their personal effects. The race organization categorically refuses any responsibility for any loss, theft or damage.

ART.8 : The race organization has taken out insurance for civil liability as required by the legislation currently in force and has provided the required valid justification to the prefectoral services with the presentation of a confirmation in response to the request from the administrative authorities.

The race organization strongly recommends that all runners who do not have insurance for personal injuries, in particular those who do not have a license issued by a sporting federation, take out individual accident insurance to cover their participation in the event.

ART.9 : For each race, the participants will have a maximum time allotted for completion of the course to the finish line. (See Useful Information).

Any runner who is passed by the “end of the race” vehicle, will be declared “out of time” by the unilateral decision of the race organization. This implies disqualification from the race with no right to appeal.

Since normal race security will no longer apply in this case, any disqualified participant who decides to continue to run anyway, does so on his sole and exclusive responsibility and is required to adhere to the road regulations.

The race organization can in no case be held responsible in the case of an accident.


ART.10 : Runners without race bibs, animals and any form of wheeled machinery, whether motorized or not, are strictly forbidden on the course route. The sole exception are those belonging to the race organization itself.

Accompanying and supporting family or friends are also strictly forbidden on the race course, at risk of having their athlete disqualified.


The first 3 of the male and female scratch finishers, in each of the 3 races, and the first 3 teams in each of the 3 races, will receive cups during the prize-giving ceremony which will take place on race day.

The results are provided to the runners immediately after crossing the finish line. Towards the end of the day, they will be affixed to panels placed near the finish line.

Any complaint or protest concerning the results must be sent to the race organization no later than 15 days after the race event.

ART.12 : In view of the terrain used for the race routes (slopes, cart tracks, pavement edges…) the races are not suitable for wheelchairs.

ART. 13 : If for any reason, the race organization is obliged to cancel the event, there will be no reimbursement whatsoever.

Nevertheless, in order to protect you from this eventuality, the race organization is proposing an optional insurance for this purpose.

This cancellation insurance must be undertaken at the moment of registration, and can in no case be made available retrospectively.

Guarantee of acceptance: accident, serious illness, inability to practice running. A signed and stamped medical certificate attesting of the incapacity for the runner to take part in the race will be requested.

Reimbursement: Any refund request needs to be sent along with the medical certificate before the 19th November 2019 (date as per postmarked) to Extre Sports – Marathon International du Beaujolais – 5 rue Vauban – 69006 Lyon

This guarantee of cancellation only concerns the registration to races (Solo and relay Marathon, Half marathon, 13km, Family Marathon). Options will not be refunded.


With the acceptance of the present regulation, all the participants:

 *Declare to release BEAUJOLAIS RUNNERS, the Family Marathon organizer, from any responsibility, especially on the subject of injuries, material or physical damages caused or endured by their child(ren), theft or loss of goods, and any site degradation.

*Declare to renounce as of today to assert any kind of claim or complaint, especially in case of accident, injury, theft, damages on personal belongings or material, happening within the context of the participation of my child(ren) to the event.

*Declare to have subscribed for this purpose to a liability insurance, plus a health/accident insurance, guaranteeing my child(ren) against any kind of damage or harm caused to or by them. And that this insurance contract doesn’t mention any contrary clause to what has previously been declared.

*Vouch for the waiver by their insurers, of the right to exercise any remedies against BEAUJOLAIS RUNNERS.

*Authorize any physician to administer or have another physician administering necessary medical treatment / surgical procedure in case of emergency and/or to prescribe any treatment rendered necessary by the health condition of my child(ren).

*Acknowledge that the Family Marathon participants, whether they are members of a sports federation or not, can subscribe as of now by email or at the latest while collecting their bib number, to an insurance ensuring the payment of a capital in case of physical injuries (death or permanent disability), caused by an accident arisen on the race track, whether they caused it or not, and whether there is an identifiable third party or not. Depending on the injuries, the financial compensation intervenes as soon as the insured is victim of an accident during his participation to the event. This insurance is optional but recommended. It can be subscribed either as a complement of an existing insurance or in the lack of any similar insurance, usually obtained through a subscription to a sports license.

*Acknowledge that BEAUJOLAIS RUNNERS cannot be held responsible in case of theft, damage or loss of the participant’s personal belongings. Consequently, each participant, if he deems necessary, will have to subscribe to an insurance.

*Expressly authorize BEAUJOLAIS RUNNERS or its beneficiaries to use, reproduce or have the name, the voice and the sporting performance of their child(ren) used or reproduced in the context of the Family Marathon, for the purpose of any direct or derived exploitation of the event, on any support, including commercial and/or advertising purposes, anywhere in the world and by any medium, known or unknown as of today, and for a duration of 5 years, commencing on the execution of the agreement.

*Acknowledge that the acceptation of this application and of the duly regularized disability waiver are indispensable for their child(ren) to compete in the Family Marathon.

ART.15 : By registering for any event organized by the  « BEAUJOLAIS RUNNERS », every participant confirms his specific authorization to the association, to its members as well as to all other parties with appropriate rights, such as sponsors and members of the media to use directly or indirectly any still or audiovisual pictures taken during the complete event on which they may appear, and this on any media, including on promotional and advertising material, anywhere in the world and this for as long as this is permitted by the legislation, regulations, accepted usage and international conventions whether actual or future, and renounces implicitly any right to make any demand for either remuneration or compensation. The race organization informs all participants that their coordinates may be provided to the sponsors and other sister-organizations and that they may therefore receive offers from these bodies.


In accordance with the law, the organizers have subscribed to an insurance covering the consequences of their third party liability. The organizer subscribed to a third party liability insurance but each participant will need to be covered by his own insurance. Participants who have subscribed to a sports license can benefit from the insurance included in their license. Participants who have not subscribed to a sports license will have to get an insurance of their own.


“I expressly authorize the organizers of “Marathon international du Beaujolais”and their beneficiaries such as media and partners, to make use of any still or audiovisual picture on which I may appear, taken in the context of my participation, and this on any support, including commercial and/or advertising material, anywhere in the world, and this for as long as it is permitted by the legislation, regulations, accepted usage and international conventions, including any eventual extension that could be added to this duration.”


Personal data submitted by the participants is intended for habilitated personal only, from the entity in charge of processing this data. This data ensures the processing of the participants registrations. Participants may receive information regarding the race for which they have applied, but also for other sports events. The race organization informs all participants that their coordinates may be provided to the sponsors and other third party organizations and that they may therefore receive offers and/or information from these bodies. In accordance with the Data protection act, you have a right of access, rectification and opposition to all of your personal data, by contacting the organization by email : contact@marathondubeaujolais.org or by mail, along with the copy of a valid ID, addressed to Extra Sports – Marathon International du Beaujolais – 5 rue Vauban – 69006 Lyon. You can also unsubscribe to our newsletters by clicking on the link below one of the received newsletters. Your requests will be taken into account not later than 48 hours –working days-, except for requests submitted by mail, which require a period of 8 days.


Any participant’s registration attests that he is aware of these 2019 regulations, and that he is committing to respect the whole of these measures, without any restriction.

Further information is available at the Fédération Française d’Athlétisme

The race organization reminds all participants that the abuse of alcohol is harmful to health and invites everyone to consume with moderation! 

(the consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden to anyone less than 18 years old)

Our thanks to all our sponsors