The Bordeaux Métropole Marathon is a popular event combining sport and entertainment, and aims to be a different way to discover the Bordeaux vineyard and the city's architectural heritage. It takes place in early April, starting from the Bordeaux-Port de la Lune site, and goes through several municipalities in the Bordeaux conurbation. It then winds its way between the vineyards and the banks of the Garonne.
The race, which is open to all sport-lovers, comprises three different challenges: a marathon of 42.195 km, for professional runners and experienced athletes, a half-marathon so people can take part in the race over a shorter distance in the urban area only, and a relay marathon for teams of four, to enter with family or friends. The latter is a fun sports challenge that is aimed at a wider audience. Since 2016, children have also been allowed to take part in the race, with a 700 m to 1.4 km route designed especially for them.
The Bordeaux Métropole Marathon was a great success at its first event in 2015, despite the rain falling for much of the night. For the following event, 17,600 participants gathered to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience.