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YOU’RE UP TO RUNNING THE HALF-MARATHON WITH A PARTNER!

November 16th 2017

Flash sale until Thursday 30th November

FLASH SALE - from Wednesday 15th to Thursday 30th November inclusive, take advantage of a discount on the purchase of 2 race numbers for the Fitbit Semi de Paris. This should encourage your best friend, your brother, your sister or even your colleague to set off with you!

We have the situation in hand to help you prepare France’s biggest Half-Marathon; click here to discover the training plan which corresponds to your objective!

2nd BONUS: All the Fitbit Semi de Paris entrants can take advantage of 3 free sessions at CMG Sports Club to put the finishing touches to their preparation.

I WANT TO BENEFIT FROM THE OFFER!

3 FREE SESSIONS AT CMG SPORTS CLUB

October 11th 2017

Offer reserved for Fitbit 2018 entrants

You’ve registered for the 2018 Fitbit Semi de Paris? 

Take advantage of 3 free sessions at CMG Sports Club to work on your interval training either cycling or on a connected treadmill, reinforce your legs during a Body Pump or a TRX session, or improve your suppleness thanks to yoga in one of our 23 clubs.

Logon to your A.S.O CHALLENGES area, choose the Fitbit Semi de Paris as the race. A “my options” box will appear on the right. All you have to do is select the CMG Sports Club.

MORE INFORMATION

2018 EDITION: REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!

September 12th 2017

Paris awaits you on 4th March... It's The place to run!

21.097 km in the most beautiful city in the world: Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Bastille, Nation: Paris’s finest districts will be all yours for the occasion.

Guarantee your place now at the best rates!

Registrations on asochallenges.com

REGISTER

2018 EDITION : REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 12th

July 17th 2017

Where will you be on 4th March 2018 when the starting signal for the Fitbit Semi de Paris given?

Registrations opening on the 12th September.

YOUR RACE IN VIDEO!

March 8th 2017

Your race on the Fitbit Semi de Paris 2017 has been recorded by 15 High Definition quality cameras along the track.

The cameras were located at the 5th km, 10th km, 15th km, 20th km and of course at the finish line!

Click here and enter your name or race number to see the personalized video of your race.

If you are willing to get a memory of your race forever in HD for only 9.99 euros, click on the download video button within the video player! You will also have the opportunity to share your video via Facebook and Twitter.

WATCH NOW

38 326 FINISHERS!

March 5th 2017

New participation record: there were 38,800 of you at the start of the Fitbit Semi de Paris.

Congratulations to all of you who criss-crossed the streets and avenues to the east of the capital. Throughout the 21.1km, spurred on by the energy of East Paris, you surpassed yourself, demonstrating your amazing collective spirit. 

Kenyan Athletes Reign FITBIT SEMI DE Paris

  • The Kenyan Morris Gachaga was the winner in the men’s category in a time of 1:00:38.Kenya's Paul Lonyangata and Kenya's Alex Korio completed the podium.
  • The women’s race was dominated by Kenyan’s Ruth Chepngetich, victorious in a time of 1:08:08. Kenya’s Pioline Wanjiku and Kenya’s Edith Chelimo completed the podium. 

The podiums 

  • The men’s podium: 
  1. Morris GACHAGA (KEN) 1:00:38
  2. Paul LONYANGATA (KEN) 1:00: 40
  3. Alex KORIO (KEN) 1:00:42

  • The women’s podium: 
  1. Ruth CHEPNGETICH (KEN) 1:08:08
  2. Pioline WANJIKU (KEN) 1:10:52
  3. Edith CHELIMO (KEN) 1:10:59

  • Race records: 

Men: Stanley Biwott (KEN) : 59’44” (2012)

Women: Pauline Njeri (KEN) : 1:07’55” (2012)

We wish you all a great Fitbit Semi de Paris!

March 4th 2017

The Fitbit Semi de Paris will set off on Sunday at 9am close to the esplanade of the Château de Vincennes. 

 

  • Going to the start area:

It’s better to take the subway than any other means of transport to reach the start area. Take Line 1 and get off at Château de Vincennes.

 

  • Weather and equipment:

The weather forecast is cold and gloomy.   Wear waterproof clothing to protect you before the start as well as warm clothes-that you can leave at the left-luggage facility-to change into as soon as you have finished.

 

  • Starting area:

Verify the time you will set off (according to the starting area that you have been allocated) and enter your starting area at least 30 minutes before the start.

 

  • The race:

Run during the first kilometres at the pace you set yourself during your long training sessions. Make sure you spread your effort evenly throughout the race. We look forward to seeing you at the finish.

The village has opened its doors! Come and collect your race number!

March 3rd 2017

48 hours before the start, it’s time to come and collect your key item: your race number!

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Village du Parc Floral du Bois de Vincennes (Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris) at the following times:

  • Friday 3rd March: 10am - 7.30pm
  • Saturday 4th  March: 9am - 7.30pm

 

Don’t forget your notification letter, your proof of identity and your medical certificate.


Are you still wondering how to get there? It’s really easy:

  • Subway: Line 1 - Stop: Château de Vincennes
  • RER: A line – Stop: Vincennes
  • Or you can come on foot wearing your trainers!

 

See you at the Fitbit Semi de Paris Village!

DO YOUR BIT AND SUCCEED IN ANOTHER A CHALLENGE!

March 1st 2017

Participants in the Fitbit Semi de Paris will have the opportunity to run in the heart of Eastern Paris, take advantage of the magnificent avenues and go past Paris’s monuments and beautiful squares.

Fitbit semi-marathon de Paris - 06/03/2016 - Paris - France
Fitbit semi-marathon de Paris - 06/03/2016 - Paris - France - ASO/B.Bade

This obviously means that they must adopt a responsible attitude with regards to local residents, but also to the many people who are in charge of the cleanliness of the event, who collect the waste bins at the rear of the race and are actively involved in recycling the different materials.  

The Fitbit Semi de Paris would like to adopt an exemplary approach to waste management

OUR APPROACH TO WASTE MANAGEMENT

Follow the guide!

February 23rd 2017

Here you go: there are just 10 more days to go before the start! Do you still have a lot of questions? Where can you find us on the big day? At what time? And where can you cross the dozens of supporters who have come to cheer you on? Don’t worry, we have gathered all the essential information together in the Runner’s Guide. It contains the opening times of the Village, tips to get to the site and everything you need to know about the routes so that you can serenely set off in the race.


There’s only one thing left to do: focus on your running and give it your all to get a great medal

READ THE RUNNER'S GUIDE

Advices from Yohann Diniz for a successful race

February 23rd 2017

Yohann Diniz is a French athlete who specialises in race walking. Born on 1st January 1978 in Epernay, he is known as the triple European Champion, World silver medallist in the 50km race and world record holder for the 50km race. A Fitbit ambassador since June 2016, he is now one of the biggest names in French athletics and will be present at the Fitbit Semi de Paris on 5th March, before preparing for the 2017 World Championships in London.

Here are my top three recommendations for a successful race:

  • Make sure you warm up well with a ten-to fifteen-minute jog and a few sprints. The aim is to get your cardiovascular system ready to work. It’s also a way to get rid of stress and retreat into a bubble before you start your race.

 

  • Don’t set off too quickly at the start, even if you’re raring to go and the adrenalin is pumping. Take it easy at the start, running slightly below your race pace.

 

  • Keep up a comfortable speed for the first part of the race, so that you can accelerate over the second half. For me, this is the best way to achieve your objective.

If you are using a Fitbit bracelet or watch, like me, you have everything you need to monitor your statistics on your wrist during the race: time, distance and heart rate. You can monitor and adjust your effort in real time, which is a great advantage.

A half-marathon is broken down into three main stages: the 7th kilometre, the 14th kilometre and the finish. At the first two stages a certain level of euphoria can set in because you can feel strong and want to accelerate. But keep this energy and the desire to move mountains reined in if you want to last beyond the 16th kilometre. This is the point where your mental strength takes over, enabling you to push beyond your limits and finish the course strongly and comfortably. The key word here is FRESHNESS: by saving your energy while following your own pace, you are most likely to finish within your target time and feeling good!

Discover the route!

February 7th 2017

The new route has finally been revealed to you! We promise you’ll be running along and through the most mythical and symbolic places in East Paris: Quai d'Austerlitz, Bastille, Hôtel de Ville, Bercy, the Bois de Vincennes, etc. The new feature this year is that you’ll be able to cross the Pont de Bercy and the Pont de Sully, which will offer you an incredible view of the banks of the Seine, to cover the good 2 kilometres on the left bank! What a great opportunity!

Raise your eyes and enjoy the route!

Discover the route

New training sessions are open !

February 1st 2017

The Fitbit Semi de Paris is taking place soon: have you run out of training ideas? Many new sessions are now available on the Fitbit Semi de Paris Training site, so there’s no excuse for not finding one that suits you!

Three types of training sessions are on offer:

  • Route recce runs with 9k/h, 10k/h or 11 k/h groups, so it’s up to you to choose according to your level and your objective!
  • Special women’s sessions to enjoy pressure-free training with friends  
  • Long runs or interval sessions to prepare your race in the best way

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATIONS HERE

VO2 Max tests! Sunday 8th January

December 5th 2016

Join us to test your VO2 Max! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 8th January at the Hippodrome in Auteuil!


Free registrations online for those who are signed up for the Fitbit Semi de Paris

Register

THE HALF MARATHON STARTS NOW

November 9th 2016

Find out the official application of the 2017Fitbit Semi de Paris!

As soon as you are registered, download the official app, connect your usual tracking app (Fitbit, Strava...), and you can:

  • access the dashboard of your running activity
  • compare Your training to the other runners
  • take up challenges and win gifts (from 15 December)

DISCOVER THE APP

Free app, available on the App store and on Android.

2017 EDITION: REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

September 13th 2016

Paris awaits you on 5th March!

21.097 km in the most beautiful city in the world: Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Bastille, Nation: Paris’s finest districts will be all yours for the occasion.

Guarantee your place tomorrow at the best rates!

Registrations on asochallenges.com

Register

Your race in video with Indesit!

March 14th 2016

Thanks to Indesit, your race on the Fitbit Semi de Paris 2016 has been recorded by 13 High Definition quality cameras along the track.

The cameras were located at avenue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine (5 km), avenue de Gravelle (15 km), route de la Pyramide (20 km) and of course at the finish line!

Click here and enter your name or race number to see the personalized video of your race.

If you are willing to get a memory of your race forever in HD, click on the download video button within the video player!

WATCH NOW

37,108 finishers!

March 6th 2016

Once again you proved that running was a convivial sport, whether you were on your own or with friends. There had undoubtedly never been a warmer atmosphere in both the start and the finish area of the Fitbit Semi de Paris, with a historical number of women in the heart of the pack. And now it’s time to recover: you have really deserved it! 

36% of women among the entrants 

There had never been as many women at the start of the capital's half-marathon. Representing 36% of entrants (+2% versus 2015). Christelle Daunay, the current European marathon champion, commented on this figure with a smile: “I am thrilled. Women must continue competing and enjoy themselves while running.” 

1:09:58 for Christelle Daunay 

Christelle Daunay, who is the French record holder on the half-marathon distance (1:08:34), started her season on the Fitbit Semi de Paris. Already qualified for the Rio Olympics, she covered the 21.1km in 1:09:58. “I gave it my all and that's what counts," she said several seconds after crossing the finish line. 

Gebreselassie put on a show 

Were you lucky enough to cross Gebre? Haile Gebreselassie, the two-time Olympic 10,000m champion and former marathon world record holder (2:03:59), gave the starting signal of the Fitbit Semi de Paris. He was also present in the Village as well as at the finish line. The Ethiopian champion, who has now retired, was incredibly patient and readily allowed hundreds of competitors to take selfies with him all weekend long.

Download the official app for the live tracking

March 5th 2016

To follow your favorite runner, download the free official app!

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL APP

Meet with HAILE GEBRSELASSIE on the Fitbit Semi de Paris village for a signing session!

March 2nd 2016

The winner of 2 olympic medals & 4 times world champion Haile Gebrselassie will be at the ‪Fitbit Semi de Paris village on saturday from 3am to 4am for a signing session!

THE COMPETITOR’S GUIDE IS ONLINE!

February 25th 2016

Where can you find us on the big day? At what time? And where can you cross dozens of supporters who have come to cheer you on? Don’t worry, we have gathered all the essential information together in the Competitor's Guide. It contains the opening times of the Village, tips to get to the site and everything you need to know about the routes so that you can serenely set off in the race. 10 days before the competition, all you have to do is: focus on running! 

 

Like every year, we look forwarding to seeing you at the Fitbit Semi de Paris Village from Friday 4th to Saturday 5th March 2016 to collect your race number. Our partners and more than 50 exhibitors will gather together in the Village in an environment which is completely devoted to running. There'll be no shortage of enjoyable things to do: you can buy some equipment, discover new products and new races, but also take advantage of the many activities that we have organised for you. Make sure you come with someone!

 

Times:

  • Friday from 10am to 7.30pm
  • Saturday from 9am to 7.30pm

 

Place:

Parc Floral du Bois de Vincennes
Route de la Pyramide,
75012 Paris

 

Access:

  • Subway station: line 1 - Stop: Château de Vincennes
  • RER: line A – Stop: Vincennes

BOOST YOUR PREPARATION FOR THE HALF-MARATHON THANKS TO THE FITBIT SEMI DE PARIS APP!

January 29th 2016

To boost your preparation, the Fitbit Semi de Paris is offering you a fun and unique app which is free of charge. It works with your usual running app or GPS watch.

Thanks to this app, you can:

  • Compare your preparation with the other entrants for the Fitbit Semi de Paris
  • Take up challenges
  • Win exclusive prizes

Connect your app and take up the Adidas #BoostParis challenge: Run at least 1 hour 15 minutes between 25th January and 3rd February. You can win technical clothing and Adidas shoes!

 

I AM TAKING UP THE CHALLENGE

FITBIT SEMI DE PARIS: THE 2.0 VERSION RACE!

January 20th 2016

New name, new logo and new look!

Your half-marathon is being revamped and will now be called the Fitbit Semi de Paris. Fitbit, the leader in the field of connected health and fitness, is becoming the title sponsor of the biggest half-marathon in France to help you take up the challenge. D-45! On your marks, get set? Run!

LET'S RUN 2016!

January 1st 2015

Happy New Year!

See you in 57 days on the Semi-Marathon de Paris starting line!

[SOLD OUT] Registrations are now closed!

December 1st 2015

You will be 47 000 to run on March, 6!

OTHER possibilities to obtain a race entry: 

START TIME OF THE SEMI-MARATHON DE PARIS AT 9AM

November 9th 2015

This year, the start time of the Semi-Marathon de Paris will be at 9am !

Until then, enjoy your preparation!

Semi de Paris 2016 registrations will open on 15/09/2015

August 17th 2015

Registrations to the Semi de Paris 2016 open on 15th September 2015 at 8am.

Registrations open on 15th September 2015 at 8am on : www.asochallenges.com

  • 1st price: €49
  • 2nd price: €55
  • 3rd price: €59

To receive a reminder before registrations open, click here.

The Semi de Paris website has been revamped

August 17th 2015

In the run-up to its 24th edition, the Semi de Paris has decided to give its website a makeover.
Discover our new website.

The race, registrations, practical information, advice, etc. All the information is there, all you have to do now is register and prepare yourself for your first 2016 challenge.
Registrations on www.asochallenges.com