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Mars 26, 2017
April 17, 2017
Party at horse racetracks
PARIS. Two Parisians horse racetracks open their gates to everyone on three Sundays. Each fixture provides a choice of seven or eight flat or hurdles races as well as entertainment and activities for young and old alike. Named “Dimanches au galop”, these events take place on March 26th and April 17th at Auteuil racetrack, on April 2nd at Saint-Cloud racetrack. Admission : €8 / €5, free for children under 12 years old. Information :
www.dimanchesaugalop.com
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Mars 2017
Mars 28, 2017
Mars 31, 2017
Speed skiing
VARS.ALPS. A ski resort located in the Haute-Alpes department, Vars hosts the “Speed Masters" bringing together the world fastest skiers. Competitors show their skill on the mythic and impressive 1400 meters long Chabrières track that has a difference in heights of 435 m, an average slope angle of 52,5% and a maximum slope angle reaching 98%. World record is 254 km/h and best skiers go over 230 km /h making it the fastest non motorized sport Information :
www.vars.com
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Mars 30, 2017
April 02, 2017
Competition for young skiers
MEGEVE. ALPS. Organized jointly by the ESF (Ecole du Ski Français) and the FFS (French Ski Federation), the Coq d'Or Ski Open aims to reveal young talents and brings together the best skiers from 10 to 13 years old. Either ESF pupils or skiers from sports clubs affiliated to the FFS, 1 500 kids participate in this four days event featuring three competitions : giant slalom, parallel slalom and ski cross. Information :
www.clubesf.com/competitions/epreuves-nationales/22eme-ski-open-coq-dor
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April 2017
April 02, 2017 Trois Vallées Enduro
3 VALLEES. ALPS. Open to everyone, the Three Valleys Enduro is fun for all ski, telemark and board lovers. This event consists of various friendly competitions held around the Three Valleys ski area and there are three categories: pros, sporting amateurs or families. Participants just need to build up a team of three and make a loop around the valleys ski area to reach the spots where competitions take place: derbies, ski cross, free ride, parallel slalom, schuss, flying kilometer,.. There’s no compulsory itinerary, and teams can choose their departure point from any of the following resorts that make up the Three Valleys ski area: Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Les Menuires, Brides-les-Bains, Orelle, Saint-Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens. Registration : €17 (includes lunch and a gift) + 3 Vallées ski pass : €42. Information and registrations :
www.les3vallees.com
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April 08, 2017
April 09, 2017
Paris Marathon
PARIS. 40 000 real sports people and amateurs set off once again from the Champs Elysées to run the Paris Marathon, the world fifth largest. Nearly 80 different bands entertain the runners and the crowd at various points along the way. Besides, a couple of mini-races take place on Avenue Foch and near the Eiffel Tower the day before, Saturday 2nd : a 5 km long Course du Petit Déj (Paris Breakfast Run) open to everyone and the Marathoon’s, two tiny 1.2 km and 2.2 km long races for families with kids between 5 and 10 years old. Information :
www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com
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April 08, 2017
April 09, 2017
Touquet Raid
LE TOUQUET. PAS DE CALAIS. If you like extreme sports, the 17th Touquet Raid Pas de Calais is for you. Ran by team of two, it combines run and bike, mountain bike, orientation run, canoeing, trail run and roller. Competitors will have to cover 23.5 km on Saturday and almost 67.5 km on Sunday. In addition, a teenager raid will be held on Saturday morning. 14-15 years old kids must cover 37 km and the 10 – 13 years old ones 21 km. Registration fees : €130 per team, €20 to €50 for the teenager raid. Information and registration :
www.touquetraid.com
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April 09, 2017 A day hike near Paris
SEINE-ET-MARNE. For the tenth time the Seine-et-Marne department invites all hikers to participate in the free “Rando des 3 Châteaux” (Hike of the 3 Castles). Participants have the choice between five hikes ranging from 7 km to 43 km in length. The longest one starts from Fontainebleau at 7am and ends in Blandy-les-Tours, the second one, 26 km long, starts at 8.30am in La Chapelle-Gauthier and ends on the same spot, the third one, 15 km long, starts at 9.30am in Melun and ends in Blandy-les-Tours, the fourth one, 10 km long, and the shortest one start at 11am and 1.30 pm from Blandy-les-Tours and make a loop around this village. Depending on the hike, people pass by the castles of Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte or Blandy-les-Tours, hence the name of this event. Information : 0810811877
www.seine-et-marne.fr/Culture-sports-tourisme/Randonnees/Rando-des-3-chateaux
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April 11, 2017
April 17, 2017
Mondial du Vent
PORT LEUCATE. AUDE. The Mondial du Vent brings together the world best kitesurfers and windsurfers on the beach of La Franqui, near Port Leucate. Largest annual international funboard and kitesurf event, it combines a Kitesurf World Cup Tour stage, international competitions and a competition for surf pros amateurs and entertainment for the general public. Information :
www.mondialduvent.fr
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April 15, 2017 Night marathon
BORDEAUX. Unique in France, the Bordeaux marathon takes place at night. Starting at sunset, the runners pass through the heart of the city, along the Garonne River and also by surrounding towns and famous vineyards. Bands playing live music will entertain the runners and the crowd at various points along the way. A half-marathon and a relay marathon with 4-runners-teams are also on the agenda. Registration fees : marathon : €75 to €92, half-marathon : €40 to €54, relay marathon : €110 per team. Information :
www.marathondebordeauxmetropole.com
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