Welcome to Run In Lyon
Run in Lyon is a well-known event that gathers 15,000 applicants and is the second most important marathon in France, after the marathon of Paris. Since 2010, it has been organized by the association Génération Oxygène that usually organizes any kind of sporting event. This takeover helped the event make a strong come back. It is composed of three main races: the 10km, the semi-marathon, and the marathon of Lyon races. These races allow the participants willing to outperform their skills and visit the city since the race will take place downtown.
Once upon a time an association wanted to share its passion for sports, this association is named Génération Oxygène. This association was born amongst other sports associations and they were a big source of inspiration.
Then in 2010, the Ville de Lyon, entrusted this very small but dynamic association with a new project: the Run In Lyon. Students and volunteers of the association took to heart their new task and put much of themselves into it. From that time on it grew into a major sporting event composed of the 10km, the semi-marathon and the marathon races.
The Oxygène Team and all the partners unite in a climate of conviviality and fraternity in order to create such a project. Thanks to their constant efforts, two added projects were created: Challenge Alptis of companies and the Team 21 of Moms.
Génération Oxygène gathers runners from different backgrounds: top level athletes or occasional runners, mothers but also companies’ employees. Why such an event?
For Génération Oxygène, sport, and more especially running goes with outperforming oneself, mutual aid in the effort, sharing, will and courage. Those essential and universal values are unfortunately often forgotten.
« Nous n'héritons pas de la terre de nos parents, nous l'empruntons à nos enfants. » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We do not inherit of the Earth of our Parents, we borrow it to our children
Run In Lyon has the ambition to be part of the Lyon’s sport calendar. In order to achieve this, we count on you!
Indeed we really wish for this 7th of October to be a big festive and friendly reunion. We created the Team 21 of Moms in order to add a family spirit to those existing values. For those who participate in the race, we ask you to subscribe to a presentation of the project in order to give you all the information you may need. To subscribe, click on “register by post mail”. Do not forget to mention your wish to be part of the Team 21 of Moms.
The three races
The 10km, an athletic event labeled FFA (French Athletic Federation)
This event, focused on the historical center of Lyon, its true identity, offers the opportunity to running lovers to discover the historical and cultural heritage of the city. After a departure from the biggest European square, the athletes will admire the hill of Fourvière from the Saône banks. On top of this hill, there is Fourvière, majestic basilica, classified in the Unesco World Heritage.
The runners then keep going, running alongside the Old Lyon, and come back on the peninsula in the Terreaux Square. Finally, they will proceed to the park on the Rhône, the biggest river of Lyon.
The race is open to any member of running clubs and others, 16 years of age and older.
The Semi-marathon, an athletic event labeled FFA (French Athletics Federation)
The 21 km race splits up from the 10km race at the bridge Morand, and resumes on the Rhône banks in order to reach the beautiful park of Tête d’Or. The runners discover the botanical and zoological parts and appreciate going up and down the sides of the lake.
After a wonderful trip within the natural heritage of the city, the participants run again on the banks to finish the race in the Bellecour square, with the support of the loud and joyful crowd.
The race is open to any member of running clubs and others, 18 years of age and older.
The Marathon, an athletic event labeled FFA (French Athletic Federation)
In this race, the participants will be introduced to the most beautiful treasures of Lyon, a city with diverse activities.
In an outperforming race, they will appreciate the cultural heritage and the natural environment of the city.
They will cross by the Gerland stadium and through the “Rhône peninsula” then onto the Confluences, which are currently growing.
All along the 42,195 km of the race they will discover the most beautiful sites of the city: the Park of Tête d’or, the Rhône and Saône banks, pedestrian streets, the Old Lyon and many more.
The Marathon will split up from the 10km at the Bridge Morand and from the 21km at the Republic Square.
The time limit for the Marathon is 5h30.
The challenge Alptis of companies,
The award ceremony for the Challenge Alptis will be on the 22nd of October at 7:00pm at the Sofitel Hotel at a potluck. Prizes will be presented to the three first pairs in three different categories, men, women and both sexes. Moreover a prize will be presented to the company who registered the most participants. Register all now!!!
Run In Lyon presents the Team 21 of Moms: a race dedicated to the Moms who run together the 21km race.
Our goal is to gather mothers around a same event to share a sport moment, in a spirit of conviviality.
The 21 Team of Moms
Dear Mothers, do not hesitate anymore and register for the Lyon’s half-marathon on the October7th, 2012. The 21st mothers registered will enjoy many advantages:
Customized Shirts and name tags
Free bibs for the half-marathon
Dear sportsmen and women
Solidarity is one of the key values of sport. Generation Oxygène organizes the Run In Lyon in order to pass it on. Thus we inform you that Run In Lyon 2012 is open for the disabled people. For security matters, you must be accompanied all along the route by another participant. Provide us with your registration form and you medical certificate with those of your partner by post mail or on the web site.
We are waiting for you on October 7th, 2012
The Km Evian
This year for the first time, Association Génération Oxygène and Run In Lyon organized the KM Evian of the family. This sport event will take place the day before the departure of the Run In Lyon on Saturday 6th of October 2012 at the village on the Bellecour Square. The km Evian is not a race, it is a route from 500 meters to 1km for children up to the age of 14 years. The departure will be a two-stage procedure as children under 11 years of age will have a departure at 3:00 pm and then those between 11 and 14 years of age will leave at 3:30 pm. Children under 11 years of age can be accompanied by an adult during the route, and the children themselves will be supervised by volunteers throughout. However, a parental permission will be necessary although a medical certificate is not. As it is not a race, there will be no timing or ranking, just prizes for everyone! A jumper will be lent to every child of the race. If you want your child to participate in this sporting event, do not hesitate! Register him or her by sending the registration form to the Association Oxygene, vélodrome du parc de la tête d’or, 69006 lyon.
From December 16th 2011 for online and post registration
From January 1st 2012 for the “Challenge Alptis des entreprises”
Online: registration will close on October 3rd 2012
Post: post registration will close on September 24th 2012
At the village: You can still register on the village the days before the races on October 5th and 6th 2012.
In order to make sure your registration for one of the races has been processed properly, we recommend that you check on the enrolled list.
Dates and departure times
The departure of the races will take place in the Bellecour Square (Place Bellecour) on Sunday 7th 2012.
Our partners will be there, from Friday, October 5th, 2012, in the village.
Village opening hours:
Friday, October 5th, 2012 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 6th , 2012 from 09:00 until 7:00pm
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 from 09:00 until 2:00pm
All along the weekend entertainment will be provided in the village and on the route. The festivities will start with a concert and a dance show by the troop Bollywood’In club which promote Indian culture in France.
On Sunday, on the races route, you will be able to run at the pace of a brass band whom are there to encourage you.
At the end of the race, an award ceremony will take place on the army podium, livened up by the orchestra of the Army.
The timing of the races will be made by Chrono Consult
At the end of each race 2 timings will be posted up :
- The official timing: the timing started at the gun shot
- Your real timing: the timing started once you have passed on the departure mat
Your personal timing is calculated with the chip attached horizontally on your shoe (see the picture in the “info pratique” tab of the web site). The chip will be presented in the envelope in which you also get your bib, a bracelet and an information sheet. After you have crossed the arrival line, chips must be given back to organizers. An unreturned chip leads to a non-ranking.
In order to get preferential prices go on the “info pratique” tab of the web site and click on the KLM/ Air France link.
If you are coming for the weekend, it is possible for you to book your entire trip to Lyon in the same package through the Tourism Office.
The different possible departure gates will be open from 8:00 am onward. This organization in different gates will improve the fluidity of the different races and allow you to run at your own pace. The bracelet provided in your envelope will give you access to your departure gate.
The different gates are classified from A to G according to your timing. You will need to provide a justification in order to gain access to the specified gate.
On the day of the race, the runners can leave their bags. This service is free and will be open on Sunday 7th from 7:30 am until 15:00 pm. It will be under surveillance and sheltered.
We recommend you get there before 8:30pm to be able to get to your departure gate in time and not miss the departure.
You will need to provide your own pins in order to fix your number to your shirt.
The runners must return their bibs on the dates and times indicated below, on presentation of an ID. Pins to fix your bib to your shirt will not be provided by the organizer, you will have to provide your own.
Friday 5th of October from 10:00 am until 7:00pm or Saturday 6th of October from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.
If you cannot come to collect your bib yourself, a third person can collect it for you with presentation of a copy of your ID.
The runners, who did not manage to provide a certified true copy of their medical certificate to the organizer, Génération Oxygène, by post mail or attached to an email, must absolutely show it at the bib collection.
There will be no showers in the village during the event.
For more information do not hesitate to contact us
By email to the address below:
By phone :
04 72 44 92 32
By fax :
04 72 44 08 65
Or by post mail :
Association Génération Oxygène (Loi 1901)
Vélodrome - Parc de la Tête d'Or