All Press Releases for August 21, 2011 - Run 16km from Paris to Versailles

From serious athletes to fun runners, a fun day out for all.

    PARIS, FRANCE, August 21, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Stretching from the instantly recognisable Eiffel Tower to historic palace at Versailles, the Paris-Versailles Grande Classique has been operating for 30 years.

The course measures 16km (10 miles) long, and each year some 20,000 people enter. The course record for men is held by Morocco's Mohamed El Hachimi, who completed the distance in an incredible 46 minutes 4 seconds in 2009. The women's record was achieved by Kenyan Olympian Isabella Ochichi in 2002, in a time of 53 minutes 52 seconds.

Of course, the event is chiefly about getting out and enjoying some marvellous Parisian scenery as you keep fit, with plenty of wonderful sights lining the route. There are plenty of convenient train services to get you back into Paris once you complete the run. has a great selection of cheap hotels in central Paris for anyone looking for a base to stay in while they participate in the race. Of the many options available, Helvetia is a highlight.

For more about the Paris-Versaille Grande Classique, visit

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