Face-to-face FAQ

Here you will find the answers to frequently asked questions.

1 – Registrations

How to get an elite bib?

To be eligible for an Elite bib, it is necessary to have achieved during the last 3 years, a performance lower than one of the times indicated in the table below.

Men Women
5000m 15mn 18mn
10km 32mn 38mn
20km 1h 1h
Half marathon 1h 1h
Marathon 2h 3h

Proof of performance must be provided to validate your registration.

Can I give away or resell my bib?


In accordance with our rules, it is strictly forbidden to give away or resell your bib, at any time, with the exception of our official bib resale platform if it is implemented.
Bibs are personalized and non-transferable. In the event of a breach of the rules, the jury of the event may pronounce the disqualification of the runner and the exclusion for life from the next editions of the Vredestein 20 km of Paris.

Registrations are closed, but I would like to participate. What to do ?


If all the bibs have not been assigned, it will be possible to buy a bib in our village at the price of 70€.

Can I register on site when picking up bibs?

If you want to get a last minute bib, you can buy one on site within the limit of available bibs

What are the terms and conditions for reimbursement of my registration?

All registrations are firm and final and cannot be refunded for any reason, however, when you register, you have the option of obtaining cancellation insurance by subscribing to the "Pass Event J" option. 'like running' from our partner FFA.

If you are an FFA licensee, your license includes cancellation insurance for your participation in events.

See the insurance application conditions with the FFA.

Can I volunteer on the race?

With great pleasure, all goodwill is welcome! Several missions are offered on the day of the race but also during the week preceding this day.

The opening of registrations is done towards the end of May via our site of Vredestein 20 km from Paris (volunteers tab). To fulfill your mission, you will receive an endowment provided by our equipment supplier.

Do you offer accommodation for the race?

We do not offer accommodation because the hotel offer in Paris is abundant

Who can register?


The event is open to all runners, FFA license holders or not, born in 2005 or before.

Licensees must present their sports license valid on the date of the event, issued by an approved federation only (list in the appendix to the regulations), on which must appear, by any means, the mention of no contraindication to the practicing sport in competition or running (or athletics) in competition.

Non-licensees must present a medical certificate of no contraindication to running in competition dated less than one year on the day of the race.

What is the registration fee?


49€ until May 31, 55€ until August 31 then 62€ until registration closes and 70€ on site at the race village (subject to bibs still available.

FFA licensees and holders of the J'aime Courir Annual Pass: €46 single price

How to pay?

Payment is made by credit card directly on the internet (secure transaction).

Do I need a medical certificate?

A medical certificate bearing the imperative mention of no contraindication to the practice of sport in competition or athletics in competition or running in competition is required. This medical certificate can be replaced by an approved 2023-2024 license issued by clubs from 1 September (see the rules for more details).
Licensees must present their 2023-2024 sports license attesting to the issuance of a medical certificate.


How to get a prime bib ?

You must, when registering, present proof of performance less than 3 years old on the date of the race and relating to a competition of at least 20 kilometers.

Here are the minimum times to prove to obtain a preferential bib:

ELITES 5000m 10km 20km Half marathon Marathon
Men 15 mn 32 mn 1h 1h 2h
Women 18 mn 38 mn 1h 1h 3h
PREFERENTIALS 1 5000m 10km 20km Half marathon Marathon
Men 18 mn 39 mn 1h 1h 3h
Women 20 mn 43 mn 1h 1h 3h
PREFERENTIALS 2 5000m 10km 20km Half marathon Marathon
Men 20 mn 43 mn 1h 1h 3h
Women 24 mn 50 mn 1h 1h 4h


How do I register for Handisport?

You can register directly online, taking care to tick "handisport athlete" in the registration form and provide proof. 

I can no longer participate in the race. What can I do ?

If you are only unavailable or cannot make it to Paris, you can ask to switch your registration to our connected version of the Vredestein 20km de Paris.

Otherwise, on injury and if you have taken out an event pass to insure yourself, you can have your registration reimbursed by contacting our partner the FFA.

2 – The race

Do you have pacemakers?

Yes, we have pacers that you can recognize by the banners they carry indicating the time they will take to complete the 20 km.

What is a pacemaker?

The pacemaker is a runner who will lead the runners at a given pace to race in a given time. Stand close to him and don't take your eyes off him.

Do you have showers?

No, we do not have a device that can offer you showers. The best is to provide wipes in your bag.

Can I listen to music while running?

Headphones or audio earpieces are authorized under the rider's responsibility. However, for obvious safety reasons, the organization strongly advises against the use of headsets which could interfere with listening to one's own environment during the events.
Remember to be able to listen to the instructions that will be given to you at the start, on the course and at the finish.

Along the route, is there help in the event of a problem?

Yes, medical security adapted to the number of competitors and the duration of the race is provided at the start, at the finish and on the course. The health services may decide to disqualify a competitor for medical reasons.

Are there massages or treatments after the race?

Yes, once the effort is over, we give you an appointment at the Emile Anthoine stadium to receive, thanks to our wonderful masseurs and podiatrists, a massage and well-deserved treatments!

What is the date of the “Vredestein 20km de Paris” 2024?

La 46rd edition of the Vredesteins 20 km from Paris will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2024

What is the place and time of departure? And for the arrival?

The first departure will start on the Pont d'Iéna, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, at 9:00 p.m.. The arrival will take place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

We advise you to come at the convocation time indicated on your withdrawal voucher to ensure easy access to the departure airlocks.

How do I get to the race?

We recommend public transport:
To access the start of the race, several choices: Champ de Mars – Eiffel Tower RER C station or Pont de l'Alma, Metro: Bir Hakeim (l.6) or Trocadéro (l.6 and l.9)
If you decide to come by car, know that you
You reprise the theme of the you will not find a car park near the start of the race.

What is the route?

It's a 20km loop through the streets of the capital. 

Are there instructions for runners?

Free instructions will be made available to you. Close to the start and finish lines, they will allow you to drop off your bags before the race and pick them up after the race, on presentation of your deposit ticket.

Timetables for depositing bags at the lockers: Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. depending on the places available.

How are supplies going?

Aid stations will be located at km6, km10, km15 on tables on both sides of the road. You will find there water, fruits, sugar.

3 – Collection of bibs

When will I receive my withdrawal voucher for my bib?

You will receive your withdrawal voucher by e-mail one week before the day of the race.
If you do not receive this e-mail or even if you lose it, you can always download it from your runner profile.

What is written on my bib?

For individual bibs, it's the text you entered in the "personalization of your bib" field.

For group bibs it is the name of the group.

Where and when are bibs collected?

Bibs can be picked up at the Race Village, the location of which has yet to be determined.

The Village will be open Friday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.

Important: no bib collection possible on Sunday morning!

Can I receive my bib by post?

Runners can request that their bib be sent by post by selecting the associated option. It costs 10€ for a shipment in France and 15€ for a shipment abroad.


Can I pick up someone else's bib number when I come to the “Vredestein 20km de Paris” Village?

Yes, if you have a copy of his identity document and his file is complete (validated medical certificate) and possibly his withdrawal slip.


4 – Results

How does the timing system work?

A timing band, called B-Tag, will be stuck on your bib. Do not detach it, do not bend it, or cover it while running!

You will pass on a carpet at the start, every 5 kilometers and at the finish. If you do not run on the pavement or do not explicitly pass over these mats, you will not have split times and will be disqualified.

When will I have access to my results?

The results are published on the Vredestein 20 km de Paris website. Provisional results on Sunday afternoon (race day) and final and official results within a week.
Within 4 days of the race we will accept and process any complaints about the results. Beyond the 4 days, no more complaints will be taken into account and processed.

What are the rewards?

Cups are awarded to the first three finishers, scratch only, in each category (Men, Women and Handisport Wheelchair category). Prizes are awarded to the first five in the Men's and Women's categories and to the first three in the Wheelchair Handisport category, scratch only. A souvenir medal on arrival and a diploma to download after the race are given to each finisher.

5 – the village

What will I find in the village on Friday and Saturday when picking up my bib?

First of all, volunteers, ready to welcome you with joy and good humor! And then, it will also be an opportunity to meet our partners, the solidarity associations that we support, exhibitors specializing in the world of running and several race organizations to make you want to continue running after the Vredestein20 km in Paris.
You can enjoy many activities while taking the time to eat if you are a little hungry.

Is there entertainment for children in the village?

Yes, absolutely, from the games workshops offered by our partner GOLIATH to the drawing workshops, there is something for all ages.

Where can I find the map of this village?

You can find it right here a few days before it opens.

Is the village accessible on Sunday?

NOT, the village is not open to individual runners on Sunday morning but only to company runners who reserve a hospitality area.


6 – training

Do you offer training before the race?

Yes, in order to help you in your performance for the race on October 13, 2024 but also in your sporting year, we have set up training from mid-May with our coach Benoit César. We also offer connected preparation races of 5km, 10km and 15km between April and the end of August for progressive preparation.