marathon mont saint michel

Marathon of Mont Saint-Michel

Marathon of Mont Saint-Michel is celebrating its 22st edition on May 26th 2019. Some of our guests are running it !

42,195km Marathon around Mont Saint-Michel’s Bay

Run in Mont Saint Michel
Run in Mont Saint Michel


Every year, it’s over 5000 runners from France and other countries that comes over to run along the Mont Saint-Michel’s Bay. It is indeed an eddceptional occasion to discover the heritage of this area. That way you can also discover the bay under a different angle!

4 races are in the program from May 26 to 27, including the Marathon of Mont Saint-Michel itself and the duo-Marathon, both on Sunday 27.

On Saturday 26, 2 new races created in 2017 made their come back this year. The “Trail de l’Archange”, which allows you to discover, for 55km race, the beauty of the Normandy. And there’s the “Semi d’Avranches” which is a race of 21 km.


Cultural exchange



The Marathon itself will start sunday at 8h30, from Port de la Houle in Cancale. Its finishing line will take place in “Barrage du Couesnon” in Mont Saint-Michel! A race all along the bay of Mont Saint-Michel.

Getting to the starting point in Cancale is not easy for foreigners, especially on a sunday mornings… that’s why Edd Hostel is working with an association of local runners to help them find a ride! We asked our clients their target time for the race. Fortunatly, we found local runners having the same objective that could drive them back and forth.

We already have runners from Brazil and Taiwan that are going to share a ride with runners from Dol de Bretagne! Thanks a lot to Courir à Dol association !

We are deeply happy for this cultural & sporty exchange, and proud that local people help us in improving the stay of our guests.

If you want to feel the spririt of the Marathon, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, we will put some videos 😉 Or come to have a local beer at the terrasse of Edd Hostel!


How to get there: Ask us if you are a runner! If you just want to see the race, the closest point of view from Dol de Bretagne is Vivier Sur Mer – 30 mins bike ride !

Where to eat Speciality in Cancale are oysters, but we are not sure you should taste them before your marathon 😉


All informations about the 4 races on the official website, just here!

To plan your trip in the region check our travel blog!


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