The Ekiden is a six-person marathon relay (42.195 km in total). The distance of each section is set and must be completed by different runners, in the following order: 5 km, 10 km, 5 km, 10 km, 5 km, and 7.195 km.
Grenoble hosts its own version of the race, the Grenoble Ekiden by GIANT. Organized by GIANT partners IdeeAlpe and Entente Athlétique Grenoble 38 and held on campus one Sunday in October, it’s a fun event that combines sport and camaraderie with the opportunity to explore the campus.
Nearly 800 teams and around 5,000 runners take part each year.
The race is suitable for novice and experienced runners as well as children. Form a team with a group of friends, colleagues, or family members and enjoy the celebratory vibe!
BONUS FOR GIANT EMPLOYEES
GIANT campus employees can make the most of discounted entry fees and free training with a coach before the race.