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The best spots to run in Marseille

Wether you are beginners or very athletics, rather nature or city center, in Marseille, you’ll find something to suit you, for sure ! Come and take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the benefits of endorphins in Marseille and discover our non-exhaustive selection of the best running spots in Marseille.

Published on 29 September 2020

In the city

The Corniche Kennedy- timeless classic

Perfect for beginners because it is relatively flat. The Corniche Kennedy offers a stunning view of the Marseille bay. Rather short in distance, you can run along to the beaches of the Prado and the Escale Borély. This is the place to be if you want to enjoy the sunset while running.

On the way to the Goudes- endless running

Less visited than the Corniche, the view is just as incredible on the Mediterranean Sea! And for the bravest, why not jump into the water once your run is over? Something to get your legs going for the whole day ! Choose to run in the off-season because it is a very busy route during the summer  and you can face a lot of  traffic. You can enjoy an incredible view of the Maïre Island and even extend your run to the Callelongue calanque!


In full nature

Luminy- for the fittest

A small jewel located in the heart of the calanques, it is also the paradise of students and athletes . Be careful, Luminy is not an easy course because of its inclines and slopes . But the place is worth the effort because you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the hills and of Marseille and with a little willingness, you can even discover the wonderful Belvedere of Sugiton!


The Campagne Pastré- Oasis of calm and vegetation

Appreciated by beginners and expereienced runners because it offers different levels within its dozen of shaded hectares, the park Pastré extends all the way to  Marseilleveyre. It offers a superb opening towards the forests of the Calanques (the Puits du Lierre, the Vallon des Trois Gancets, along the Marseille canal which crosses the park, more or less long circuits which allow you to reach the neighborhood of the Rolland cave…) The most motivated will be able to continue their run until the Calanques!


La Salette golf course

Amateurs or beginners, the circuit located between the Accates in the 11th arrondissement and the hills of Allauch will make you live a real moment of disconnection. The area offerss you different paths in the middle of the forest, and will allow you to take a big breath of fresh air.


The canal of Saint-Julien

Very well known to running enthusiasts in the 12ᵉ district, the Saint-Julien canal is the ideal route for athletes (and for walkers). A natural and protected area, this 100% nature trail takes you between a hill and a pine forest, and offers you a view of the city of Marseille, from the Olympique de Marseille soccer training center to the Orange Velodrome Stadium.


In parks

The park Borély- the most runner-friendly

The paths of  Parc Borély are very welcoming for a jog in the heart of this magnificent garden with the Château Borély in the background. It is a very popular place for joggers, walkers, but also for families. Avoid it if you want to run in a quiet place but but it is a very convenient place especially with the presence of drinking water points, toilets and its user-friendly side!


The park of 26th centenaire

Two steps away from the place Castellane, it is a green lung in the heart of the city, with its lake and its four themed gardens, it is just perfect for a sports break when you live in the city center. No need to travel miles to enjoy a bit of green and wide open spaces .


The park of 7 hills

Out of the city center, in the 11th district near the Château De La Buzine, the 7 Hills Park welcomes you into a haven of peace, yet a 5 minute drive from the la Valentine shopping area. Its park has a fitness trail for those who believe running is not enough.

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