La Parisienne women’s race is a popular sports event that is organised in Paris each year. In 2014, the 18th edition took place on Sunday 15th September.
This Sunday morning, we took the bus to Boulevard de Grenelle to take a few photos of the Eiffel Tower. We did not know that at the same time, the famous women’s race was on! Hosting some 35,000 participants, the event started and finished in a prestigious site: at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, no less!
The 6.7 km long race started on Pont d’Iéna and the finish line was set in Place Joffre in front of the École Militaire. It was a organised in a festive and joyful atmosphere. The route was lined with more than 600 musicians performing various styles of music.
The race is motivated by bringing about breast cancer awareness to all as the illness is the most common cause of cancer death for women in France. It is estimated that 11,900 French women lost their lives to cancer in 2012. For more information about the race, check out http://www.la-parisienne.net