You should always be fit enough to take part in any sports events and all of the events and trips that we at Sports Tours International offer. Many organised sports events require some form of medical certification to state that you are physically fit to participate. In France, it is the Law that you must present a medical certificate authorised or signed by a doctor to prove that you are fit enough – if you do not, then you will not be allowed to participate. In Italy, many events also ask for this. In the likes of the BMW Berlin Marathon, you need to complete an online authorisation as part of the entry process.
Our recommendation is to make use of an online medical certification organisation such as Sports Medical Certificates. With online certification such as this, there is a bank of qualified doctors able to analyse the information which you supply and then decide whether or not medical authorisation can be granted. It certainly beats taking time off work to go to your doctor to sign the form.
Please note, Sports Tours International cannot be held responsible for any failure to produce the required medical certification. It is up to participants to organise this.
And please do not forget, you should always take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance which covers you from the moment you book your trip with us, through to the moment you return. For details of insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information here about our Concierge Services
Event organisers in the following countries will usually ask you to provide a sporting medical certificate:
Currently there is no requirement for medical certification in Belgium,Germany, Spain or Switzerland, although you may be asked to self-certificate for certain events (such as the BMW Berlin Marathon).
The following running events that we offer require a valid medical certificate in order to compete:
- Paris Marathon
- Paris Half Marathon
- French Riviera
- Mont Blanc Marathon
- Medoc Marathon
- Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
- Rome Marathon
- Venice Marathon
- Lake Garda Marathon
- Florence Marathon