February 11, 2009 at 03:00 AM EST
Paris Half Marathon 2009
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, February 11, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sporting enthusiasts from around the globe are limbering up for the 17th Paris Half Marathon, which is set to take place in the French capital next month.

On Sunday, March 8th, some 25,000 competitors are due to take part in the event, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 local time on the Esplanade of the Chateau de Vincennes.

The 21.1km race is open to both amateur and professional runners, welcoming those keen to try and beat the record for the fastest finishing time, as well as those who are just happy to take part..

At present, the male record stands at 1:00:26 and was set in 2007, while the women's is 1:09:37 and dates back to 1997.

Due to the nature of the half marathon's route, it enables participants to get a great view of the French capital, while offering spectators plenty of opportunities to watch the action.

The race takes in notable streets such as Route de la Pyramide, Place de la Bastille and Avenue de la Porte de Charenton.

With only a couple of weeks to go until the event kicks off, it may be advisable to get hotels in Paris booked sooner rather than later.

LateRooms.com is offering massive savings of up to 70% on Paris hotels. There is a huge variety of hotels available in the area ranging from boutique to budget hotels. In particular Melia Colbert Boutique is offering brilliant double room for 2 adults for 174 GBP. The normal price for this room 349 GBP.

Others looking for a more convenient budget hotel can go for Jardins de Paris Marais Bastille. This hotel is offering their double for 82 GBP. It has an excellent guest rating of 5/6.

Editors notes
LateRooms is one of the UK's leading online accommodation sites offering late availability deals in over 20,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels.

LateRooms offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book by phone or online, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance - whatever time, whatever day.

LateRooms arm the customers with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 280,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through LateRooms and actually stayed at the hotel.

LateRooms is the first online site to use VisitBritain's official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation.

For further editorial information please contact:

Kaia Lear
kaia.lear@laterooms.com
0161 831 1000

Source: Late Rooms
Website: http://www.laterooms.com
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