Read the information below to make your registration easier


Swim cap+Lodging package* 

How do I register?

1/ CHOOSE YOUR RACE(S) with the possibility to put in your basket several races for you, but also for those who accompany you (your family, your friends!)

2/ CHOOSE YOUR HOTEL(S) for you and the people accompanying you. The organisation offers a selection of several hotels, ranging from 2 to 5 stars, more or less far from the village of the race! The opportunity for you to enjoy your Marseillais stay in peace.

3/ ENTER THE PERSONAL INFORMATION of each participant for the race and the corresponding accommodation.

4/ CHECK AND PAY your order. Secure 3D safe payment.

5/ RECEIVE confirmation of registration by email

6/ PRACTICE until 18 June 2020!

Enter the legend, and be one of the first 1,000 escapees of the 22nd edition of the Monte-Cristo Challenge

*no cap and no room can be sold separately



For the SWIM CAP + LODGING package, registration opens on December 10th at 12:30 pm (only 1000 places available, registration until December 20th)

For classic registrations (swim cap only) will open on Friday, January 10th, 2020.



Please read CAREFULLY the terms and conditions of participation and the rules (below) before proceeding with your registration. 


Registration fee


Conditions of participation and regulation



No registration by phone or mail will be taken into account. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by e-mail. For any request or claim regarding the registration, please contact us by e-mail. 



Every swimmer must show a licence from these federations (FFN, FFESSM, FFTRI & FINA) OR a medical certificate dating less than 3 months, specifying the "no contra-indication to swimming at sea over long distance".
The licence or medical certificate must be presented on the day of the cap recuperation on the village.



  • Competitors who participate to the FRENCH CUP RACE  must follow FFN RULES 
  • Competitors who participate to the RACES WITH FINS can compete with equipment whose characteristics are free: all types of fins, tubas, suits, goggles or masks are allowed. Swimming pad, pull-buoy, and swimming board are prohibited.
  • Competitors who participate to the RACES WITHOUT FINS can compete with equipment whose characteristics are free: all types of fins, tubas, suits, goggles or masks are allowed. Fins, swimming pad, pull-buoy, and swimming board are prohibited.



Enrollment fees refundable by mail until, may 04 th , 2020 inclusive. The application fee of 10 € will not be refunded. No refunds as of May 22th, 2019.
Every inscription is personal and nominative, no cap exchange is allowed. Every cancellation will be given to a person on the waiting list held in chronological order by our provider.

For any refund request please send an email to with
-  Ordre reference 
- Name / First Name / Mail of the swimmer
- Race for the request of refund

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and the refund will be made on the card debited at the time of the purchase only.


# 5k BY NIGHT  

The conditions of participation for THE DÉFI MONTE-CRISTO BY NIGHT are particular, it is necessary:

  • have already done the 5K Monte Cristo Challenge in 2019 or 2018
  • with a race time less than 1h45mn



All swimmers are insured in the event for which they have registered. The organization declines all responsibility in case of accident caused by a physical or psychic impairment. Any accident occurring outside the race can be covered only by the insurance of the victim. No recourse can be taken in the event of theft of personal belongings, burglary or theft of a vehicle.



The first 3 men and women of each event will be rewarded.


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