Rules about medical certificate or « Health Prevention Pathway » certificate

As part of the French “Sport” law of 2 March 2022 aimed at democratising the practice of sport in France, the French Athletics Federation (FAF) has set up its Health Prevention Pathway (HPP), a system that replaces the traditional medical certificate of fitness for practice for all adults. In accordance with FAF circular no. 3 of 16 January 2024, in the absence of a valid medical certificate, runners will have to log on to from 29 June 2024 to obtain a “Health Prevention Pathway” certificate valid for three months only.
In the absence of a HPP certificate, the medical certificate will still be accepted for the Paris-Versailles 2024.

According to the French law related to sportsmen health protection and struggle against dopping, a medical certificate or a copy should be given with registration for competitors without an Athletics Federation licence or from any Federation related to Athletics. Only medical certificates issued by a doctor, dated less than 1 year on the date of the race, will be accepted. They must mention one of the following clauses :

  • reveals no contraindications for participating in a sporting competition
  • reveals no contraindications for participating in running competitions
  • reveals no contraindications for participating in athletics competitions

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Incomplete registration

If you already have a digital version of your medical certificate, do not wait any longer ! You can now online add this document to your registration file ; it will help us to validate it faster.

You can find this reference on our runners list

If your registration status is still incomplete in late September, you'll have to directly show us either your medical certificate at the number retrieval zone.

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