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About The Event

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The "FAST5000" meeting is a highlight of the French athletics calendar. Created in 2021 by a team of athletics fans in the western suburbs of Paris, with the support of the Houilles, Montesson and Maisons-Laffitte Athletics clubs. Since 2023, the event is part of the ON : TRACK : NIGHTS series.


The "sporting spectacle" provides a unique athletics experience for runners and spectators.


For the runners, everything will is be set up to help them beat their record: pacers, wavelights, refreshments before and after the race, seeded races, physios, attractive prizes, crazy atmosphere, and much more!  (see info) In 2021, 60% got a PB and 80% an SB. All the (men's) places were sold out in under 10 days. In 2022, 68% got a PB and 96% an SB!

For the spectators, the meeting is more than just running: music, food trucks, beer trucks, entertainment and the opportunity to get down on the track to be right next to the runners (see info).  

The meeting is an afternoon of high level racing, fun and records!


L'équipe du FAST5000

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Simon Messenger (& mascotte)

FAST5000 Director

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One English person can hide another. One once ran from Bratislava to Budapest. The other one can't wait to put on her hedgehog costume! 

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Sebastien Sapei

FAST5000 Director

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5th M40 at the Euros 10km. Coach of the SOH. President of SOH Athletics. Dreams of qualifying for the slowest series. 

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François Gancel

FAST5000 Director

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The Mr Athletics of Montesson, the Mr Montesson all short. A key to the setting up of the meeting!

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Pippa Messenger

Superstar & Sign-Ups

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She runs as often as she eats chocolate, which is a lot. Loves cats. Legendary mascot!

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Maxime Garcin

Elites Management

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You did 15'29"40 and not 15'29"17 in 2017 at the departmentals? Don't worry, Maxime knows. He knows everything. EVERYTHING. 

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Frederic Athenor

ACM President

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Mr. Volts. Mr Amps. Mr. Watts. Mr. "will save our lives in case of electrical problems".

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Emilie Devaux

Financial Manager

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Money, money, money! A real life accountant, she will make sure we have all the pennies for the big bonuses!

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Marc Pereira


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More capable of qualifying for the FAST50000 than the FAST5000, our honorary Portuguese (in Houilles, we need at least one) "brings us closer to the essential". 

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François Jacob


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Some think he's there for the FAST5000. Others just to keep an eye on Marc P. Both are likely.

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Emmanuel Lopes


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Mr Maisons-Laffitte, he's not been around long enough for us to write something funny. But he's fast and manages lots of houses.

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Céline Littré


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Mrs Maisons-Laffitte, he's not been around long enough for us to write something funny. But she's fast and I'm pretty sure she doesn't manage lots of houses.

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