In just a few years, La Rochambelle, a 5km women's walk/run in aid of the fight against cancer, has become one of Calvados's unmissable women's events. This emblematic event is fuelled by values and commitment, as € 7 of the registration fees go to charities involved in the fight against cancer.


Since 2006, the Rochambelle has collected more than €1 200,000
for the cause and become the second most popular women's race in France (in terms of numbers of runners).

For this new edition, the objective is to collect €98,000 in aid of the fight against cancer. A substantial sum only made possible thanks to the participation of 14,000 women.

A tribute to history


The Rochambelle is also a tribute to the Rochambelles, the female nurses and ambulance drivers who belonged to General Leclerc's famous Second Armoured Division at the time of the Liberation. These courageous, committed women landed in Normandy to play a vital role in the recapture of Europe.

Several famous people support the Rochambelle :

  • Maeva DANOIS, athletics champion,
  • Muriel HURTIS, athletics champion,
  • Elise LUCET, journalist,
  • Raymonde JEANMOUGIN, ambulance driver during WWII,
  • Laura FLESSEL, fencer and sports minister,
  • Malika MENARD, miss France 2010,
  • Maëva DANOIS, athletics champion.






This event is exclusively for women. Limited number of participants.

Open walking from 7 years (born in 2013 and before) and running from 16 years (born in 2004 and before).

Pets and strollers are strictly prohibited for safety.


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Pink New Balance t-shirt, courtesy bag containing Laino cosmetics, warm-up to music, etc.

In order to encourage the participation of family members of all ages, this event will also feature a prize draw in which all participating mother and daughter duos, and grandmother-mother-granddaughter trios, will be entered. Register by clicking here.

The registration fee for the Rochambelle is €16.

€ 7 of your registration fee will be collected to the aid to the fight against breast cancer.

Photos of the Rochambelle 2019 by clicking here.

Video of the 2019 edition en cliquant ici.

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