- The Valencia Marathon, due to take place on Sunday 6 December, has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
- It was due to be the 40th edition of the popular race.
Upon announcing the cancellation of the Valencia Marathon, organisers said, they ‘regret having to make the decision to cancel the 40th edition of the popular race, scheduled for the 6th of December.
‘The Organisation of the event tried to exhaust all options in order to hold the event in a safe way for all runners, but the development of the health situation due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the near future are forcing us to forgo hosting the 30,000 participants that bought all bibs out for the 2020 edition.’
Runners will have the option to defer their entry to the 2021 race or receive a full refund for the cost of their entry. There will also be a virtual race, where runners will be able to receive a race t-shirt and medal for taking part.
Paco Borao, race director and president of SD Correcaminos, said ‘three months is the minimum time in advance that runners of the Valencia Marathon deserve to be announced that the popular event will not take place in 2020. Participants will have the same options to choose regarding their entry as for the Half Marathon, now adding the option to take part in a virtual edition of the 4.0 Valencia Marathon to join us on our 40th Anniversary. This is a compulsory stop, but we are going to work hard so that 2021 comprises all we wanted to do this year and even more’.
This is the latest race on the 2020 calendar to have been cancelled. Berlin, New York, Chicago, London and the rescheduled autumn Paris Marathon will no longer take place, as the coronavirus continues to have an affect on the racing world.
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