The new fall racing schedule

The new, very busy, international fall marathon line up

March 13th, 2020 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , ,

If you’re a runner who planned to do a fall marathon over one in the spring–you unknowingly made a great call. If you’re a runner who decided to run a spring marathon, chances are extremely high that your goal race is no longer happening on its original date.

Here’s a list of this fall’s marathon line up. Due to the onslaught of postponements in the last 48 hours–it’s extensive. With the exception of three of the five world majors (Berlin, Chicago and New York), these races are all new additions to the marathon calendar.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the Olympic Marathons are expected to run on August 8 for the women and August 9 for the men. With two World Majors only five weeks after, athletes will be unable to do both. Both the IOC and Tokyo organizers insist that the Olympics will go on as planned, despite the Olympic torch relay being cancelled on Friday.

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September

Paris Half-Marathon – September 16
Boston – September 14
Berlin – September 27

Geoffrey Kirui
Geoffrey Kirui wins the 121st Boston Marathon. Photo: Canadian Running

October

London – October 4
Chicago – October 11
World Half-Marathon Championships – October 17
Paris Marathon – October 18
Barcelona Marathon – October 25

November

New York City – November 1
Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon – November 15

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