London Marathon called off due to Coronavirus

Virgin London Marathon has been postponed due to the Coronavirus.

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The event was to take place on 26 April but will now take place on 4 October 2020.

Runners who entered into this marathon that was due to take place in April will now be able to run in October, if for any reason why you no longer want to run in this years marathon or next years you will get a full refund.

If you don’t want to run a marathon in October you can enter the marathon next year.

The postponement of this race throws in questions of what the organisers of the Manchester Marathon are going to do, as of now the event is still going ahead and if anything changes we will update everyone.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director, said: “The world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19 and public health is everyone’s priority.

“We know how disappointing this news will be for so many – the runners who have trained for many months, the thousands of charities for which they are raising funds and the millions who watch the race every year.

“We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from City Hall, the London boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, the City of Westminster and the City of London, Transport for London, the emergency services, The Royal Parks, BBC TV and many others as we worked to find an alternative date. The 40th Race is scheduled to go ahead on Sunday 4 October 2020.

“We know that there will be many, many questions from runners, charities and others and we ask you to please bear with us as we work through the detailed planning process to deliver the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on its new scheduled date. We will email all runners and charities today and then update them via email by the end of next week at the latest. We will also post regular updates on our website and social media channels.”


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