This is a continually updated and running list of marathons canceled or postponed due to coronavirus. Check back frequently for further updates and information from race directors as to how the registrations are being handled.
I have a post here that I have been updating with cancellations and postponements (and will continue to since it is always being searched for) but it was getting a bit crowded over there. So, here is a table of the big/popular marathons that have been canceled or postponed so far. Very few have been canceled in early-mid May as organizers wait for guidance from their governments and health directors as to the viability of still putting the race on.
At this point, those marathons are at least 8 weeks off so it is likely they could still run but most runners are not deep into a program just yet. If your marathon is not on the list, let me know in the comments and bookmark this post for future updates!
|Marathon||Original Date||New Date|
|Barcelona Marathon||March 15||October 25|
|NYC Half Marathon||March 15||Canceled for 2020|
|Jerusalem Marathon||March 20||November 6|
|Washington DC Marathon||March 28||TBD|
|St. Louis Marathon||March 29||Canceled for 2020|
|Knoxville Marathon||March 29||TBD|
|Rome Marathon||March 29||Canceled for 2020|
|Bratislava Marathon||April 5||September 6|
|San Francisco Marathon||April 5||TBD|
|Rotterdam Marathon||April 5||TBD|
|Manchester Marathon||April 5||TBD|
|Paris Marathon||April 5||October 18|
|Milan Marathon||April 5||TBD|
|Santiago Marathon||April 19||September 6|
|Vienna City Marathon||April 19||Canceled for 2020|
|Boston Marathon||April 20||September 14|
|Illinois Marathon||April 25||TBD|
|Zurich Marathon||April 26||TBD|
|London Marathon||April 26||October 4|
|Madrid Marathon||April 26||November 15|
|Belgrade Marathon||April 26||October 18|
|Eugene Marathon||April 26||TBD|
|Toledo Marathon||April 26||Canceled for 2020|
|Oklahoma City Marathon||April 26||October 4|
|Big Sur Marathon||April 26||TBD|
|Orange County Marathon||May 3||Canceled (may be held in the fall - TBD)|
|Pittsburgh Marathon||May 3||Canceled for 2020|
|Cincinnati Marathon||May 3||October 11|
|Toronto Marathon||May 3||Canceled for 2020|
|Prague Marathon||May 3||Postponed - TBA|
|Vancouver Marathon||May 3||Canceled for 2020|
|Fargo Marathon||May 9||August 29|
|Helsinki Marathon||May 16||TBD|
|Great Wall of China Marathon||May 16||Canceled for 2020|
|Grandma's Marathon||June 20||Canceled for 2020|
What Should You Do if Your Marathon is Canceled or Postponed?
Also, I will be working on putting together the various terms as to what marathons are offering registered runners. Some are automatically carrying the registration over to the postponed date or next year while some are only giving discounts to next year’s race. I understand this is difficult for marathon organizers, especially the smaller ones. It may take a little while before they are able to decide what they can do for registered runners.
I have a whole other post on what you should do if your marathon is canceled or postponed – here. But, keep in mind that at this point, airlines are not giving much flexibility for dates off in May if you purchased before March. So, just keep checking this post for that information as well as I will be doing posts on that and linking them here.
No matter what, KEEP RUNNING!
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