The popular Valencia marathon is canceled

The organization wants to carry out an elite test on December 6

The evolution of the health situation due to covid-19 and the uncertainty of the near future has forced the organization of the Valencia Marathon to suspend the test

The organization has issued a statement explaining the reason for this decision

Valencia 2020 Marathon Cancellation Notice

The Organization of the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, in charge of the SD Correcaminos and the City Council of València, regrets having to take the decision to cancel the celebration of the popular race of its 40th edition, scheduled for December 6.

The organization of the test has wanted to speed up the options for its celebration in a safe way for the runners, but the evolution of the health situation due to covid-19 and the uncertainty of the near future forces us to renounce to host the participation of the 30.000 participants who sold out the numbers in this 2020.

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Posted by Valencia Marathon am Monday, 7th September 2020

Marathon Valencia wants to ensure the better guarantees of holding the event for participants, companions, public and volunteers, in addition to the organizational team, which is not feasible right now with this high number of participants.

4 options for runners

For this reason, just as it happened with the Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half Marathon a few weeks ago, registered runners will be contacted in the next few days to start the election process, from September 15, of the options on your registration:

  • Change registration for a place for the edition in 2021 (December 5, 2021).
  • Request a refund 100% of the cost of your registration (except for the voluntary solidarity contribution, which has been allocated as planned to Save The Children, this year's solidarity entity).
  • Give up the amount  registration for the test as a commitment to the Organization, being able to enjoy a preferential registration in the first price bracket in 2021.
  • Participate in a remote way   on the 40th Anniversary running the 4.0 Valencia Marathon wherever you want, receiving at home the Luanvi shirt and this edition's medal, among other benefits and details that will be announced later.

Three months before the scheduled date for the event, we began the suspension process to respond to the concerns of all participants and not to further penalize those runners who have to schedule their travel and accommodation in Valencia.

We continue working from now on to celebrate our next edition together in 2021, hoping that the next few months will bring us a more certain and safer scenario than the one we live now. It will have been a difficult goal, but it will have been worth it.

Organization statements

Paco Borao, race director and president of SD Correcaminos, pointed out that «Three months is the minimum time with which the popular runners of the Valencia Marathon deserve to be announced that the popular test will not take place this 2020.

Participants will have the same conditions to choose on their registration as in the Half Marathon, now adding the possibility of participating in a virtual edition of the 4.0 Valencia Marathon to join us on the 40th Anniversary.

It is an obligatory stop, but we are going to work so that 2021 is everything we wanted to do this year and something else«.

For her part, Pilar Bernabé, Councilor for Sports of the Valencia City Council, acknowledged that “we have been working until the last day, trying to make the circumstances different and to be favorable to us to maintain the popular career, which we waited so fondly especially in 2020, fulfilling our 40th Anniversary, but it has not been possible and we understand that the popular test should be suspended, but sport has fundamental values ​​such as overcoming and now is when we have to be together most to overcome this pandemic, and in 2021 we will return with much more strength".

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