WA – Competition updates

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Last update: 7 September
Here is a round-up of updates relating to international competitions, from cancellations to postponements and confirmations.

This page covers announcements made since the start of July. Up until the end of June, most other significant announcements were incorporated into our ‘new normal’ reporting pages.

If you’re a competition organiser and have news to share regarding the staging of your event, please share it with us.

Valencia Marathon (6 Dec 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (7 September)

World Mountain Running Championships (13-14 Nov 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (4 September)

Meeting Città di Padova (12 Sep 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (31 August)

Amsterdam Marathon (18 Oct 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (21 August)

IAU 50km World Championships (27 Nov 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (15 August)

Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes (29 Nov 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (15 August)

Paris Marathon (15 Nov 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (12 August)

Frankfurt Marathon (25 Oct 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (11 August)

Nairobi Continental Tour Gold Meeting (3 Oct 2020) – rescheduled
The Kip Keino Classic, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting which was moved to 26 September, was rescheduled once again and will take place on 3 October.

Doha Diamond League (25 Sep 2020) – rescheduled
The 2020 Wanda Diamond League today announced a further change to its 2020 calendar, with the date for the Doha Diamond League brought forward by around a fortnight. The fifth meeting of the season was scheduled for 9 October after it could not be held as the traditional season opener in April, but will now take place instead on 25 September.The plan is to stage 12 disciplines. A list of athletes who will compete in the Qatari capital will be announced in due course.
Annoucement (3 August)

Valencia Half Marathon 2020 – cancelled
Announcement (30 July)

Nanjing Continental Tour Gold Meeting 2020 – cancelled
Announcement (25 July)

Shanghai Diamond League (19 Sep 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (24 July)

Müller Grand Prix, Gateshead (12 Sep 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (23 July)

ISTAF (13 Sep 2020) – confirmed
“With 3500 spectators instead of 45,000, the ISTAF will certainly be different this time, but it may be a first small step back to normal,” said meeting director Martin Seeber. “We want to set an example for sport and be a beacon for athletics.”
Announcement (21 July)

Hamburg Marathon (13 Sep 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (21 July)

Madrid Half Marathon (4 Oct 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (21 July)

Rotterdam Marathon (24-25 Oct 2020) – postponed
“With pain in our hearts we have decided to reschedule the event due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The NN Marathon Rotterdam is now scheduled to take place on the 10th and 11th of April 2021. Every individual runner with a place in the 2020 edition will be able to use their place in the rescheduled event.”
Announcement (20 July)

Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon (7 Feb 2021) – cancelled
Announcement (20 July)

Meeting Liege (9 Sep 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (16 July)

Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 – postponed
Senegal and the International Olympic Committee have mutually agreed to postpone the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 to 2026. This postponement meets the requirement of responsibility and the concern for efficiency imposed by current circumstances.
Announcement (15 July)

Great Birmingham Run (11 Oct 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (15 July)

Chicago Marathon (11 Oct 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (13 July)

Toronto Marathon (18 Oct 2020) – cancelled
Announcement (13 July)

Athens Authentic Marathon (8 Nov 2020) – confirmed
In accordance with the Protocol for Road Races approved by the Health Committee of the General Secretariat of Sports for Sports and the Ministry of Sports, SEGAS (Hellenic Athletics Federation) and its partners have taken up further actions and announce today that, given the current circumstances, the 2020 Athens Marathon will be staged as planned on 7-8 November 2020.
Announcement (13 July)

Seiko Golden Grand Prix Tokyo (23 Aug 2020) – postponed
Originally set to take place on 10 May, the Seiko Golden Grand Prix – a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting – will now be held on Sunday 23 August. “Only domestic athletes will participate,” read a statement on the meeting’s website. “We are also considering allowing high school athletes to play a role. Details will be announced once they are confirmed.”
Announcement (13 July)

SOURCE: World Athletics

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