Lisbon half marathon postponed to 6 September

in News · 10-03-2020 10:52:00 · 3 Comments

The 30th edition of the Lisbon Half Marathon, scheduled for March 22, will be postponed until September 6, due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

According to the same source from Marathon Clube de Portugal, the race will take place with the same 16,500 registered in the half marathon and 14,000 in the mini marathon (10 kilometers).

The postponement of the most attended race in the country, which crosses the 25 de Abril Bridge, occurs a day after the Government recommended the postponement or cancellation of events with more than five thousand people, due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

“In view of this decision, the organization of the EDP Lisbon half marathon is obliged to postpone the events scheduled for the 21st and 22nd of March,” reads the organization's statement.


Comments:

Expected to fly from Ireland twice to run this after bookings and flights already made for next week. No refund option is disappointing. Its like an open scam with no regard to effort some people have made to come to Lisbon for this event. Probably not do it again. Sign of bad faith.

By Rob browne from UK on 12-03-2020 10:04

I am from Canada and arrived to run the 1/2 marathon. Will I be reimbursed for my registration?

By Dina van den Hanenberg from Algarve on 11-03-2020 08:45

Wielu biegaczy i tak przyjedzie w tym czasie do Lizbony choćby dlatego, że mieli kupione bilety lotnicze i zarezerwowany hotel. Czy jest możliwy odbiór pakietu startowego teraz, nie czekając na nowy termin?

By Grzegorz from Other on 11-03-2020 01:48
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