RunPorto, which organises all the races, announced that it made the decision to postpone its events that were scheduled until the end of September, after analysing “the recent data regarding the current state of public calamity caused by the new coronavirus”.
The Porto half-marathon will now be moved from 20 September, 2020 to 19 September, 2021, Braga from 6 September, 2020 to 9 May, 2021 and Matosinhos from 26 July, 2020 to 20 May, 2021.
The Father’s Race, scheduled for 5 July, has now been transformed into an online edition on the same date, with a meeting in the virtual world. The 10 km race or 5 km walk can now be covered individually, avoiding group participation, anywhere in the country.
“At this moment, there are no conditions for mass events. This is the recommendation of the Portuguese authorities in collaboration with public health entities. It is with the safety of everyone, participants, collaborators and volunteers in mind, that this difficult situation has led to this decision,” explains RunPorto.
In relation to the events that have been postponed to 2021, three amendments are proposed to participants already registered: transfer the registration to the 2021 edition, transfer the registration to the 2022 edition or change the registration holder.
For the time being, there is no change to the calendar set for 1 October onwards, with the Porto marathon still due to take place on 8 November.