All geared up for a marathon in 2020? Here are the latest updates due to the covid-19 situation.


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Unless you are living on a different planet, COVID-19 would definitely have affected you in one way or another. Work From Home (WFH) schemes, social distancing and TraceTogether are just some of the terms that we are adapting to in the last couple of weeks. Businesses are impacted. Even going to ActiveSG gyms - with two rounds of capacity reductions - take some getting used to. Initially, the government imposed a ban on any events with more than 250 persons by end of June; then another bill was passed disallowing any gathering of more than 10 persons until end of April, and subject to a review.

Further ashore, borders are quickly being closed. Malaysia is now on a Movement Control Order (MCO), Thailand is in a state of emergency, Australia has many restrictions and USA and and Europe are having lockdowns and are the new epicentre for this deadly virus. China and South Korea seem to manage to contain the situation. But lack of speed and transparency in Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos may cause implosions to happen. The countries and continents mentioned hold popular races that runners based in Singapore would look forward to.

So, what does it mean now for the active sports communities? Most of the races planned for the first half of 2020 are either cancelled or postponed, with rescheduled dates being bunched up around the last quarter. Refund policies for registration fees, airlines and hotels can be ambiguous or unsatisfactory. Many airlines most recently decided that they would cut international routes. In short, it becomes tough for runners to plan their racing calendar for the remaining part of this year.

If you have not been able to keep up with race postponements and cancellations, our team at RUN Singapore has compiled the list updated as of 1 April.

Marina Run 15 Feb Postponed
Relay for Life - Singapore Cancer Society 15 Feb Cancelled
Run for Light 22 Feb Postponed to 25 Jul
Run for Hope 23 Feb Postponed to 16 Aug
Home Team NS Adventure Race 21 Mar Postponed
Terry Fox Run 22 Mar Postponed
Safari Zoo Run 29 Mar Postponed
Forest Force 50 29 Mar Postponed
2XU Compression Run 5 Apr Postponed
JP Morgan Corporate Challenge 8 Apr Postponed to 26 Nov
Ground Zero Run 19 Apr Postponed to 6 Sep
INCOME Eco Run 26 Apr Cancelled
Sundown Marathon 23 May Cancelled
Tokyo Marathon 1 Mar Cancelled
Barcelona Marathon 15 Mar Postponed to 25 Oct
Seoul Marathon 22 Mar Cancelled
Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji 23-25 Apr Cancelled
Rome Marathon 29 Mar Cancelled
Paris Marathon 5 Apr Postponed to 18 Oct
Boston Marathon 20 Apr Postponed to 14 Sep
London Marathon 26 Apr Postponed to 4 Oct
Ultra-Trail Australia 14-17 May Postponed to 22-25 Oct
Kuala Lumpur Marathon 13-14 Jun As planned
Gold Coast Marathon 4-5 Jul As planned. To review by 19 May

The COVID-19 situation is evolving rapidly.  Postponed races may be rescheduled again, or cancelled. Tune in to the relevant social media channels for further updates.


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