The 2020 Galaxy Entertainment Macao International Marathon will be held on 6 December of this year, announced Friday the Sports Bureau.
The 39th Macao International Marathon have 12,000 places available: 1,400 for the marathon, 4,800 for the half-marathon and 5,800 for the mini-marathon.
The marathon and half-marathon courses will set out from the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge, pass by the A-Ma Temple and run along the Sai Van Bridge.
The marathon and half-marathon races will start at 6 am and the mini-marathon race at 6:15 am.
Registrationsfor marathon plus half-marathon and mini-marathon open to public from12 and 13Septemberrespectively.
According to the Sports Bureau (ID), “measures will be adopted according to the pandemic situation.
“In order to provide a safe condition for the participants, the Organizing Committee will pay close attention to the COVID-19 pandemic and will adopt preventive measures according to the guidelines by the Health Bureau”, said a statement from the Sports Bureau.
No information was given about foreign athletes who want to compete in the Macao Marathon.
Due to health restrictions, no foreigners or non-residents are allowed to enter Macao.
However, if the measures continue to be in place until 6 December, the Macao marathon could continue to be held with mainly with local, mainland China and Hong Kong runners.
Ethiopian Tafese Delelegn Abebe won men’s category in the 2019 Macao International Marathon with 02:12:53. Kenyan Hosea Kipkemboi was second with 02:12:57, followed by Ethiopian Tadesse Assefa Zewede with 02:13:21.
In the women’s category, Kenyan Lucy Cheruiyot won the 2019 Macao International Marathon with the time of 02:31:17. Rodah Jepkorir Tanui, also from Kenya, was second with 02:31:23, followed by Un Ok Jo from North Korea with 02:31.44.