Vic Falls Marathon Quailifying Event
Abbott World Marathon Majors
It is with great delight that we can announce that due to the new date change to December, the 2020 and the 2021 Econet Vic Falls Marathon falls within the 3rd edition of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Ranking Series and is officially recognized as a qualifier to this highly acclaimed International Series.
Tim Hadzima, Executive Director of Abbott World Marathon Majors said:
“The interest and excitement around the series continues to build, and as the second edition is in full swing, we are busy working to expand into new locations for the third year.
“With the increase in world ranking races, we hope to give even more runners the chance to find a qualifying event within reach, and realize their dream of trying to make it to the world championships.
“Thank you to all our partners and race organizers who help us develop the opportunities for age group runners across the globe.”
For runners wishing to participate in this World Series, the following needs to be noted.
- Qualifying period for the 3rd edition runs from Oct. 12, 2020– Dec. 31, 2021
- Fourteen-month cycle for participants to earn up to two qualifying times and a place at the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2022.
- Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
- The spread of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group Qualifying Events creates a truly global series throughout the year, giving runners across the world the chance to be part of a new era of age group marathon running.
- Due to the extended length of the 3rdedition of the world rankings to take us through to the end of 2021, some marathons will have their 2020 and their 2021 events included in the same qualifying period.
- Where a race is featured twice in the one ranking period, runners can score points in both editions and use them as their two point-scoring races.
Wishing all participants the very best of luck and glad you’re using our event as a qualifier to this fabulous series.
Victoria Falls Marathon Qualifying Event
It is also with great delight that due to the December date change this year that the Econet Vic Falls Marathon will fall within the qualifying period for the 2021 Comrades Marathon.
Due to the cancellation of the Comrades Marathon this year and next year being its 100th Celebratory year, we have already had a number of queries in this regard from runners looking to be part of this awesome Ultra Marathon.
A reminder if you’re one of those runners, you need to do the VFM in under 4h50 to be able to qualify for Comrades though, so best of luck and get those running shoes on!!