2020 Two Oceans Marathon Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

The #TOM2020 s the latest event to be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Following an emergency meeting of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC board on Saturday, it was unanimously decided that all Two Oceans Marathon events scheduled for 8-11 April 2020 would be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the global spread of the coronavirus.

RELATED: How Coronavirus Is Impacting Running Events

“We have been monitoring the status of the novel coronavirus pandemic as events have unfolded internationally and locally, and we’ve consulted with public health experts and authorities,” explains Race Director Debra Barnes.

“An event of this scale poses far too great a risk to continue.”

“The health and safety of the competitors, staff, sponsors and the global community are paramount and an event of this scale poses far too great a risk to continue. Guided by this priority and global best practice, the TOM NPC has made the difficult decision to cancel the world’s most beautiful ultramarathon for 2020.”

RELATED: Will Coronavirus Threaten the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo?

Two Oceans Marathon acknowledges that many runners will be disappointed at the cancellation of TOM2020, and is committed to ensuring a spectacular race experience for all role-players at next year’s event.

The organisers stated that runners who had entered the 2020 Two Oceans Marathon will receive direct communication shortly and that further information will be made available in due course.

RELATED: What Runners Need to Know About Coronavirus


READ MORE ON: coronavirus two oceans 2020

Subscribe for notification