Update Enschede Marathon 2021

Despite the start of the vaccination program, the corona pandemic will unfortunately continue to affect our lives in the coming months. In these expected circumstances, Enschede Marathon, which until now was planned on April 18, will certainly not be able to be organized in its usual form. We think this is a great shame and together with the Municipality of Enschede and other stakeholders are investigating when and how we can organize our beloved event in optima forma within the year 2021. What the event will look like is not clear at this time. The starting tickets of participants who have already registered for 2020 and 2021 will be moved to the new date free of charge.

In addition to a recreational sport event, the Enschede Marathon is also an important stage for top sport. As a World Atletics Label certified competition, we see it as our duty to investigate how we can facilitate top athletes to qualify for the Olympic Games before 31 May. These so-called elite marathon runners can -by criteria set for the Enschede Marathon- possibly run a race in Enschede on April 18.

It will be communicated in the short term whether we can organize a marathon for this exceptional field of participants on April 18 and what possibilities we can offer all other full marathon runners on that day within all measures that are in line with the guidelines of the RIVM.
We will keep you informed!