AbbottWMM Global Run Club launches The Road to the Majors

February 16, 2023

Half marathon series gives runners more chances to complete their Six Star Journey


February 16, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The AbbottWMM Global Run Club today launched a virtual six-race half marathon series – The Road to the Majors – to give runners on their Six Star journey additional chances to enter draws for the Abbott World Marathon Majors they still need to accomplish.

For each virtual 13.1-mile race club members complete in one activity, regardless of finishing time, they will earn an additional entry into the Majors draw for which they are eligible. Runners who complete more than one race can choose to put all draw places into one Major or spread them out if they are eligible for multiple draws. The choice is theirs!

Dawna Stone, CEO of Abbott World Marathon Majors said: “We are delighted to launch this new virtual race series to give our global community of runners an additional opportunity to complete their Six Star journey.

“We know our annual race draws are extremely popular, and the half marathon series is something our Global Run Club members have been asking for. By combining both elements we give our runners an extra chance for success in the Majors draws and a race series to train for and enjoy.”

The Road to the Majors Series:

Series Schedule Race Dates
March Half Marathon March 12-19
April Half Marathon April 2-9
May Half Marathon May 7-14
August Half Marathon August 20-27
September Half Marathon September 3-10
October Half Marathon October 15-22

AbbottWMM Draw Overview*:

Major No. of Stars you need to enter the draw Draw Date Abbott World Marathon Majors Race Date
Berlin 3/4/5 May 31, 2023 September 24, 2023
Chicago 3/4/5 June 7, 2023 October 8, 2023
New York City 3/4/5 June 21, 2023 November 5, 2023
Tokyo 4/5 November 15, 2023 March 3, 2024
Boston 4/5 November 29, 2023 April 15, 2024
London 3/4/5 December 12, 2023 April, 2024

* All eligible runners with an up-to-date AbbottWMM profile will be given the chance to enter these draws regardless of half marathon participation but completion of one or more half marathon in the series gives them additional entries to increase their chance of success.

Registration for the entire six-race series is open NOW.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Lorna Campbell

Head of Communications, Abbott World Marathon Majors



The Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world – Tokyo Marathon, B.A.A. Boston Marathon, TCS London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

Encompassing an annual series for elite runners and elite wheelchair athletes, AbbottWMM also applauds the achievements and passion of everyday champions from around the world. The AbbottWMM Six Star System is an online results hub that celebrates every runner who has completed from one to six of the races in the series and encourages them to ‘Reach for the Stars’.

The AbbottWMM launched the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings in 2018 and the third AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship race will take place on October 08, 2023 as part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

The AbbottWMM Global Run Club launched in August 2020 and aims to bring together the global community of marathon runners on a virtual platform.

For more information, visit www.Abbottwmm.com


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