Become part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings
The Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) is reaching out to all certified marathons globally to invite them to become part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings for Series XIII.
The next series of qualifying events runs from October 13th 2019 to October 11th 2020 with the 16th August 2019 being the entry deadline for marathons. There is no fee to join the Series and more than 100 events across six continents are already signed up for the next cycle. The aim is to continue to grow the global footprint of marathon running and give runners age 40 and above the chance to pit themselves against their peers wherever they are in the world.
Series XII, the first year of the rankings, included more than 50 events for runners to earn ranking points and concludes at the BMW Berlin Marathon on September 29th.
There are 1,000 places on at the inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships which will take place as part of the Virgin Money London Marathon in April 2020. To ensure global representation for the world championships, the top scoring male and female across all age categories from each country in the ranking system will be invited to take part. The remaining places will be equally divided between male and female runners across the nine age categories. The number of places awarded in each age category will be allocated to reflect the number of qualifiers in that age group in the ranking system.
The location for the 2021 World Championships will be announced next year.