World Marathon Majors

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On January 23, 2006, Boston, Virgin London, BMW Berlin, Bank of America Chicago and ING New York City marathons collectively launched the World Marathon Majors – a new series offering a $1 million prize purse to be split equally between the top male and female marathoners in the world. In creating the World Marathon Majors, the organizers of these five races recognized an opportunity to advance the sport, raise awareness of its athletes and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.

In 2013, Tokyo joined as a sixth race the World Marathon Majors.

Each of the six races that make up the World Marathon Majors boasts an international elite field for both men and women, has a mass participatory field completing the same course as the elites, takes place in a major international market, has a history of 25 years or more and is regarded among the very best in the industry. Collectively, the group annually attracts more than 5 million on-course spectators, more than 250 million television viewers, 300,000 applicants and 150,000 participants. It also raises more than $80 million for charity world wide and generates an economic impact of more than $400 million.

In addition to the six races, two other Qualifying Races were included in the series: the IAAF World Championships Marathon and the Olympic Marathon.

The inaugural 2006-2007 series launched at the 110th running of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2006 and concluded on November 4, 2007 at the ING New York City Marathon.

Official World Marathon Majors Web Page

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All Upcoming Marathon Running Race Events

 

Future Marathon Running Race Events

December 2017

BANGSAEN21 HALF MARATHON 2017

Saturday - December 16 - 2017 – THAILAND

BENGALURU MIDNIGHT MARATHON 2017

Saturday - December 16 - 2017 – INDIA

GOA RIVER MARATHON 2017

Saturday - December 16 - 2017 – INDIA

MIZUNO HONG KONG HALF-MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Sunday - December 17 - 2017 – HONG KONG

PISAMARATHON 2017

Sunday - December 17 - 2017 – ITALY

SFAX MARATHON INTERNATIONAL OLIVE TREES 2017

Sunday - December 17 - 2017 – TUNISIA

TAIPEI MARATHON 2017

Sunday - December 17 - 2017 – CHINESE TAIPEI

January 2018

SEA OF GALILEE TIBERIAS MARATHON 2018

Friday - January 05 - 2018 – ISRAEL

CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON AND ARAMCO HOUSTON HALF MARATHON 2018

Sunday - January 14 - 2018 – UNITED STATES

MARATHON BAHAMAS AND HALF RELAY 2018

Sunday - January 14 - 2018 – BAHAMAS

MAUI OCEAN FRONT MARATHON HALF 2018

Sunday - January 14 - 2018 – UNITED STATES

GRAN CANARIA MARATHON 2018

Sunday - January 21 - 2018 – SPAIN

STANDARD CHARTERED HONG KONG MARATHON 2018

Sunday - January 21 - 2018 – HONG KONG

KHON KAEN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2018

Sunday - January 28 - 2018 – THAILAND

February 2018

MITJA MARATO GRANOLLERS 2018

Sunday - February 04 - 2018 – SPAIN

RAK HALF MARATHON 2018

Friday - February 09 - 2018 – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES