ABU DHABI 11 October 2020: The 2020 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, 11 December, has been postponed to next year.
Following lengthy discussions with the organiser, Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), and race title sponsor Adnoc, the third edition of the marathon will now take place in 2021, due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff and the many partners and communities that support the event.
Thousands of runners have already signed up to compete in the UAE’s capital sporting event but due to the evolving situation relating to the global pandemic of Covid-19, the public’s health and safety remains the number one priority of the organisers.
The organisers are currently working through a detailed planning process to deliver the marathon on a new scheduled date. All registered runners will receive updates via email and all announcements will be communicated via the official website www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com and social media channels.
Aref Hamad Al Awani, Secretary General of ADSC, said implementing safety standards and precautionary measures in every event staged in the capital city was their utmost priority, said Wam.
“We are deeply committed to implementing the highest safety standards and precautionary measures in all global and community sporting events held in Abu Dhabi. This is based on the instructions of the competent government agencies emphasising great attention to the safety and health of everyone.” “Under its exceptional efforts in managing the optimal handling of the crisis and with the joint coordination with all concerned parties led us to postpone the third edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon from December 2020 to 2021, in the context of ensuring the safety of everyone.”