Abbott World Marathon Majors
Wanda Age Group Rankings for Series XIII
The Big Sur International Marathon will be partnering with the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) Wanda Age Group World Ranking for Series XIII (October 13, 2019 – October 11, 2020)
ABOUT 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, Virgin Money 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 new 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 has also launched AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings – our first ever global age group marathon ranking system. Qualifying begins in Berlin in September 2018 and will include more than 50 races across the world. The rankings will culminate at the first AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship race taking place in spring 2020.
For more information, visit www.Abbottwmm.com
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ABOUT WANDA SPORTS HOLDINGS
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INFORMATION ON THE ABBOTTWMM WANDA AGE GROUP WORLD RANKINGS FOR SERIES XIII (October 13, 2019 – October 11, 2020)
- Qualifying period runs from October 13, 2019 – Oct. 11, 2020 (AbbottWMM Series XIII).
- One-year cycle for participants to earn two qualifying times and a place at the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2021.
- The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will mark the start and finish of the qualification period for the second year of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings. The World Championships will take place in 2021 with the venue to be announced next year.
- Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
- All official Big Sur Marathon 2020 finishers will receive Abbott World Marathon Majors points. They will need to “claim” them by registering on the AbbottWMM website. There is no cost.
- The spread of the selected marathon events that are part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Agre Group World Rankings creates a truly global series throughout the year, giving runners across the world the chance to be part of a new era of age group marathon running.
Full list of confirmed events for the 2019/2020 Series to be announced in 2019.