Paris Half-Marathon postponed to September 5, 2021

Published by Alexandre G. · Updated on 17 November 2020 at 13h32 · Published on 17 November 2020 at 12h56
After cancelling Paris Half-Marathon 2020 over the Covid-19 epidemic, Amaury Sport Organization announces they will expect runners in 2021 on the fifth of September. Usually held in early spring, the race has been postponed to September to prevent it from being cancelled another time due to the health crisis.

Paris Half-Marathon will take place in 2021. This Tuesday November 17, 2020, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), entrusted with the organization of Paris Half-Marathon, announces the edition 2021 of the race will take place on September 5 in Paris. With the novel coronavirus epidemic currently spreading across the world and especially France, running lovers and skilled runners in town have not been able to run races since March.

But how to explain this change of dates? For regulars, the two races of Paris Half-Marathon and Paris Marathon are usually held in early spring, naming starting from March. The organisation in charge of the event explains the health crisis caused by Covid-19 has cancelled the 2020 edition for both races and postponed the 2021 sporting events.

Therefore, ASO's goal is not to change the oragnization of these two races cancelled over coronavirus. No new dates were announced so far, because of the health context. This explains why Paris Half-Marathon 2021 is postponed to September 5, 2021. Paris Marathon will take place on October 17, 2021.

On August 12, 2020, Amaury Sport Organisation, the event organizing committee announced Paris half-marathon is cancelled, as it was initially postponed to October 18, 2020.

Of course, the cancellation of Paris Half Marathon 2020 comes as the health situation is once again worsening. First postponed to September 6, this is the second delay due to coronavirus.

All in all, 44,000 runners were expected this Sunday morning in front of the Gare d’Austerlitz railway station for the start of the race. Until then, organizers have decided not to cancel the race, making sure they will remain thorough. The ASO claimed they will remain “attentive to any recommendations that may be made by the health authorities”, yet without giving details as for concrete actions they intend to lead to sustain the event.

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