Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon named as one of 50 qualifying events for the inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships
The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings take to the start line
Global tour of qualifying events includes the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon
- Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon named as one of 50 qualifying events for the inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships
- Local and global participants can experience Los Angeles’ iconic Stadium to the Sea race course on March 24, 2019 and qualify for the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships
- Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon entries opened on September 4th.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Sept. 5, 2018 – The Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings will officially launch on September 16 when the 45th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON marks the start of the one-year qualification period for the inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships which will take place in spring 2020.
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+.
From Mexico to Mumbai, Tel Aviv to Toronto and Houston to Helsinki, there will be more than 50 AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Qualifying events. The spread of the selected marathon events 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.
Tim Hadzima, Executive Director of Abbott World Marathon Majors said, “We are very excited to be launching the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings at the BMW Berlin Marathon. More than 125,000 runners aged 40+ participate in AbbottWMM races each year and this new system will allow even more runners to become a part of the AbbottWMM family. Our new system will give runners a chance to run all over the world and all across the calendar on a truly global stage. It will give them a chance to gain recognition like never before.
“We are proud to be working with all our partners to take age group marathon running to the next level and showcase the achievements of these everyday champions.”
The premier AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships will be held as part of the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2020. Welcoming more than 40,000 runners to the start line each year, London is one of the most popular marathons on the planet with more than 414,000 ballot entries for the 2019 edition. Runners can earn a place at the start line of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon through the the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings, and represent their countries with pride and passion.
Abbott, who renewed their title sponsorship of the AbbottWMM in April 2018, extending their partnership to 2023, is proud to be a part of the expansion of mass participation marathon running globally.
“Around the world, Abbott delivers life-changing technologies that help people live fully,” said Chris Miller, divisional vice president, global brand strategy and Innovation, Abbott. “We’re thrilled to help recognize the efforts of marathon runners as they strive to lead their age groups and achieve their personal health goals.”
The ten-year partnership between Abbott World Marathon Majors and Wanda was announced in April 2017 and since then the calendar of events that make up the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings for the inaugural World Championships has been created, with plans for many more events to be added in the coming years.
Twenty-three Wanda/Ironman-produced marathon events will be part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings for the 2018/2019 season. This includes the Rock ‘n Roll marathons in Madrid, Liverpool and multiple cities across the United States, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and the Chengdu Panda Marathon. Other marathons in the series include geographical representation from around the world, such as Helsinki, Moscow, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico City and many more!
[For the full list of qualifying events, please see below]
Hengming Yang, CEO of Wanda Sports Group said, “As a strategic partner, we are very pleased to be part of the inaugural Wanda AbbottWMM Age Group World Championships, and we are very proud that we can help develop the running experience of age group runners across the globe.”
For more information on the scoring system and world rankings, visit www.Abbottwmm.com
“The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is delighted that our world-famous Stadium to the Sea course is a qualifying race for the Wanda AbbottWMM Age Group World Championships,” stated Murphy Reinschreiber, Chief Operating Officer of Conqur Endurance Group. “ Runners from all over the globe are welcome to join us on March 24th to accomplish their personal health and fitness goals, run one of the World’s great marathons, and now possibly qualify for a world championship. ”
Registration for the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is now open. Join 24,000 other athletes on the streets of Los Angeles as marathoners race through the entertainment capitol of the world and experience this city like never before. For more information about the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and race weekend activities, please visit www.lamarathon.com and follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
|Race||Location||Series 12 Race Date|
|BMW BERLIN-MARATHON||Berlin, Germany||16-Sep-18|
|Absolute Moscow Marathon||Moscow, Russia||23-Sep-18|
|Sanlam Cape Town Marathon||Cape Town, South Afirca||23-Sep-18|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon||Motnreal, Canada||23-Sep-18|
|United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Chengdu Marathon||Chengdu, China||23-Sep-18|
|Bank of America Chicago Marathon||Chicago, Illinois, USA||7-Oct-18|
|Kosice Peace Marathon||Kosice, Slovakia||7-Oct-18|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Beijing Marathon||Beijing, China||13-Oct-18|
|Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon||Toronto, Canada||21-Oct-18|
|TCS Amsterdam Marathon||Amsterdam, Netherlands||21-Oct-18|
|SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon||Dublin, Ireland||28-Oct-18|
|ASB Auckland Marathon||Auckland, New Zealand||28-Oct-18|
|TCS New York City Marathon||New York City, New York, USA||4-Nov-18|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon||Savannah, Georgia, USA||4-Nov-18|
|Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||11-Nov-18|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Shanghai Marathon||Shanghai, China||17-Nov-18|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Chongqing Marathon||Chongqing, China||25-Nov-18|
|California International Marathon||Sacramento, California, USA||2-Dec-18|
|Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon||San Antonio, Texas, USA||2-Dec-18|
|Monterrey Powerade Marathon||Monterrey, Mexico||9-Dec-18|
|Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon||Singapore||9-Dec-18|
|Chevron Houston Marathon||Houston, Texas, USA||20-Jan-19|
|TATA Mumbai Marathon||Mumbai, India||20-Jan-19|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon||Phoenix, Arizona, USA||20-Jan-19|
|Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon||New Orleans, Lousiana, USA||10-Feb-19|
|Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon||Tel Aviv, Israel||22-Feb-19|
|Tokyo Marathon||Tokyo, Japan||3-Mar-19|
|United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon||Washington DC, USA||9-Mar-19|
|Chengdu Panda Marathon||Chengdu, China||17-Mar-19|
|Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon||Los Angeles, California, USA||24-Mar-19|
|Sao Paulo Marathon||Sao Paulo, Brazil||7-Apr-19|
|Generali Milano Marathon||Milano Italy||7-Apr-19|
|Santiago Chile Marathon||Santiago, Chile||7-Apr-19|
|Boston Marathon||Boston, Mass. USA||15-Apr-19|
|Marathon de Bourdeaux Metropole||Bordeaux, France||27-Apr-19|
|Virgin Money London Marathon||London, England||28-Apr-19|
|EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon||Madrid, Spain||28-Apr-19|
|St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon||Nashville, Tenessee, USA||28-Apr-19|
|Helsinki City Marathon||Helsinki, Finland||18-May-19|
|Runaway Noosa Marathon||Queensland, Australia||25-May-19|
|Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon||Ottawa, Canada||26-May-19|
|Scotiabank Calgary Marathon||Calgary, Canada||26-May-19|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon||Liverpool, United Kingdom||26-May-19|
|Asics Stockholm Marathon||Stockholm, Sweden||1-Jun-19|
|McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon||Brisbane, Australia||2-Jun-19|
|Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon||San Diego, California, USA||2-Jun-19|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon||Seattle, Washington, USA||9-Jun-19|
|Grandma’s Marathon||Duluth, Minnesota, USA||22-Jun-19|
|7 Sunshine Coast Marathon||Queensland, Australia||4-Aug-19|
|Telcel Mexico City Marathon||Mexico City, Mexico||25-Aug-19|
|Sanlam Cape Town Marathon||Cape Town, South Africa||15-Sep-19|
|Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon||Montreal, Canada||22-Sep-19|
|Absolute Moscow Marathon||Moscow, Russia||22-Sep-19|
|BMW BERLIN-MARATHON||Berlin, Germany||29-Sep-19|