Düsseldorf, March 24, 2020. After a long wait, now officially the only correct decision: In view of the current situation regarding the corona virus, the 18th edition of the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf on April 26, 2020 has to be cancelled.
“Due to the current situation, we cannot run the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf on April 26th as planned” explains race director Sonja Oberem from rhein-marathon düsseldorf GmbH.
As a former world class runner, Oberem knows that the participants have been waiting for a decision for days. “This is understandable and I can understand it. But our hands were tied. In the interests of everyone, we couldn’t simply cancel the event without the city’s official decree, for legal reasons. ”
The organizer will now promptly advise representatives of the state capital of Düsseldorf and the partners on how to proceed. “The calendar of the sports city of Düsseldorf is packed with numerous top-class events. Moving the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf to a later date this year will therefore be difficult and would be unfair to the other events. The fact is: we will be back at the start by 2021 at the latest, ”Oberem looks optimistically ahead.
The answers to the most common questions are here.
On April 26th, 2020 the time has come again – walk the most beautiful city on the Rhine with everything it has to offer on 42.195 km.
After starting at the Rheinterrassen, you will pass the Aquazoo after a few kilometers. Then the route makes its way through almost all parts of the city. Then you cross the Oberkasselerbrücke to the other side of the Rhine in a large loop through the noble district of Oberkassel, before continuing over the bridge towards Königsallee.
Keeping a close eye on the futuristic Gehry buildings, the route leads through the iconic zoo district and then heads for the Medienhafen before heading once again along Königsallee towards the destination directly on the Rhine. There you will find the well-deserved finisher medal and the corresponding strengthening.
After the finish, the nearby historic town invites you to celebrate.
With this in mind, RUNDAY IS FUNDAY!