Florence Marathon has established itself over the years as an important International Marathon, with a growing number of both Italian and foreign participants. We have also become regular, family-friendly sports and entertainment event that takes place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence. The event has always sought to embody both the city and the race, and over time with experience we have achieved a world class international event.
During 2020, as the months passed, trusting that the COVID-19 global health emergency could improve, we have always continued to promote and prepare the November marathon and side events, working closely with all our stakeholders, following the recommendations dictated by federal, ministerial and local government guidelines.
Two months before the scheduled date of our event, we have assessed the evolution of the international health situation and the status of uncertainties, together with the city authorities. We note that we are not able to achieve our goals of organizing a high quality international event in the city of Florence with complete health and safety security for all those involved.
Therefore, we officially announce, reluctantly, the cancellation of the 37th edition of the Florence Marathon on Sunday 29 November 2020.
Giancarlo Romiti, President Florence Marathon, declares that "COVID 19 seemed to wane in its aggression and leave room for a possible resumption of our events. We have committed to propose to sports and political bodies suggestions to align sports regulations with the organizational prerogatives necessary for international marathon events, constantly continuing to follow the evolution of contagion. Now there is no more time; the conditions and prospects do not allow to feed vain hopes and reluctantly we have to give up the Florence Marathon 2020 and therefore we look forward to seeing you on November 28, 2021 as we begin to plan an even more beautiful and important 37th FIRENZE MARATHON 2021"
On the website www.firenzemarathon.it, you can consult the information about how to manage the 2020 registrations already made; the registered runners will still be personally contacted by our secretariat for the management of the process.