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Update edition 2020: optimism after easing corona measurements

Last night our Prime Minister announced to ease the corona measurements for events. As long as people can maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between themselves, there will no longer be a maximum number of visitors for meetings from the 1st of July. Permit applications for major events such as the TCS Amsterdam Marathon are assessed by local authorities.

For us this means that together with the municipality of Amsterdam we are going to concretize various scenarios. For this, we will do the maximum that is within our capabilities. We hope to provide all registered participants with more clarity about the details of the marathon weekend. We aim to organize an event with an international competition for elite runners, the Dutch Marathon Championship and all recreational distances. However, we are aware that it remains uncertain for the time being whether the TCS Amsterdam Marathon can actually take place. We live in a world where the situation can change from day to day, so we will continue to monitor developments continuously.

Entry remains valid in case of cancellation
In these uncertain times we would like to give our registered participants clarity on the arrangement we will use when the TCS Amsterdam Marathon needs to be cancelled. The prospects seem positive, but the spreading of the coronavirus remains unpredictable. For participants it is good to know where they stand in case the event could not be organized.

If we need to cancel the TCS Amsterdam Marathon due to the corona virus the registration including ordered extras remains valid for the edition of 2021 on Sunday the 17th of October. This also applies if only several parts of the marathon weekend will be cancelled. Based on our general terms and conditions we are not obliged to offer this arrangement, but we would like to make concessions in these extraordinary times. We find it important that you can still accomplish your goals in Amsterdam, in case this will not be possible this year.

The international character of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon with mainly foreign participants is leading for this arrangement. The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is a World Athletics Platinum Label event and therefore belongs to a select group of 12 other international marathons. We make use of a similar arrangement as these large international marathons.

With optimism towards October
For now, we really would like to hold on to the positive developments. More and more is possible and allowed in the Netherlands. As long as we continue to follow the guidelines of the government, we can continue to maintain this rising trend. Therefore, we and our partners involved are hopeful that there will be a TCS Amsterdam Marathon in an adjusted form on Sunday the 18th of October. In the meantime, we hope that everyone stays healthy and fit. Keep an eye on each other!

For questions about registrations we refer to the Q&A below. In case your question is not listed there, please send us a message via this link.

Q: Can I register for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon?
A: Yes, registration for all distances of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon is now open.

Q: If the TCS Amsterdam Marathon is cancelled, will individual participants have their registration fees refunded?
A: If we need to cancel the TCS Amsterdam Marathon due to the corona virus, individual participants can transfer their bib number including ordered extras to the edition of 2021 on Sunday the 17th of October. Refund of the registration fee and ordered extras is not possible.

Q: If the TCS Amsterdam Marathon is cancelled, will members of Le Champion have their registration fees refunded?
A: Members of Le Champion may cancel their registrations and any extras until 7 September 2020. Members can also choose to transfer their bib number to the 2021 edition on Sunday the 17th of October.

Q: If the TCS Amsterdam Marathon does not go ahead, will my business or charity team have its registration fees refunded?
A: Businesses or charities can cancel their registrations until 7 September 2020. If you cancel between 1 May and 7 September 2020, 50% of the costs for the cancelled team(s) and any extras will be charged. After 7 September 2020, there will be no further refund of the registration costs or the costs for any extras. Businesses and charities can also choose to transfer their teams to the 2021 edition on Sunday the 17th of October.

Q: If the TCS Amsterdam Marathon does not go ahead, will my travel agency have its registration fees refunded?
A: Travel agencies can cancel their registrations until 7 September 2020. If you cancel between 1 May and 7 September 2020, 50% of the costs for the cancelled team(s) and any extras will be charged. After 7 September 2020, there will be no further refund of the registration costs or the costs for any extras. Travel agencies can also choose to transfer their bib numbers to the 2021 edition on Sunday the 17th of October.

Q: What if the TCS Amsterdam Marathon continues, but I cannot come to the Netherlands because of a negative travel advice?
A: We are aware that not all registered participants will be able to travel to the Netherlands for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. We ask you to keep an eye on the travel advise when travelling from your country to the Netherlands. If a negative travel advice still applies in October, we will arrange an appropriate arrangement with regards to your bib number.