24 August 2020, 10am
The international nature of the marathon and increasingly complex travel options have also been deciding factors behind the decision. In normal times, 140 different nationalities would show up at the start in the Olympic Stadium. Le Champion fully supports the decision taken by the Municipality. The bib numbers for the participants registered so far will be transferred to the 46th edition on Sunday 17 October 2021.
Since the coronavirus outbreak in the Netherlands, Le Champion has had to cancel over 20 events. “We get people moving, but that’s on hold for now. We’re now doing all we can to offer alternatives, some of which are virtual.”
About this, Josu Devasia, Country Head of title sponsor Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said: “We are fully committed to our partner Le Champion and have built a virtual racing app. We hope that all participants will join in the virtual race in the week of Sunday 18 October.” The registration package for the Virtual TCS Amsterdam Marathon has been designed so that the Amsterdam atmosphere can be felt remotely.