Responding to the request of many regular runners who wanted to carry out the mythical race of the EDP Porto Marathon this year, Runporto, together with EDP, sought to provide this possibility, but in a different way, in a virtual way. Thus, all runners will be able to maintain the tradition of participating in the queen race of the entire road race calendar, preserving the rules of physical distance and good practices of control and regulation of the pandemic COVID-19.
EDP Porto's Virtual Marathon
The race is already scheduled! It will be held in the week of 2 to 8 November 2020, with the main objective of motivating and inspiring the community of runners, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
Participants can choose between two distances: the 42 km run or the 6 km mini marathon/ walk and can complete the proposed distances throughout the week from 2 to 8 November. Everyone who finishes the race will receive a digital number, a digital participation diploma and a fantastic physical commemorative medal 🏅.
By running you will also be contributing to the Food Emergency Network.
At a stage where many Portuguese are experiencing serious economic difficulties, EDP Porto's Marathon will collaborate in raising funds to purchase food items to distribute to families in need.
5€ of each subscription goes to the acquisition of food items to be delivered to the Food Emergency Network - Banco Alimentar.
Additionally, participants can help a little more by buying baskets to offer to families in need, supported by the Food Emergency Network, as an extra to their registration (Small Basket - 10€; Medium Basket - 15€; Family Basket - 20€).
Registrations for the event are available at www.maratonadoporto.com.
The competitive aspect is not the only focus of this event, but the results table for both distances will be published by the organization on their website. Each participant must send their result by email to Runporto, which will update the ranking table. The ratings are not official.