Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Mexico City Marathon opens registration for 2023

The Mexico City Marathon will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug.27, 2023, and registrations for the event opened Thursday.

Organizers explained that registration is opening early to allow participants enough time to train and be able to complete the 42-km race, with the goal of increasing the number of finishers. The event had over 19,000 participants in 2022 and more than 20,000 are anticipated for next year.

This year the Ethiopian runner Amane Beriso Shankule won the women’s race with a time of two hours and 25 minutes  and the Kenyan runner Edwin Kiprop Kiptoo won the men’s with a time of two hours and 10 minutes. The maximum time allowed to finish the race is six hours.

The cost of registration before Dec. 31, 2022, will be 650 pesos (US $33), and starting Jan. 1, 2023,  will go up to 700 pesos (US $34). Foreign runners will have to pay US $100.

Registration will close on Wednesday, Aug. 23 and after that, registrations can only be purchased through foundations supporting the marathon at the Expo Marathon.

The Mexico City Marathon is the only race in Latin America to be listed as “elite label” by World Athletics

With reports from Milenio

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Refugees displaced by an armed attack on their Chiapas town stand in the bleachers of a open air sports court and look at proceedings below through a protective wire fence

Over 4,000 residents flee Chiapas town following armed attack

Thousands in the Chiapas town who fled a June 4 armed attack by a criminal group refuse to go home until authorities can ensure their safety.
A revive crew hard at work renovating a mangrove

Meet the Veracruz reforesters bringing back natural ecosystems

Mexico's Caribbean coast is being restored tree by tree thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers.
An endangered vaquita swimming in the ocean

May vaquita porpoise survey finds fewer specimens than in 2023

The survey, which takes place annually in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California, recorded the lowest-ever number of individual vaquitas.