Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Championship Qualifier

10. 8. 2020

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships with our 2020 Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon being recognized as a qualifying race!

The spread of the selected marathon events that are part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings creates a truly global series throughout the year, giving runners across the world the chance to be part of a new era of age group marathon running.

Participants in an AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

The qualifying period runs from Oct. 12 2020 – Dec. 31, 2021 – a 14 month cycle for participants to earn up to two qualifying times and a place at the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2022 (venue to be announced by mid 2021).

Tim Hadzima, Executive Director of Abbott World Marathon Majors said:
“The interest and excitement around the series continues to build, and as the second edition is in full swing, we are busy working to expand into new locations for the third year. 

“With the increase in world ranking races, we hope to give even more runners the chance to find a qualifying event within reach, and realize their dream of trying to make it to the world championships.

“Thank you to all our partners and race organizers who help us develop the opportunities for age group runners across the globe.”

For more information on the scoring system and world rankings, visit


The Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) is a series of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world – Tokyo Marathon, B.A.A. Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

For more information, visit

Dear runners!

We would like to inform you that the Volkswagen 25th Ljubljana marathon is POSTPONED to 2021 due to the current situation.

All runners who already paid their entry fees have the two following options:

  • a TRANSFER of the application fee to 2021;
  • a full REFUND of the registration fee.

Please send us your decision by September 20th 2020 via E-mail