The Bath Half Marathon 2020, a 39-year-old running race like the London Marathon, took place on March 15, 2020 even though the UK is in the middle of a corona virus pandemic (COVID-19).
The corona virus has changed the 124-year history of the Boston Marathon. However, Bath Half Marathon, which has the same age of London Marathon, still took place in spite of the risky Covid-19 pandemic.
Bath Half Marathon 2020
Bath Half Marathon 2020 is being run by the community not only in the UK but also in many parts of the world called the “Bravest Run in the World” when it still decided to organize this weekend. According to the schedule, the tournament starts at 11 local time (18 Vietnam time) on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Thousands of athletes have been announced to be taking place despite the severe outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK. As of March 14, 2020, 1140 people in the UK have been infected, 21 have died and 37,746 have been tested for COVID-19.
The COVID-19 epidemic was so severe that the London Marathon, one of the six largest running events in the world, scheduled for April 26, 2020, would also have to be postponed until October 4, 2020. In the latest announcement to the athletes, the organizers of the Bath Half Marathon 2020 wrote:
The London Marathon is still bravely organized in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 has really dealt the pain and all the jobs in the world. Major sports events such as the Premier League, Champions League, major tennis tournaments, Formula 1 racing races, prestigious running events such as London Marathon or Boston Marathon (USA) have all had to change schedules.
Bath Half Marathon was born in 1981, exactly the year London Marathon appeared, is a major charity fundraising race in southwest England. The 2016 tournament raised £ 2.2 million, while last year about £ 2 million was raised. However, this event being held this year can be a cause for Covid-19 spread in the UK.