We write to you with heavy hearts to inform you that the Beirut Marathon Association has suspended all its activities until further notice due to the crisis caused by the combined effects of the economic crisis followed by the Corona pandemic.
This was not an easy decision to take, but since the world of Mass Participation Sports Events remains at a standstill, we opted to close our doors until the future becomes less unforeseen and better equipped for our comeback.
Friends, this is not a goodbye. This is a see you later. You made the dream possible by running, giving, supporting and advocating your causes through our platform. You put Lebanon on the international map of sports and made Beirut a destination to run so that all international participants can bear witness to its hospitality and charm. You believed in your abilities and that the human spirit is capable to triumph and break records, and this, in turn, made us believe in the Marathon as a staple in Lebanon, one that gathers people around health, wellbeing, good causes and most importantly, love.
It is a sad day indeed for all of us and for the country, but we know that this shall pass and better days are ahead. We will be ready when that happens. The journey is far from over and it will continue with perhaps different people, but with the same energy, excitement and passion that is indefinitely engraved in our DNA.
Lastly, we hope you are all keeping healthy and doing everything you can to protect yourselves and your families from COVID-19.
You can still reach the Beirut Marathon Association via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you and your families continued good health.