The start sign for the biggest racing festival in Latin America, Rio 2020 Marathon, has been given! The registrations for the first lot are on sale now and the greatest addition of this year is the “advanced kit” witch allows runners to start right after other amateur athletes.

The biggest racing festival in Latin America gets to its eighteenth edition from June 11th to 14th, 2020, during Corpus Christi holiday, and lots are available in limited amounts for Half Marathon (21K), Marathon (42k) and “Wonderful City Challenge” (63k = 21k + 42k). This year, in addition to the traditional Basic and VIP kits, the organization releases the Advanced Kit, which consists on the Basic Kit plus the right to start right after the elite squad. Another good new is the possibility of purchasing up to three tickets for VIP runners companions to use the VIP Lounge. Registrations must be done through the official website of the festival: maratonadorio.com.br.

At the time of registration will be possible to buy extra services such as: photo package, ID bracelet and now participants can record their names and time on the medal, receiving it at home.

According to Claudio Romano, CEO of Dream Factory, Rio Marathon organizer in partnership with Spiridon Eventos, the festival begins long before the marathon start. “The Rio Marathon is designed to meet the expectations of this huge community of runners. Our main differential is we know and listen to our audience in order to deliver the best possible experience. That’s why we decided to keep up to 40,000 participants for this edition and created the Advanced Kit, which allows the owner to start right after the elite runners squad, making our portfolio even more complete” said Romano.

Half marathon runners start at Leblon Beach and finish at Aterro do Flamengo. Marathon competidors start and finish at Aterro do Flamengo. For João Traven, Spiridon’s director, the great differential of Rio Marathon is the union of technical skills with Rio de Janeiro’s beauty. “About 60% of our runners are from outside Rio de Janeiro. We are featured on the international street race calendar. That’s why we care about the smallest technical details and show beautiful courses that showcase the best of the city” said Traven.

The 5k, 10k and Gloob kids marathon registrations will open soon.

Kits
Basic: Shirt, chip and chest number + race completion medal for all senior athletes.
Advanced: Shirt, chip, chest number and start immediately after Elite + race completion medal for all athletes who complete the race.

VIP: VIP T-shirt, Backpack, Towel, Visor, Chip, Chest Number, Exclusive VIP Lounge on Kit Pick-up, VIP Area on start with exclusive toilets and luggage storage, start after Elite and VIP runners, finish exclusive restrooms after finish line, buffet, bulk storage, massage and sponsors activities + race completion medal for all athletes who complete the race.

Prices
Half Marathon – Basic (R$ 170,00), Advanced (R$ 270,00) and VIP (R$ 350,00);
Marathon – Basic (R$ 170,00), Advanced (R$ 270,00) and VIP (R$ 350,00);
Wonderful City Challenge – Basic (R$ 355,00), Advanced (R$ 555,00) and VIP (R$ 635,00);

About the Rio Marathon
The tradition and excellence of the event, as well as the unique scenario with the beauties of Rio, helped to place the event among the best in its class in the world. The record number of participants and the diversity of the event consolidates the Rio Marathon as the largest racing festival in Latin America and one of the most wanted events in the world calendar. The Rio 2020 Marathon will take place on June 11, 12, 13 and 14. The event is held and organized by Spiridon Eventos and Dream Factory.