In 2022, the San Francisco Marathon will be partnering with the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) Wanda Age Group World Ranking for Series XIII

Information on the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings for Series XXII (dates to be determined)

  • Qualifying period: The 4th Edition qualifying cycle starts January 1, 2022, and will finish at the end of the year, culminating at the World Championships in the spring of 2023 – location TBD.
  • One-year cycle for participants to earn two qualifying times and a place at the AbbottWMM.
  • Wanda Age Group World Championships in 2022.
  • The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will mark the start and finish of the qualification period for the second year of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings. The World Championships are to take place in the spring of 2023, location TBD.
  • 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+.
  • All official San Francisco Marathon 2022 finishers will receive Abbott World Marathon Majors points. They will need to “claim” them by registering on the AbbottWMM website. There is no cost.
  • The spread of the selected marathon events that are part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Agre 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.
  • The AbbottWMM Wanda VIRTUAL Age Group World Rankings offers participants in virtual marathons hosted by our partner races the chance to earn a position in our dedicated virtual rankings platform. Learn how it works.

Full list of confirmed events for the 2021/2022 Series is to be announced when available.


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About Abbott World Marathon Majors

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.
Encompassing an annual series for elite runners and elite wheelchair athletes, AbbottWMM also applauds the achievements and passion of everyday champions from around the world. The new AbbottWMM Six Star System is an online results hub that celebrates every runner who has completed from one to six of the races in the series and encourages them to ‘Reach For The Stars’.
Due to so many event cancellations as a result of COVID-19, dates of all championship series are to be announced.
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