Organizers of the postponed Xiamen Marathon transformed the event into a virtual race. Participants can complete races on their own at distances of five kilometers, 10 kilometers, a half-marathon or a full marathon. The virtual event ran between December 31 and January 6.
Virtual participants who submit their results to Xiamen Marathon organizers are eligible to receive an official event medal for the Xiamen Marathon Online Race.
More than 265,000 participants have signed up and more than 189,000 have already completed their runs. This event marks the third online race launched by the Xiamen Marathon Organizing Committee.