Half marathon series gives runners more chances to complete their Six Star Journey

The AbbottWMM Global Run Club today launched a virtual six-race half marathon series – The Road to the Majors – to give runners on their Six Star journey additional chances to enter draws for the Abbott World Marathon Majors they still need to accomplish.

For each virtual 13.1-mile race club members complete in one activity, regardless of finishing time, they will earn an additional entry into the Majors draw for which they are eligible. Runners who complete more than one race can choose to put all draw places into one Major or spread them out if they are eligible for multiple draws. The choice is theirs!

Dawna Stone, CEO of Abbott World Marathon Majors said: “We are delighted to launch this new virtual race series to give our global community of runners an additional opportunity to complete their Six Star journey.

“We know our annual race draws are extremely popular, and the half marathon series is something our Global Run Club members have been asking for. By combining both elements we give our runners an extra chance for success in the Majors draws and a race series to train for and enjoy.”

The Road to the Majors Series:

Series Schedule

Race Dates

March Half Marathon

March 12-19 

April Half Marathon

April 2-9 

May Half Marathon

May 7-14 

August Half Marathon

August 20-27 

September Half Marathon

September 3-10 

October Half Marathon

October 15-22 




AbbottWMM Draw Overview*:



No. of Stars you need to enter the draw

Draw Date

Abbott World Marathon Majors Race Date



May 31, 2023

September 24, 2023



June 7, 2023

October 8, 2023

New York City


June 21, 2023 

November 5, 2023



November 15, 2023

March 3, 2024



November 29, 2023

April 15, 2024



December 12, 2023 

April, 2024


All eligible runners with an up-to-date AbbottWMM profile will be given the chance to enter these draws regardless of half marathon participation but completion of one or more half marathon in the series gives them additional entries to increase their chance of success.


Registration for the entire six-race series is open NOW.