2020 Boston Marathon Postponed To Monday, September 14th

March 13, 2020

The 2020 Boston Marathon is being postponed to Monday, September 14th.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was joined by Governor Charlie Baker, Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Athletic Association Thomas Grilk, and President and CEO of John Hancock Marianne Harrison made an announcement regarding the race. 

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"Our expectation -- it's an expectation adn a hope right now --  this date will get us to a safer place in relation to the spread of the coronavirus." This date was noted as a date that the B.A.A. could make work for the runners.

"Our priority right now is making sure the health and safety of the runners, fans, medical personnell, first responders, residents of the Commonwealth, visitors from across the country, and visitors from across the world -- we want to make sure we keep people safe." 

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Marty Walsh noted that "postponing the marathon is a very big undertaking" and all of the towns and cities that the race goes through were broguht in on this decision. The B.A.A. is impressed with the immense amount of work that went into postponing the race and not cancelling it.

The race has always been held on Patriots Day -- a Monday in April. "Our plan is to make the weekend of September 14th a cornerstone and a campaiugn to help businesses and local business recover from this entire episode." 

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Lastly, Marty Walsh highlighted that he discourages anyone from running the course on April 20th. Get ready for September!