Report: Boston Marathon Organizers To Postpone 2020 Race Due To Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

WCVB is reporting that the 2020 Boston Marathon will be postponed due to COVID-19. The race will reportedly be moved to the fall.

Although an exact date has yet to be determined the sources are claiming that September is looking to be the month selected. WCVB also reports that legislators are trying to push to create a holiday in the fall so the race can be held on a holidy, but that bill would have to go through the same approval process as other bills.

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The 124th race was scheduled to take place on Patriots Day, April 20, 2020. In the race's history it has only been canceled or postponed once -- when a military relay race was held during World War I in 1918.

According to the Boston Athletic Association's Race Updates, the most recent one on March 11, 2020 stated: "The Boston Athletic Association continues to meet and work closely with city and state officials involved in the Boston Marathon. Our collective priority is the health and safety of residents, participants, and all who come to Massachusetts for this worldwide event. As this situation is rapidly evolving, details will be forthcoming."

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A decision on the date of the event should be expected by the end of the week.