According to the Boston Athletic Association, the 125h Boston Marathon has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. The long time marathon traditionally takes place throughout the streets of Boston and surrounding towns on Patriots Day. Normally the Boston Marathon draws a large crowd of runners and spectators, which makes social distancing hard.

At this time, there is a tentative date of Monday, October 11th, 2021. However, that could change pending Massachusetts Covid numbers and reopening plans.


“We announce the 2021 Boston Marathon date with a cautious optimism, understanding full well that we will continue to be guided by science and our continued collaborative work with local, city, state, and public health officials,” said Tom Grilk, President and C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “If we are able to hold an in-person race in October, the safety of participants, volunteers, spectators, and community members will be paramount.”


“Massachusetts continues to fight COVID-19 and distribute vaccines across the Commonwealth, and with brighter days ahead, we are looking forward to getting back to a new normal in 2021,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We will continue to work with local partners and the B.A.A. to monitor the situation and remain hopeful that the 125th Boston Marathon can take place this October.”


The Boston Athletic Association will be offering a virtual race option. Further details such as registration, protocols, and requirements will be announced at a later date.


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