2020 Boston Marathon Canceled

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For the first time since 1918, the Boston Marathon has been cancelled. The race was originally scheduled for April 20th and then later rescheduled for September 14th but Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh along with officials agreed it would not be possible to host the Marathon this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“The traditional one-day running of the 124th Boston Marathon is not feasible this year for public health reasons. There is no way to hold this unusual race format without bringing large numbers of people into close proximity. While our goal and hope was to make progress and contain the virus and recover our economy, this kind of event would not be responsible or realistic on Sept. 14 or anytime this year,” Walsh said.

The next scheduled Boston Marathon is set for the April Patriots Day in 2021.