Boston Marathon Officially Canceled
The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. The marathon was previously postponed from April 20 to Sept. 14 because of the Coronavirus. The Boston Athletic Association announced the decision to cancel the 2020 Boston Marathon Thursday, May 29th. They reported that in place of the physical road running event, the marathon will be held virtually. According to the event’s website, participants must complete the 26.2 mile distance in six hours and provide proof of timing. They’ll have between Sept. 7 and Sept. 14 to complete their race. Along with the virtual race, online activities and panels will be planned in order to celebrate what the BAA is now calling “Marathon Week.” If you did register for the initial race, you will receive a full refund of your entry fee.