The BAA announced today it's postponing registration for next year's Marathon, which normally begins in September, while a new advisory group considers when the group can even hold a safe race again.
he Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group will recommend strategies that address the health and safety of participants, volunteers, staff, and community members. Recommendations will be developed in accordance with the most current guidelines issued for large-scale events by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. The group will develop framework for the B.A.A. that addresses risk factors specific to the Boston Marathon including size and other local and international considerations for the pandemic. Outcomes, including an updated registration timeline for the 125th Boston Marathon, will be shared.
This year's race was originally postponed from Patriots Day to September because of Covid-19 concerns, then canceled completely.