The BAA announced today that God, Covid-19 and Gov. Baker willing, it will hold the 2021 Boston Marathon on Columbus Day - Monday, Oct. 11.
Officials emphasized the date is still subject to cancellation, like the 2020 and April, 2021 races. In a statement, BAA President and CEO Tom Grilk said:
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. If we are able to hold an in-person race in October, the safety of participants, volunteers, spectators, and community members will be paramount.
Also, many details remain to be ironed out in case the race can be held:
In celebration of the 125th Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. will also offer a virtual race option. Additional details including field size for the in-person race, registration dates, safety measures and protocols, and participant requirements that will be in place will be forthcoming. The event plan will be pending future approval from the eight cities and towns that comprise the marathon route.