Will the 2020 Boston Marathon Go On? – Women’s Running


Other big events have been postponed or canned because of the coronavirus, but officials at the Boston Marathon haven’t announced if the 124-year-old race will go on.

After Boston officials announced on Monday that the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is canceled due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus, many runners wondered if it might be a precursor to cancellation of the 2020 Boston Marathon, scheduled for April 20. But Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said on Tuesday, “We’re not there yet.”

Speaking about the spread of COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) on the “Greg Hill Show,” Walsh said, “the marathon is something we’re having conversations about. There’s been three or four canceled around the world. We’re not there yet, but we still have many conversations to have.”

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