Today is April 20, 2020. It was the original day of the 2020 BAA Boston Marathon, until the coronavirus arrived, and then, the marathon moved until September 14, 2020.
The organizers asked the Boston marathon geeks to run at home, and the BAA will see them, hopefully, September 14, 2020.
Message from Boston Marathon
BOSTON (USA): Organisers of the Boston Marathon are encouraging runners to refrain from completing the course for their own safety and to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. “For the first time in Boston Marathon history, we are urging anyone considering running the Boston Marathon course this week to stay home, follow social distancing guidelines, and help flatten the curve. Roads will not be closed to vehicular traffic and groups of runners would divert valuable, urgent resources from the cities and towns along the course. Every year, the Boston Marathon is supported by thousands of medical personnel and first responders from across Massachusetts – we simply could not do it without them. They are there for us through the rain, heat, cold and any ailment that we may be met with from Hopkinton to Boston. Now we must support them as they work the front lines to battle the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the statement from Boston Athletic Association (BAA). The rescheduled Boston Marathon is due to take place on 14 September.
To the Doctors,
Grocery store workers,
We’ll wait to start
Until you reach the finish. pic.twitter.com/HiQHPFJuck
— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 20, 2020