Road Race Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that the 2020 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been postponed from June 21 until Sunday, November 22, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officially registered participants will remain entered in the event. If entrants cannot participate in November, they will have the opportunity to receive a refund.
General registration for the 2020 B.A.A. 10K has not opened to the public. Current entrants registered through the B.A.A. Distance Medley and early bird registration for Brigham and Women’s Hospital. More information, including registration dates and event details, will be forthcoming. To secure race entry now and raise money to support Brigham and Women’s Hospital, visit www.runbwh.org/10K.
The 2020 event will be the 10th annual B.A.A. 10K. The event has attracted a sold-out field of 10,000 entrants since 2014, and US Olympian Shalane Flanagan recorded the women’s American record for the distance in the 2016 edition of the race. The flat and fast course starts and finishes at Boston Common, and it is widely known in the running community as the place to run a personal best time. Last year, three course records were established.
The 2020 B.A.A. 10K is the third B.A.A. race to be postponed due to the coronavirus. On March 13, alongside Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the 2020 Boston Marathon had been postponed from April 20 to September 14, 2020 in an effort to safeguard the health of the public. The B.A.A. 5K was also postponed to Saturday, September 12.
The B.A.A. worked with the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reschedule the race.