2021 Boston Marathon Updates

2021 Boston Marathon Updates


125th Boston Marathon FAQs

(Q) When will the 2021 Boston Marathon be held?

(A) The 2021 Boston Marathon will not be held in April and will be postponed until at least the fall of 2021. Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, the B.A.A. will not be able to confirm a fall Boston Marathon date until early 2021. The B.A.A. will continue to meet with its COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group and work with city and state officials, sponsors, organizing committee members, and other stakeholders in preparation for a safe return to in-person racing in the fall.

(Q) When is registration for the 2021 Boston Marathon?

(A) Registration for the 2021 Boston Marathon has not opened. All details regarding registration and field size, pending local regulations and the event plan, will be forthcoming.

(Q) What is the field size for the 2021 Boston Marathon?

(A) Details regarding registration and field size, pending local regulations and the event plan, will be forthcoming.

(Q) What is the status of other 2021 B.A.A. races?

(A) Information regarding other 2021 B.A.A. events, including the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon, will be announced at a later date.

(Q) What is the COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group?

(A) In September, the Boston Athletic Association announced the formation of a COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group, comprised of medical, public safety, and race operations experts, as well as city and state officials. The group will establish a framework to advise the B.A.A.’s leadership, board of directors, and staff on when, and how, the Boston Marathon and other large, in-person B.A.A. road races can be held safely again. More information on the COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group can be found here.