RACE UPDATES

LAST UPDATED: APRIL 1, 2020

All official registered participants in the 2020 Boston Marathon, which was originally scheduled for April 20, 2020 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain entered as registered participants in the 2020 Boston Marathon scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020. If a participant cannot make the event, for any reason, they may elect to receive a refund for entry fees associated with the Boston Marathon.

The B.A.A. 5K, originally scheduled for April 18, has been postponed to Saturday, September 12, 2020. Participants in the B.A.A. 5K will also be provided with the opportunity to receive a refund and will be emailed next steps in the coming days.

More information can be found on our Postponement FAQs page and media advisory

MARCH 18, 2020

All participants who were registered to run the 2020 Boston Marathon scheduled for April 20 will be automatically entered in the postponed race now scheduled for September 14.

The Boston Athletic Association is carefully considering all options for those who may not be able to participate in September and will be in touch with all registered participants with more instructions. Due to the pace of change and dislocation being faced by the people and organizations we work closest with, we, unfortunately, do not have solutions to every question just yet.

We will address all issues and questions as quickly as we can with the goal of being fair to all. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we encourage participants to direct any questions to FAQ2020@baa.org.

MARCH 13, 2020

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has been meeting regularly with city and state officials to discuss all updates related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency on March 10, 2020. In consideration of this and guided by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh along with state and municipal government leaders at all levels to undertake all possible measures to safeguard the health of the public, the B.A.A. understands the city’s decision that the Boston Marathon cannot be held on April 20, 2020. We offer our full support to take all reasonable efforts to postpone the 124th Boston Marathon to Monday, September 14, 2020. 

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we know there will be many questions that we will look to answer in the coming days. We’ve set up a new email to respond to your questions as best we can: FAQ2020@baa.org.

MARCH 11, 2020

The Boston Athletic Association continues to meet and work closely with city and state officials involved in the Boston Marathon. Our collective priority is the health and safety of residents, participants, and all who come to Massachusetts for this worldwide event. As this situation is rapidly evolving, details will be forthcoming.

MARCH 9, 2020

The Boston Athletic Association continues to meet and work closely with city and state officials to ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon. We have been carefully monitoring updates related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and as local and national developments come to light have been planning under the guidance of health and municipal agencies. We will continue working with city and state officials, and we will closely follow updates from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDepartment of Public Health, and World Health Organization. The B.A.A. will adhere to policies put forth by the federal, state, and local governments.

The B.A.A. will continue to monitor the situation closely. We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions including regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing signs of illness.

MARCH 6, 2020

The Boston Athletic Association has been working in close, daily coordination with city and state officials to ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon. We have been carefully monitoring developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and incorporating this information into planning for the 2020 Boston Marathon. We will continue working with city and state officials, and we will closely follow updates from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDepartment of Public Health, and World Health Organization. The B.A.A. will adhere to policies put forth by the federal, state, and local governments.

The B.A.A. will continue to monitor the situation closely. We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions including regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing signs of illness.

MARCH 2, 2020

The Boston Athletic Association works in close coordination with city and state officials to ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon. The B.A.A. is carefully monitoring developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the 2020 Boston Marathon is proceeding as planned. We will continue working with city and state officials, and we will closely follow updates from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDepartment of Public Health, and World Health Organization. The B.A.A. will adhere to policies put forth by the federal, state, and local governments.

The B.A.A. will continue to monitor the situation closely. We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions including regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding close contact with anyone showing signs of illness.