Registration for 2021 Boston Marathon postponed


Participants who hope to run in the 125th Boston Marathon next April will have to wait a bit longer to register.

The Boston Athletic Association announced Thursday the formation of a COVID-19 Medical & Event Operations Advisory Group — comprised of medical, public safety, race operations experts, and city and state officials — to establish a framework to advise the B.A.A. on how the event can be held safely again.

The advisory group will provide a new timeline for registration, which was originally scheduled to take place in September.

The 124th Boston Marathon, postponed from April, will still take place virtually from Sept. 5 to 14.

“COVID-19 has affected mass participation road races in ways that we never could have imagined,” said Tom Grilk, C.E.O. of the B.A.A. and co-chair of the advisory group. “Convening this cross-sector group of professionals with decades of experience in epidemiology, viral infection, mitigation strategies, and our own race operations was entirely necessary to begin planning for the 125th Boston Marathon.”

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