Registration for 2021 Boston Marathon postponed

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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.”

Read more at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/09/03/sports/registration-2021-boston-marathon-postponed/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Endurance+Sportswire+Tuesday+edition&utm_campaign=ESW+Tuesday+9%2F8%2F2020

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