On Thursday, it was announced that the Boston Marathon will be a virtual event for 2020. All registered participants have the option of either running a virtual race or request a refund. At this time, there are no plans of deferring one's entry to 2021.
Personally, though I'm not a race director, a deferment to 2021 would be better than doing a virtual run. I have the utmost respect for the staff at Boston. Having run there in 1999, it is the best race ever that I have taken part in. Just my thoughts on this!
The running world is wondering about the future of our sport. Unfortunately, there will be more races postponed and/or canceled. It could be a Abbott Marathon Major. It could also be your local fun run event. At this point, nothing surprises me these days on cancelations or events moved.
Until this pandemic is snuffed out and a successful vaccine comes along, things are likely to stay the same as it has for the last 75 days since the lockdown began in this area.
Next week, I'll be sharing a non running topic that is deeper than what is normally done on this blog. Have a good weekend everyone!