Mayor Walsh Remaining Cautiously Optimistic About Boston Marathon

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Marathon has been postponed until September, but it’s still not entirely clear if it will happen at all because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The new date for the postponed marathon is Sept. 14, but there are still many obstacles, including how to manage more than 30,000 runners plus spectators.

The Boston Athletic Association is working with local city and town officials on how it can be done safely. The biggest issue would be how to practice social distancing, especially at the start line in Hopkinton.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, however, is remaining cautiously optimistic.

“I still think we got a little time here to look, and obviously we’re watching the trends here to see what the numbers are,” Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio. “We’ve seen them slowly decline over the last fourteen days and we hope that that continues.”

The B.A.A. said its main priority is the health and well-being of members of the community, participants, and volunteers and supporters.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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