BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Monday is Patriots’ Day. But, for the first time in 124 years, there will be no Boston Marathon. The annual spring race was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials have been warning people not to run the marathon route to help stop the spread of the virus. However, some began running the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston Monday morning.
The marathon has been postponed to September 14th because of the pandemic.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said those who are not patient and choose to run Monday are not only putting communities at risk, but also first responders.
While the race will not be happening until September, the Boston Marathon is asking people to share their photos of their marathon memories on Twitter.
"We may not be together tomorrow, but we can still share in the spirit & community that makes the Boston Marathon unique," marathon officials wrote on Twitter Sunday.