124th Boston Marathon Postponed to September 14th due to COVID-19 Concerns
The health and wellness of Boston Marathon runners, the community and our employees is always our top priority. In light of the State of Emergency declared and following direction from the City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts to safeguard the health of the public, the 124th Boston Marathon has been postponed until Monday, September 14, 2020.
The Marathon is an important event for our community and a cornerstone of John Hancock’s work to foster a healthier, more equitable Boston. We know this is disappointing news to many who have worked hard to qualify, train and raise money for non-profits.
However, we believe we all have a responsibility to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by following guidance issued by the medical community and government officials.
We appreciate this news impacts the John Hancock Elite Athlete Team who had planned to run in April. We value our relationships with the world’s best runners and hope to welcome them back to Boston in September and in the years to come.
The Marathon is the pride of our City and our company – we look forward to cheering on 2020 runners this September.
Registered participants and volunteers will receive additional information in the coming days. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, further details will be forthcoming. Please refer to the B.A.A.’s website for the latest updates.
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