According to News Center Maine, the Boston Athletics Association plans to hold a virtual Boston Marathon.

This virtual race, which will be open to 70,000 runners, will be held in addition to the in-person race.  Both will be held on Monday, October 11th, 2021.

Both races are in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the world famous race.

In addition to the milestone anniversary, they are holding a virtual version of the race due to the uncertainty of how many people they will be allowed to have at the traditional event.  Due to the pandemic, the event has already been moved from its normal Patriots' Day date in April to the October date.  But, due to the fluidity of the situation (we are in week 50 of the 2 week lockdown to flatten the curve, after all) no one is really sure what the situation will look like in October.

Hopefully, between the vaccines and natural herd immunity, we'll see a return to normalcy by early summer.

If you would like more information about the virtual race, you can click HERE.

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