After working long and hard to make the Boise Marathon happen as a certified Boston and New York qualifying event, the City of Boise has informed us that they will not be issuing permits to allow the Marathon to happen in 2020.
The Boise Marathon event team has been working closely with the Central District Health Agency, local partners, and the City of Boise to create strong and versatile operation procedures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. After creating a proposal that included removing the finishing festival, delayed starts, and a plethora of other responses to the Pandemic, the City of Boise has determined that it will not be allowing the marathon to proceed as an in-person event.
It is with a heavy heart that the Boise Marathon team must cancel this event for the 2020 year. All participants will be offered full refunds or the opportunity to run the marathon virtually and roll their registration over into next year’s event, free of charge.
We know this news comes with immense disappointment and agitation for many of you! We were as excited to host this event as you were to run in it. We hope that you will be able to join us in next year’s event and remain optimistic about events returning to normal in the coming future!
Jonathan Segali & Cae Odell
CEO & Events Director