After Boston Mayor Marty Walsh cancelled the St. Patrick’s Day parade, area residents started to ask questions about the Boston Marathon. We’re starting to see answers.
David Abel from the Boston Globe is reporting that officials are beginning to pull together a plan that would move the Marathon from its usual Patriot’s Day date in April to sometime in the fall. Holding the race next month is being seen by an increasing number of people as irresponsible, if not impossible.
City officials along with the Boston Athletic Association are considering creating a Monday holiday in September on which the Marathon would be run. Cancelling the race altogether would cost the city a massive amount of lost revenue–to the tune of around $200 million.
You can read the full Globe story here. We’ll be watching as things develop in the coming days.