The Around the Bay Road Race 2020 has been cancelled. It was postponed from March to November due to concerns about Covid-19. Organizers have now cancelled it entirely for this year as the numbers of Covid cases increase yet again and there are restrictions on gatherings. This would have been the 126th run of the oldest road race in North America. This is a popular event in the North End. Neighbours come out to cheer on runners as they pass through and share vicariously in the exhilaration of the runners while they are still fresh. It is hoped that the race can be run next March – but that may have to change yet again.