We did it! The marathon is off, but now let us all spend this weekend volunteering to help people in the region!
GIF made by Quartz to illustrate the first oil tankers entering New York Harbor last night. Gov. Cuomo said this morning the fuel shortage was due, in part, to a fear that loose shipping containers in the Harbor could put the tankers in harms way as they made their way to the docks to be unloaded.
Runners will show up at the starting line, but will break off en masse at different points of the city to deliver supplies to places hardest hit and without power. This will mean departing from the race, to head to various buildings, running up and down stairs delivering water and canned goods, etc. Runners will show up to the marathon, as scheduled. Runners who want to help should post the words, “I’M HERE TO HELP!” somewhere on their bodies.
The Facebook page is:
NYC Marathon of Relief 2012 (NYC MORE 2012)
On Twitter they are:
The marathon will run on ABC-7, i think 5-6 hrs of continued broadcast.
That’s 5+ hours of advertizement for those sponsors. 5 hours of the camera focused on the runner, with the sponsors logo front and back of the t-shirt. 5+ Hrs of watching the runners pass the barricades with sponsors logo. Someone’s gonna get paid, probably one of Bloomberg’s friend.
BTW, not only will the marathon use up city resources, don’t forget about those chase cars and motorcycles using up gas NYers desperately need. Do you think they waited in line like the rest of us?!
She writes, “I was all set to run the NYC Marathon this Sunday in an effort to fundraise for Girls on the Run, a wonderful nonprofit that brings the joys of running to elementary and middle school girls. My fundraising goal has been met (BIG THANKS to everyone who donated), I’ve trained for four months, and I’m ready.
After horrific damage to the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy, I can’t get to the city due to the severe situation in New Jersey and Manhattan, and even if I could, I’m not sure I would. The city needs its N
Instead, I’d like to run here, donate the money I would’ve spent in NYC to the Red Cross, and maybe have a few friends along. I will be running 26.2 miles, as I planned—but you can run as much as you want! We will be looping Delaware Park’s circle, starting at the Meadow Road entrance (1.78 miles––that’s 14.5 laps, so I’m rounding up to 15) and I will bring a water station, snacks, and a fun sign or two so people know they can join us. Beers will follow!”