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Hurricane Sandy assistance from NYC Marathoners

November 7, 2012 Runners-Race-Volunteer-Day-New-York-City-Marathon

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It was no big surprise when the New York City Marathon (originally scheduled to run November 4th) was cancelled, while not surprising, some were disappointed. Since many of you are runners, you can understand how exciting an event like this can be, not to mention understand the amount of training leading up to it. It takes a great deal dedication and prep to get ready for the NYC Marathon, so after all that training, who would be okay with just sitting around that Sunday morning? Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the registered runners didn’t want to sit back and instead took to the streets of New York on their own. Many ran a pseudo-marathon, the Run Anyway Marathon, in Central Park. It was a full length marathon that ran four laps around Central Park which, interestingly enough, is how the very first NYC Marathon was run. But what was most impressive was that they channeled their energy to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Runners came together to literally make supply runs, carrying backpacks stocked with items like toiletries, food and water, out to hurricane victims in some of the hardest hit areas. If you’re going to run 26.2 miles, you can’t get any better than doing it while helping someone out. I tip my sweat-wicking hat to the marathoners who volunteered as supply runners and hope that their actions will inspire others. To read more about their efforts, visit

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  1. November 8, 2012 7:11 am

    This is such an inspiring story!

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