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Marathon for Sandy Relief

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

Tara McCabe

THE STORY:

It's a long road ahead! Not the marathon, but the relief & recovery efforts of Hurricane Sandy which affected 60 million people on the east coast, including my home city of NYC & home state of NJ which suffered severe destruction. As damage is still assessed, the American Red Cross is already helping those in need & can only do so through support like yours.

When I completed my last long training run this month covering the beauitful length of Long Beach Island's 18 miles, I could not have imagined the images of those same streets covered in floods or sand and homes so damaged. When I completed my last marathon in May enjoying the shore's boardwalks, I could not have imagined all that would be lost to the sea or storm in neighboring towns. And when I signed up to run my 5th NYC and 8th Marathon, I could not in my wildest dreams have imagined the tragedy that would strike NY, NJ and our surrounding areas this same week.

Many will say, and I somewhat agree, that holding the race within a week of Sandy's destruction is just too soon. (Most of those have likely also said that running a marathon anytime is just insanity, which I also tend to agree with). So, if the show will go on, let it be, as it always silently is for me, for a greater cause.

"To whom much is given, much is expected."

Thank you, and stay safe tonight.

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