After a week of devastation, uncertainty, arguments, and division, a few friends of mine and I decided we wanted to do something to help get NYC, our home, up and running again.
NYC was delivered a massive blow this past week, as Hurricane Sandy ravaged our boroughs, in what is estimated to be the worst storm in our city’s history.
Through the devastation, one thing remains constant. What makes New Yorkers unique is our spirit. We come from everywhere - a real melting pot of trials and triumps, successes and setbacks. Our common thread is our sense of resiliency, our ability to bounce back, better than ever.
Many runners were slated to run Sunday, November 4, in the world’s largest road race. Never is the city’s spirit more alive and apparent than the New York City Marathon. It is a day of hope and happiness, a day when people feel like the sky’s the limit. Unfortunately, the very event which is universally recognized as a driver of hope and happiness, created argument and separation, and was ultimately cancelled by the officials.
In an effort to reunite our city, we want to bring NYC up and running again! We will start the day bright and early with running the original NYC Marathon course in Central Park, self supported, as a statement to our belief that running is not a problem, but a solution. Team members will then spend the rest of the day helping the relief efforts in a way most meaningful to them. Some by helping directly in devastated places like the Rockaways, some by continuing the fundraising effort.
We pledge your support of our belief and our city! Come up with the maximum contribution you can give 26.2 times and show your support. All proceeds will be allocated to the hurricane relief efforts, via the American Red Cross.