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September 11th: Running a Marathon for Sanctuary

Ruth Gerson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

It was the coming together of circumstances. It was three kinds of home. My home, NYC, my husband's home, Massachusetts, and Sanctuary, a home for families, people I've met and listened to their testimonies.

Why Now is Always a Good Time to Start

Matt Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Matt Mitchell

Three years ago I signed up to run my first marathon, the world's largest in New York City. It had been 10 years since I had run regularly. I was intimidated, scared of not being able to finish; scared to fail.

NYC Marathon Has 'Unprecedented' Number Of Unfilled Charity Slots

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.25.2013 | Impact

It ranks among the top races to run before you die, but New York’s upcoming marathon has an “unprecedented” number of charity slots available. ...

Best. Marathon. Ever!

Gene Gurkoff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Gene Gurkoff

Last Friday, as many wrestled with the idea of running the NYC Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I submitted a proposal asking that people use Charity Miles to join the marathon from afar, even if only for a few miles.

Marathoners Aid Staten Island With Help From Social Media

Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.

In just hours, social media had made it possible for us to attract interested people, share logistical details, determine their participation and what they could bring, and let them download the precise routes that they would run.

NYC Running on Empty..The Best 'INGs' in Life

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

New Yorkers have made an art out of running. From running up bar tabs to running down pedestrians; from running into ex-boyfriends to running out of patience. But the decision to run or not to run the Marathon -- that was the question.

Redefining Marathon Dreams

Emily Rogan | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Emily Rogan

This was my own personal dream and one I'm not sure now will ever come true. However, had the marathon not been canceled, I am certain I would not have run. How could I face my community and my family and proudly say I ran in the 2012 NYC Marathon?

Natural Disasters, Marathons, Memories and Coming Together in Tragedy

Jay Scott | Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

How could the race go on when people are suffering without shelter, heat, water or food? Would the marathon be a symbol of inspiration and hope, or incite controversy in a city already struggling?

Marathon Hypocrisy?

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Dylan Armajani

Why is okay for the professional sports players to play on Sunday, but not the average person who has trained hard and is getting paid nothing? Why do average people have to make the donations and sacrifices, while the professionals don't?

Bloomberg Can't Win on the Marathon Issue and Doesn't Deserve to

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Shane Paul Neil

With a city in varying states of recovery, a public transit system that was essentially crippled up until Saturday afternoon, blackouts and a death count nearing 50, this clearly was not the time to be hosting the worlds largest marathon.

Bloomberg's Bright Idea: The NYC Marathon vs. the Politics of Legacy

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Kanene Holder

Every year the marathon is a celebration of the human spirit. Unlike other controversies he's been able to spin into praise, perhaps Bloomberg realized this time that he would have to rename the NYC Marathon the NYC Triathlon.

10 Amazing Marathon Moments That Made Us Laugh, Cry, And Cheer

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Why was canceling the NYC Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy such a contentious decision? Well for one thing, we love our marath...

Katherine Bindley

Man Proposes At Canceled Marathon Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.03.2012 | Sports

Like all the competitors who trained for the 2012 NYC Marathon, Hannah Vahaba will not be running the race this year. But she also will never forget h...

Katherine Bindley

New York Marathoners Run 26.2 In Central Park After Cancellation

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

The 2012 New York City Marathon may have been canceled following the controversy surrounding its timing in relationship to the devastation of Hurrican...

NYC Marathon Runners Race To Help Sandy Victims

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 11.03.2012 | Impact

-- A different kind of marathon will take place on hard-hit Staten Island on Sunday, with runners carrying backpacks filled with things like baby wip...

NYC Marathon Off: How Runners Can (and Should) Help With Sandy Relief Efforts

Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Chris Greenberg

With the cancelation of the NYC Marathon there are now upwards of 40,000 able-bodied and strong-willed individuals in the New York area who can still put all of these attributes to good use, including me.

Marathon Off But Knicks, Giants To Play

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.02.2013 | Sports

The New York City Marathon is off, and a marathon ride into the city prompted Dwyane Wade to help those still dealing with the horrendous aftermath of...

A Marathon Day of Community Service

Tara Maller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tara Maller

We should use this moment to demonstrate how New Yorkers and individuals from around the world can come together on short notice to assist those in need. A last minute effort to put together and pull off a massive marathon day of community service would demonstrate the true New York spirit and stellar sense of initiative that New Yorkers are so very proud of about themselves.

Marathon Canceled

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK — With the runners ready but ravaged residents still recovering from Sandy, this weekend's New York City Marathon was canceled Friday w...

New York City Marathon CANCELED

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

Following the outrage incited by the decision to move forward with the New York City Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, organizers announced the...

NO to NYC Marathon 2012

Diana Nyad | Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

You 2012 NYC Marathon entrants, stand up. Make your declaration that you will not run this year. You will instead make contributions, every one of you, to the Red Cross, earmarked for New York City disaster relief.

A Sandy Marathon

Jon Ossoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jon Ossoff

Do we really need a runner's marathon when people in Staten Island are still trapped in their homes, unable to cook or wash themselves, or even find a gas station to fill up their car so they can get out of the Infereno in which they find themselves?

Hotel Owner Won't Evict Refugees For NYC Marathon Runners

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

After the city's controversial decision to move forward with hosting the New York City Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a Staten Island hotel ...

An Open Letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Joyce Ashley | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York
Joyce Ashley

My windows face Central Park West and I feel sick. As far as I can see, massive trucks are assembling to serve the Marathon scheduled for Sunday. I also hear that a priority now is to empty the water in a tunnel needed for the race. A priority?

Runners Join Boycott Of This Year's NYC Marathon

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

"Abuse of Power" read the banner headline of the New York Post Friday morning -- a message aimed at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg who has repe...