To run, or not to run?
November 2, 2012 7:12 AM   Subscribe

Last year 8,000 people volunteered as part of the marathon, 4,500 pounds of pasta were served at the pre-race pasta dinner, 32,040 gallons of Gatorade were handed out, and 62,370 gallons of Poland Spring Water was made available to runners who splashed it on their faces while throwing 2.3 million cups on the ground. It doesn’t take much imagination to realize that there might be some people who could use food and water in the wake of one of the worst natural disasters to hit the northeast in modern history. There is much debate today over the decision to hold the NYC ING Marathon this Sunday, which uses city resources as at a time when the city is still crippled by Hurrican Sandy. From facebook pages pleading to Cancel the Marathon to Viewpoints here, here, and here, it's clear that many don't feel prepared to play host while there is so much suffering.
posted by jennababy (0 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: The marathon is a hugely contentious issue and if we're going to have a post about it, it's got to be a little more factual and a little less "everyone thinks this" about the whole situation. We'd like a post about the marathon but it will have to be different from this. -- jessamyn


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