Friday, November 2, 2012

My offer to NYC Marathon runners

It's official. The NYC Marathon is canceled. I hope all the resources allotted for the race will now go to help rebuild the city as fast as possible. I hope the holding area in Staten Island is used as a safe haven for those that have been displaced.

But if you have trained and want to race Sunday (Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k), come down to Raleigh, NC.

Here's what I can offer:

1. Ride to and from the airport (RDU) on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

2. Recommendations for cheap lodging near the start of the race (Days Inn a mile from the start/finish is $60)

3. A great post race party at the Busy Bee Cafe (they are having a pasta dinner Saturday night as well)

Here's more information about the race: City of Oaks Marathon (I'll be running the 4-man relay for Capital RunWalk)

I'm dead serious. If interested, email me at writingaboutrunning@gmail.com (or call me to work out logistics)


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3 comments:

  1. Pat, thanks for your generous offer. I was never running NYCM but I know many runners appreciate it and I am trying to convince them to take you up on it!

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  2. Laura, Thanks for the note. Definitely have them get in touch! The running community here is great and is happy to help.

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  3. If the race offered day of registration and packet pickup I would be on a flight. But the flights arriving in the morning are significantly more expensive.
    Or, if Bloomberg had canceled earlier, I could have flown on Friday.

    Thank you for your hospitality and I extend the same to you if you race in San Diego.

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