In respect to those in need, canceling the NYC marathon was the right move.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
On a blustery Sunday in the middle of Central Park, thousands of people gathered around the skeleton of the NYC marathon finish line.
RunAnyway sprouted it's roots in the wake of the cancellation of the New York City Marathon.
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RunAnyway sprouted it's roots in the wake of the cancellation of the New York City Marathon. After the short notice cancellation, friends Lance and Craig, having raised money for charity, decided they needed to fulfil their marathon miles, but instead would do it in Central Park, using the example of the original NYC marathon back in the 1970’s. It started as a Facebook movement, “Run Anyway NYC Marathon 2012” and immediately drew attention and support by hundreds of others
This is what we wrote in the original info for why we wanted to run anyway.
In respect to those in need, canceling the NYC marathon was the right move. But for those of us who are running for causes or for others, we should finish what we started. We will do it like the old days where we run the necessary amount of times around Central Park to complete 26.2 miles. It's totally understandable for you if you would like not to participate but for some of us, we need to complete our obligation.
To keep our charitable efforts going, we asked our runners to please bring any charitable donations to the start line in aid of our collective effort for Hurricane Sandy relief in Staten Island. In connection with Renaissance Church in Summit, NJ, we were able to raise more than $16,000, and fill more than 5 SUV's full of clothes, food, and supplies for people still recovering in the hardest hit areas of Staten Island.
Riding on the success of 'RunAnyway NYC Marathon 2012', we formed the RunAnyway Foundation and continue our efforts by running for meaningful charities.
RunAnyway was launched on Friday, November 2, 2012… on the eve of the 2012 NYC Marathon….which was cancelled out of respect to those greatly impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
RunAnyway was initially launched to help runners registered for the 2012 NYC marathon fulfil their respective commitments, who together raised millions of dollars in financial support for worthy causes. The founders of RunAnyway felt called to help them finish what they started. As a result of the overwhelming response on “Marathon Sunday,” the founding runners decided to continue the movement to help future runners “run anyway” despite any potential adversities.
- To raise awareness for charities and great causes with the power of social media.
- Connect runners to charities and the resources they need to raise financial support for those charities.
- To build a brand that attracts individuals and organizations to the cause of aiding runners who run for a cause.
- To promote positivity and an unquenchable enthusiasm for endurance running events.
That’s a good question. We do not know for sure. We know there will be a reunion run in 2013 on Nov 1st in Central Park meeting at Columbus Circle at 4pm.
Yes. There will be other RunAnyway sponsored and partnered events. In 2014, we will be hosting and partnering for some big events. Keep checking back for updates.
RunAnyway is a non-profit registered 503c comprised of a group of running enthusiasts who have formed an organization that will allow them to perform their mission as efficiently and effectively as possible.
As interest and resources allow, our plan is to hold RunAnyway events across the United States of America and throughout the world; aiding runners in their efforts to Run Anyway no matter what the cause.
Volunteer- Email info@RunAnyway.net
Subject “Volunteer”. Individuals will be contacted based on event needs.
Run for a Cause- Email info@RunAnyway.net , subject “I want to Run”
Submit a Cause to run for- Email info@RunAnyway.net , subject “Run for a cause”.
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Any Questions, please send to info@RunAnyway.net or call 908-219-9044.