19 April 2013


The sports of running is often associated with fundraising or solidarity, to support some noble causes.  With the bombing at the Boston Marathon this past Monday, this weekend is packed with various such organized runs.  Due to temporary work and prior commitments, I cannot make to most of the events but hope that you can.  I've been running in support of the 4/15/13 Runners United To Remember the past few days, even got around to printing out the bib for the "event" and wearing it during yesterday's morning run.  The Facebook event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/318199378309189/319623684833425/

Greetings from Coney Island - Wonder Wheel, Astrotower, and Cyclone.

I was going to run to the eastern end of Coney Island's Boardwalk, but it was closed.  The sweater is from a NYRR 25K and 4-Miler race and the cap is from a NYRR NYC Marathon, both from the 1990s.

If you'd like to join others in a run, check out this event on the 21st:

NYC Runs for Boston
10 AM Sunday 21 April, Columbus Circle

Likewise, the NY Flyers running group is holding a run for the same purpose, on Saturday.  The event is open to all runners, not just members of NY Flyers.

NY Flyers
8 AM Saturday 20 April, Columbus Circle

Last but not least, NYCRuns, which I work for on many weekends, is hosting a virtual 5K fundraising run for The One Fund Boston.  By participating in the virtual 5K, you'll get a chance to win free entry into every races that NYCRuns sponsor, for the rest of 2013.

NYCRuns Virtual 5K
Ongoing until 2:50 PM Monday 22 April 

But wait, there are more!

Compatriots 5K, 10:30 Saturday the 20th, Reebok CrossFit, 37th St. and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

Run in Solidarity with Boston, 3 PM Sunday the 21st, Tavern on the Green
Runners in this event are encouraged to register with the NYCRuns Virtual 5K

I am sure there are other events, free/donation suggested/fundraising in nature, please add them as Comments.

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