ING NYC Marathon Updates, October 31, 2012, release from NYRR, note by Larry Eder

ING NYC Marathon, 2011, 
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This is the most recent update, posted at 8 am on October 31, 2012.  From some friends of RBR who have sojourned to Manhattan from Boston, we were told that highways in CT were pretty open-no one was on the highways. Once they got to Manhattan, the area around the Hilton and Sheraton, mid-town, was pretty clear. We will have some reports on the Park tomorrow. 

You should note the tone of the notes from NYRR. There has been some grumblings among the running community and observers of the running community about the ethics of running a marathon at a time when so many people are struggling for basic services. We will update our readers on those making thoughtful arguments on both sides. 

RBR will head out tomorrow, but as all who follow Runblogrun know, there is not a travel time with me that does not succumb to some crisis. As La Guardia is closed, and one has as much of a chance of seeing a small bull shark swimming around as a plane from Chicago landing tomorrow, I took a suggestion and re routed to Westchester (White Plains, NY). Found the last seat on an 11.10 am flight out of Chicago. 

2012 Marathon Update

This is a very challenging time for the people and City of New York. The City is rightfully focused on assessment, restoration and recovery. At NYRR, we stand with our City agency partners and support their efforts. The Marathon has always been a special day for New Yorkers as a symbol of the vitality and resiliency of this City. NYRR continues to move ahead with its planning and preparation. We will keep all options open with regard to making any accommodations and adjustments necessary to race day and race weekend events. We will provide an update and more detail as information becomes available.

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