Postpone the NYC Marathon until Spring 2013
  • Petitioned Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Mary Wittenberg, CEO of NYRR

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Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Mary Wittenberg, CEO of NYRR

Postpone the NYC Marathon until Spring 2013

    1. Petition by

      Jeff Smith

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November 2012

Victory

Last week you signed a petition asking the Mayor to cancel the Marathon in the face of an unprecedented natural disaster affecting NYC and beyond. As I’m sure you know, your voice, along with 30,000 others who signed the petition, was heard by the Mayor! In a shocking turn of events, the Mayor and Mary Wittenberg of the New York Road Runners organization listened to you, and made the right decision. We were informed that the Mayor and his staff were very much aware of the petition, and we can say with great confidence that it truly helped turned the tide. All of New York City and the surrounding areas thank you for taking the time to do your part. Considering the difficult and dangerous situation still faced by so many people, this was, quite literally, a life-saving decision. We encourage you to continue to look for ways to help the human (and animal) residents of New York City and the surrounding areas who are still in desperate need of assistance. You already made a major contribution last week by taking the time to sign the petition. Let’s help to continue to take care of our own. Congratulations and stay safe!!

Police, fire and other emergency services should not be diverted to the Marathon during this time of crisis. This event is always a positive event and it should not be turned into a hugely negative drain on city resources. The potential effects can be devastating. Please postpone this race until the Spring of 2013.

To:
Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Mary Wittenberg, CEO of NYRR
Dear Mayor and Ms. Wittenberg - Please reconsider your decision to hold the ING NYC Marathon this year. New York City is not behind your decision. Please postpone the NYC Marathon until Spring 2013
Thank you.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Richard Rivera NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      The revenue is needed in this tragic and emotional time.

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    • B M MONTAUK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      What was Mayor Bloomberg thinking to even for one moment contemplate allowing this race to go forward. Decisions regarding the city should be made with all of the inhabitants of that city in mind and not just a choice few. The first and primary concern should have been restoring power to those who did not have it, getting those displaced back in their homes and getting the city on its feet again. Anything else should have been put on the back burner. It was a clear choice.

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    • Richard Feehan MADISON, AL
      • over 1 year ago

      As a former resident of Staten Island, I feel strongly that all of NYC's resources should be focused on helping all boroughs recover from Sandy; not just Manhattan.

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    • Tanya Wharton TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Aid to the helpless and homeless is most important.

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    • Diane Drozeck STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      people are important not the economy when the state of emergency is in effect. Citizens should be the priority not the economy at this point....take a look at queeens and staten island............people are in the streets[

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