After debating whether the New York City Marathon should be run with a disaster for a background, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the race’s organizers confirmed that the race is officially going to happen as scheduled early on Sunday morning.
Hurricane Sandy shut down transportation, closed airports, flooded streets & buildings, blocked roads and knocked out power. Here are few photos I found that shows the impact that this “Frankenstorm” had on New York City:
30 foot waves crash on the Statue of Liberty on Monday
Taxis submerged in floodwaters in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Sandy seriously flood the New York Subway System..WOW!
Race officials said that as many as 20,000 runners who were planning to fly into NY for the marathon could be affected, and might have to miss the race. For those of you who can’t make it into the city, you have until Saturday 11/3 to cancel and that allows you a guaranteed entry for 2013 Marathon. For all of you that are running Good luck and enjoy being part of a proud tradition!
* Runners can cancel by email to firstname.lastname@example.org until 11:59 p.m. Saturday or by mail to Marathon Cancellations, New York Road Runners, 9 East 89th St., New York, NY 10128 with a postmark of Saturday or earlier. Include in your cancellation notification your entry number, name, address, date of birth and the words “cancel my entry.” Those who cancel due to weather will be guaranteed entry into the 2013 race, but their 2012 entry fee will not be refunded and they will have to pay the fee again in 2013. Entrants who applied through an official charity partner must contact the charity directly to cancel.