I enjoyed receiving and posting news about the free running events organized by Holiday Marathons right here in the Boogiedown. Unfortunately, the organization has moved it’s free Christmas Marathon, which attracted hundreds of runners last year, to a park in Yonkers due to alleged indifference or possible interference by NYC park bureaucrats.
Information related to the event and why Holiday Marathons will take their Christmas run north of the Bronx, can be reviewed below. It’s a shame when we loose quality events like the runs organized by Holiday Marathons. In my opinion, city government let everyone down on this front. Contact numbers to city officials who could possible make a difference on future runs can be found on the links provided.
************"Sadly the NYC Parks Dept. denied our permit request for Christmas in VC Park and has been imposing unfair rules and regulations upon us. For a list of the antics of the NYC Parks Dept. go to http://www.thechristmasmarathon.com/index.php/nyc-parks-cancels-xmas-2011/ "
Join us for the 2nd Annual Christmas Marathon!
Come to run, walk or spread cheer!
11:00am on Sunday, December 25, 2011
(120 Teresa Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704)
Tibbett’s Brook Park is one of most majestic and oldest Parks in Westchester County.
The Christmas run is FREE but we do accept donations.
Please join us in sending a huge thanks to the Westchester County Parks Department, which has been welcoming and supportive. The Holiday Marathons is excited to host a run in Tibbets Brook Park and give back to the community.
Please bring an extra gift for the Marine Corps League of Westchester’s Toys for Tots Holiday Drive. We will accept gifts before the run and deliver them for you.
Sign up for 1/8 marathon, 1/4 marathon, half marathon, 3/4 marathon and full marathon
(all loops on scenic paved pathways)
“The Holiday Marathons strives to bring new people to the sport
of running by removing barriers to entry. We offer free entry, a fun
experience and races that welcome everyone!” The Holiday Marathons
Thank you for your support and see you at a run soon!