Finally. A marathon FOR THE PEOPLE.
The New York Sorta Marathon will be the first-ever short marathon.
America needs this right now.
Every day there's something terrible in the news. If you're anything like me, you're feeling down and could really use a win right now.
That's when I set my sights on running a marathon. Based on the photos I had seen of people bragging after finishing marathons, it seemed like the quickest route to filling good again.
But then I found out how long marathons are.
Did you know that most (if not all) marathons are 26.2 miles long?
A hard truth about marathons: 26.2 miles is way too long. Some of us are physically incapable of running that long. Some of us don't have the time to train for a race that long. Some of us are simply lazy. No matter how you slice it, marathons are for the lucky few and, I don't want to be THAT GUY, but they're also kind of body-shaming.
I have a simple vision. I want to host a new type of marathon that's way shorter.
Instead of 26.2 miles long, The New York Sorta Marathon will only be .2 miles long. (That'll make it easier to finish!)
The New York Sorta Marathon is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Sunday, November 12th, 2017 in New York City.
Risks and challenges
There are challenges involved, for sure. But none I'm not prepared to handle.
While I've never produced an event of this magnitude, I'm coming at it with a decade of film production experience. Between that and actually being a really good guy, I'm confident things will work out.
There are also inherent risks when requesting city permits. With the funds, I intend on hiring experienced event producers who will treat it that the real race that it is. If the permitting fails, I will treat the event like a FILM SHOOT and every racer will be an ACTOR, and we will simply request a film permit with the city. There's also a slight chance the date of the event may have to switch once we start working with the city on the event.
Lastly, when it comes to hosting a live outdoor event, there is a risk of weather turning against us. This event will take place rain or shine.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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