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Finally. A marathon FOR THE PEOPLE.

The New York Sorta Marathon will be the first-ever short marathon. 

ZACH BROUSSARD (FUTURE MARATHON RUNNER)
ZACH BROUSSARD (FUTURE MARATHON RUNNER)

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.

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    YOU FINISHED A MARATHON!

    For as little as five bucks you'll be listed as having finished a marathon on the website iFinishedAMarathon.com and it's gonna feel great.

    NOTE: This level does not register you to actually run the race on race day. But at least you can point to the website and say you did!

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    YOU WON YOUR AGE GROUP!

    You'll be listed as having finished a marathon on the website iFinishedAMarathon.com AND YOU'LL BE NAMED A WINNER OF YOUR AGE GROUP.

    How? I'll create very specific age groups (specific day of birth, etc.) that only you fit in. You'll be a winner!

    Plus, you'll get some classic marathon brag merch: A bumper sticker that reads ".2" in bold, with the text "Short Marathon Runners Finish Quicker" underneath.

    NOTE: This level does not register you to actually run the race on race day. But at least you can point to the website and say you did!

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    NO PAIN, SOME GAIN PACKAGE!

    At this level you'll get all of the above, plus the official New York Sorta Marathon race tee! No better way to prove you finished a marathon than with a marathon shirt that says "I FINISHED" on the front.

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    If you put in even more hard work (money) you get the official medal of the New York Sorta Marathon. Frame it next to your bib and t-shirt, or wear it around town so people know you're a winner.

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    NO GUTS, NO GLORY PACKAGE!

    With the help of a professional photographer we will stage a photograph of you WINNING THE MARATHON. Photo will take place on the day of the race, tentatively scheduled for November 12th in NYC.

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