posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 03:25 PM
Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
It seems counter-productive to send away a major major event if they are still willing to try....when the trouble may be workable and the benefit, so
very necessary for everyone in the City?
Shocking I know - - but I'm kind of with you on this.
Many of these runners plan years ahead for these events and they come from all over the world at great expense.
The NYC marathon is a major International event. This isn't some convenient little run that can be re-scheduled.
I appreciate the compassion and sentiment of this hotel owner - - - but I'm mixed on whether it was a good choice or not.
It probably would have been good - - if he reached out to the community and asked locals and local businesses who were still operational to help take
in guests that were displaced by early registered runners.
Well stated. Local NY'ers, should have other family and friends that they can stay with no? If your first resort in an emergency is a hotel, then
you have bigger problems. Do you put down HILTON as your emergency contact for your child's school? Do you put down SUPER 8, as your 2nd residence
on your tax forms?
Let the runners coming from out of town, get their hotel room that has been reserved months if not years in advance. Why have laws? Why have order?
in order to maintain solidarity and trust with everyone. Have those that were sheltered in hotels move to red cross camps, or to schools, or family
and friends. Those coming from out of town, don't have any other contacts in NY except for that cold hotel room.
You can see those people that SPREAD FEAR in times of heartache. And you also see those people that SPREAD HOPE in face of disaster. I applaud the
mayor for keeping the race on. Have faith in humanity. When life knocks you down, GET BACK UP!
So put on a smile... and support the race. Stop complaining. And next time be sure to PREPARE. Everyone was given advanced warning. Did people
not go to the grocery store and stock up on WATER, ramen, bread, and toiletpaper like everyone else? Prepare people. Prepare.
Enjoy the race. Did America not like the fact that the baseball game was held after 9/11?? It brought everyone together. So go outside, get off
the couch, and be with your neighbors as the talented athletes from across the world come and run 26.2 miles through your neighborhood. perhaps you
may be inspired to run one day as well!