They say that a new Kickstarter campaign is created every five minutes (or something), and 7 p.m. last night was no exception. As the page for “Run Free 2013” went live, you could watch 26-year-old Kyle Scheele, the director of Ridiculo.us, makes his pitch for why you should donate to the $999 goal* of putting on a global marathon. Sorry, make that a fake global marathon.
” There’s a saying on the internet,” Mr. Scheele began. “Pics or it didn’t happen”.
“In other words, if something is real, if it actually happened, there will be pictures to back that up.
But what if something DIDN’T actually happen, but there are STILL pictures of it? Does that mean it DID happen? If something is fake, how much evidence does it take before it becomes real?
That’s the question we’re trying to answer.
So, on February 2, 2013, we are faking a marathon. “
Mayor Bloomberg and the CEO of New York Road Runners (NYRR), Mary Wittenberg, are already coming under intense criticism from public officials for their decision not delay the New York City Marathon this weekend. This hasn’t seemed to sway them from their position that the race will “pull people together.”
But maybe they haven’t been reading the letters over at the internet’s largest petition site, Change.org.
New York City Marathon
“My first instinct was sure, we’re going to be ready for the big event. We can do anything in the world. We’re New Yorkers and that’s what New Yorkers do,” said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. “But after visiting shelters around the city, seeing the devastation in Staten Island and Breezy Point and knowing that people are trapped in buildings on the Lower East Side and we cannot get to them, this is not the time.”
On Friday, Mr. Stringer voiced his opposition to holding the marathon this Sunday, joining a growing number of politicians who feel that the city should not host a major event while so many residents are struggling for access to electricity, food and water.
New York Marathon
Have you ever thought how cool it would look if humans could look like cars? All you would really need to do is stand on top of a helicopter or something and look down. Also you would have to make all these people run down a highway together.
No? Not ever? Well the MTA did, and then they shot a video of it during the New York City marathon this weekend. What: did you really think they were using your tax dollars to fix the F line? Get real. This is way cooler, anyhow.
Sunday marks the 41st annual New York City Marathon, and while the majority of us won’t be donning those super-breathable running shorts, there’s no need to feel left out. Head on up to Central Park to congratulate those bold and fearless souls who conquered all 26.2 miles.
Meanwhile, you can prepare by reliving Read More