Somethin’ smells! Many of the 37,000 Marathon runners will pop a muscle relaxant and return to Tavern on the Green this morning to donate their stinky sneakers to Shoe4Africa, a nonprofit organization outfitting barefoot residents of Kibera, an African slum with sewage-strewn streets. It was founded by Toby Tanser, a professional runner living and training in Africa, in 1995, and has managed to nab a celebrity spokesman, our very favorite E.R. doctor, Anthony Edwards. Brace for canned quote! “Toby Tanser of Shoe4Africa has found a very practical and tangible way to help the poorest region of Africa,” Mr. Edwards said via e-mail. “As a runner, I was deeply inspired by his efforts. When I visited Africa and saw the results of his work, I vowed to do my part for the cause.” Mr. Edwards, by the way, who will always be “the Goose” to us, is shooting a documentary about a Masai warrior who came to N.Y.C. to run the marathon. Over at Avery Fisher Hall, Glamour editor in chief (and juicy boffable MILF) Cindi Leive resurfaces to host her magazine’s Women of the Year event, featuring a gangbuster lineup of gals who will take the stage and make the audience cry and feel inspired and all damn womanly and powerful and strong (until they get home and watch The Bachelor, which they Tivo’d). This year’s honorees include: Jennifer Garner, Donna Karan and Nancy Pelosi, with a special performance by Mariah Carey (she will not be stopped!).
[Shoe4Africa, Tavern on the Green, Central Park West at 67th Street, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., www.shoe4africa.org; Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Avery Fisher Hall, 65th Street and Broadway, 7 p.m., by invitation only]