Run Anyway sprouted its roots in the wake of the cancellation of the New York City Marathon.
After the short notice cancellation, friends Lance and Craig, having raised money for charity, decided they needed to fulfill their marathon miles, but instead would do it in Central Park, using the example of the original NYC marathon back in the 1970’s.
It started as a Facebook movement, “Run Anyway NYC Marathon 2012” and immediately drew attention and support by hundreds of others.
To keep our charitable efforts going, we asked our runners to please bring any charitable donations to the start line in aid of our collective effort for Hurricane Sandy relief in Staten Island. In connection with Renaissance Church in Summit, NJ, we were able to raise more than $16,000, and fill more than 5 SUV's full of clothes, food, and supplies for people still recovering in the hardest hit areas of Staten Island.
Riding on the success of 'Run Anyway NYC Marathon 2012', we formed the Run Anyway Foundation and continue our efforts by running for meaningful charities.