Skip to comments.Bloomberg Diverts Food, Generators from Devastated Staten Island to NYC Marathon
Posted on 11/02/2012 1:52:39 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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As already reported down thread, the NYC Marathon starts at the Staten Island side of the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge.
But not to worry ING and other race sponsers offer the following once Staten Island is left behind:
Fluids and Food
Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at the start and at official fluid stations every mile beginning at mile 3.
Gatorade® G Series Pro Endurance Formula? will be available at official fluid stations every mile beginning at mile 3 except at mile 17.
Fluids will be dispensed in recyclable cups. There will be tables on both sides of the course. To avoid the bottleneck at the first table, get a cup from a later table. Please keep moving after you pick up your cup.
The Poland Spring® Hydration Zone?including water stations, sponges, and music?will be located at mile 17 on First Avenue.
At the PowerGel Energy Zone at mile 18, assorted PowerGels (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry-Banana, Raspberry Cream, Double Latte, Tangerine) will help you hurdle ?the wall? and energize you to the finish.
Fruit will be available at the fluid stations at miles 20?23.
For your safety, take fluids and food only at official stations.
Portable toilets (including wheelchair-accessible ones) will be located every mile beginning at mile 3.
More than 130 bands and entertainment zones along the course will motivate and entertain runners and spectators alike. An interactive map of bands and entertainment zone locations and details will be posted in late October.
ING and other sponsors will host cheering zones along the course for spectators. Cheering zones will feature spectator amenities such as sign-making supplies, fun giveaways, and DJs.
Oh, I forgot to mention the medical stations all along the course.
For more entertainment info go to the ING NYC Marathon site.
As a final ironic note, it was announced today that the director of the “Hunger Games” movie will direct all future novies of the trilogy.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
I wonder if Bloomberg made the endorsement while flying on his gas-guzzling private jet to his energy sucking mega-mansion in Bermuda.
$250 is the entry fee. It was mentioned in the “Charlotte Observer” article.
My experience of runners is that they are desperately self-centered, but that’s a small, local sample. Maybe there will be some helpful efforts made by the participants.
And that's the truth.
NNthat makes sense..../s
NNthat makes sense..../s
Thank you for the info. I’m a little surprised there isn’t a range of classes...pro, amateur, novice, etc., with differing entry fees, but I guess it is by invitation only?
Nationally- and internationally-ranked elite marathoners get invitations to big events like this, and I believe they are paid to participate, rather than having to pay, because their attendance generates media attention for the city and the advertisers.
I don’t know if regular participants at New York get in first-come, first-in (by computer, these days, like getting concert tickets) or if there’s a lottery. Organizers of heavily-attended marathons use both systems.
This guy is a pig. Too bad they can’t fine him for billions.
He has to keep up the facade of normalcy in NY after obama stepped in and miraculously saved the city. Showing how the people in Staten Island are suffering would tarnish that image. Also heard last night that the Red Cross is ignoring Staten Island and is focusing most of it’s help for wealthy neighborhoods.
I can’t believe it!!??
What’s the big deal? Plenty of dumpsters on Staten Island.
“And just FYI in 2008 Staten Island went for McCain/Palin and has a Republican Borough President.”
Which is why Bloomberg is diong this. For people like Nurse Bloomberg and The Won, it is not enough to reward those that support you. You must also punish those who do not.
“Nice...the marathon starts on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.”
This is really unbelievable. I was watching the U.S. stations last night; people in Staten Island seemed absolutely desperate.
How is it they can clear the streets for a 26+ mile race but can’t seem to do it to get help to people in dire straights?
NJ is turning away utility workers from Alabama cause they are non union.
Yep...I am quickly running out of sympathy for these northeast coast progs.
Why should NYC, an island, care about Staten Island, an island?
From what I’ve been reading Staten Island is a GOP stronghold. Probably the only one in NYC. You may want to rethink your smugness. Conservatives get in trouble,too.
Do those of us who did NOT vote for Obama get what we deserved?
Bloomberg is an unmitigated a******.
This is why we need to develop conservative ‘rats. Only a ‘rat has a chance of winning against him and of all of the politicians I can think of besides hussein, he is the one who needs to go the most.
“The people of NYC get the government they deserve.”
Some do. Not all. Not even most. Not everyone is as well educated or enlightened as the average FReeper. Most people don’t care about politics and only give it limited thought.
They’re suffering in NYC and environs and there’s really no reason for it. They’ve gotten their lesson. It’s time for compassion.
I don’t know the entry fee but right now the folks need food not money if they can’t get gas and don’t have power.
People who secured hotel rooms before being hit by the hurricane are now being dumped out of their rooms for the 40,000 +++ runners & supporters of the marathon.
They have nowhere to go & they are pissed!!!
How’s that working for you, letting Bloomberg change the term limit laws & run for another term???
“Bloomers” is full of crap
One runner did put out this statement.
“I cannot start a 26.2 mile run in Staten Islandpeople are missing, stranded, in need of resources. Brooklyn and Queens have equal devastation. Parts of Manhattan are without electricity, water, major hospitals are closed. The Bronx too has its own challenges. Today I will volunteer at a city evacuation shelter. Sunday morning I will catch the marathon bus to Staten Island. Not planning to run. Plan to volunteer instead and gather resources (extra clothes, bottles of water, food from runners at the start). Let’s not waste resources and attention on a foot race. Who is with me?”
They stopped the Staten Island Ferry. Not nearly as easy for these folks to get to food and water as it is for those in the other boroughs. Clever move, Bloomberg. I can just imagine how stranded and helpless and angry these people must feel.
Part of the problem is that there are not very many New Yorkers in the Marathon. Most of the runners are from other states and other countries. They don’t really care about us. If they had any heart, they would not participate.
I would help in this effort.
Unfortunately, there are more of them than there are of you - who vote lockstep for the lefties. I know nothing of Staten Island - and no - those who vote against the libtards don’t deserve it, however, they out number you.
And where is Obama , in Vegas on a date with NJ gov Christie?
It’s funny in a heartless sense because elections have consequences and the New Yorkers have elected that blooming-idiot several times now. His stupidity and ego are now on full display. How or why he ever self identified as a Republican is beyond me.
There should be some way that the national parties can eject, expel, excommunicate those whose standards are diametrically different from the party itself.
Figures those two would want to get in at the end.