The New York City Parks Department Denied our permit to hold a run Christmas morning of 2011 in Van Cortlandt Park!
Unfortunately we will not be hosting the Christmas Marathon in Van Cortlandt Park in 2012
The NYC Parks Dept. has imposed contraints on the organizers ability to host races since Christmas 2011 when the NYC Parks Dept. denied the Holiday Marathons a permit to host an event in Van Cortlandt Park on Christmas Day!The Holiday Marathons have not hosted a run in Van Cortlandt Park since Thanksgiving of 2011.We only ask that the NYC Parks Dept. applies the same rules to the Holiday Marathons as it does other race organizers in NYC. Please send a note to Mayor Bloomberg asking him to ensure the NYC Parks has oversight and is not allowed to discriminate against the Holiday Marathons. Mayor Bloomberg can be reached at, http://on.nyc.gov/3CDcV6
The major reason the NYC Parks Dept. is discriminating against the Holiday Marathons is because we are trying to preserve a historic nature trail in the Bronx called the Putnam Trail. The NYC Parks Dept. and the Van Cortlandt Park “Conservancy” wishes to pave asphalt over this entire 1.5 mile trail. Sign the petition to Save the Putnam Trail at,
In 2011 the Holiday Marathons hosted 12 free events in New York Cities Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The runs attracted over 4000 participants. A great news clip of the 2011 Christmas event in Yonkers can be viewed here,
Friend the Holiday Marathons on Facebook at, http://www.facebook.com/holidaymarathons
Like the Save the Putnam Trail Campaign at, www.facebook.com/saveputnamtrailnow