The New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival
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The 2013 NJ Liberty Run Festival has been notified by Jersey City that due the recent scheduling demands of construction along the marathon/half marathon route, they are postponing their support for the marathon and half marathon races. One of four cities, and Liberty State Park, involved in this Hudson County wide event, Jersey City shares a sizable portion of the route logistics and security. The cities of Hoboken, Bayonne and Weehawken have all expressed and provided support but understanding that any route alterations would have to be safe and within the spectrum of the distance for both races, options became very limited and Jersey City’s decision to postpone became ultimately the right thing to do.
The postponement of the marathon and half marathon, albeit not an easy choice to be made by Jersey City, isn’t bad news, but more importantly a reflection of the onward progress the community is making in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and a clear focus on public safety. Making adjustments, since the biggest storm to hit New Jersey in recorded history, has been a way of life for both residence and businesses alike and returning to normal operations has been an ongoing struggle. Once it was clear that a major portion of the route would have to be shut down due to scheduled construction, Jersey City felt that with limited time and limited route options, it would be in the best interest of public safety that they postpone their support for the marathon and half marathon.
While we realize that each of the participants has made a tremendous commitment, the
Primary Goal of the 2013 NJ Liberty Run Marathon Festival is to ensure a safe and fun event for the entire community while providing support for the rebuilding effort and that plan hasn’t changed. To honor the struggles of the Hudson County Communities, our list of beneficiaries and the overwhelming support of the runners and the New Jersey community, the event schedule will continue.
The event has been moved into Liberty State Park and will follow the same event format with the Expo on Friday (5/24) and the Saturday (5/25) post-race festival with vendors, music a food. Liberty State Park will host the Liberty Lightning 5K and with the festival already scheduled to be in the park, it will be a fun time for everyone.
For the runners who registered for the marathon and half marathon, we want to ensure that you will have your race. With respect to the upcoming marathons on the calendar, we don’t want to create a conflict with any of those races or their worthy causes so we want to offer our runners a couple of options. First of all, in lue of a refund, all registered runners who signed up for the 2013 marathon and half marathon will be pre-registered for the 2014 NJ Liberty Run Marathon that will be hosted by Hoboken next May. The route will be back to its original pre-hurricane Sandy format, taking our runners through the four scenic cities along the Hudson River and Liberty State Park. This option also includes running this year’s 5K and enjoying all of the festival activities as well. It will be
a great show of support to a community that has worked hard getting things back to normal. For those runners wanting a refund, it is stated on the registration that there would be no refunds only because of the funds were going to the community, but if you wish to take those funds back, please send an email to email@example.com and we will work out a plan to do so.
Thank you for your support and come and enjoy the festival with the very people you have helped
The Liberty Run Foundation
The 1st annual
New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival
Save the date for the New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival May 24th and 25th 2013. Not only is this Memorial Day weekend, a time for family and fun, come celebrate our MILITARY and help rebuild the New Jersey area with the help of Fleet Week 2013 and Liberty State Park.
Monday October 29, 2012 was the day that Hurricane Sandy came ashore and devastated our community and it marked the day that our lives changed forever. The storm left our community crippled with our neighbors struggling to cope with everything from emergency and utility services to the basic necessities of warmth and shelter.
The Hudson County community, and New Jersey as a whole,has the daunting task of rebuilding and by participating in this event you will serve as a shiny example and an inspiration to that recovery effort.
Endorsed by the New Jersey Sports Exposition Authority, this annual world class race will draw competitors from all over the world, both military and civilian. An event open to athletes of all abilities, it promotes and facilitates character and physical development. Committed to conducting a “First Class Experience",this event will inspire competition and community celebration, as well as reward the emotions of all participants, sponsors, volunteers and spectators.
More importantly, the proceeds from the New Jersey Liberty Run Marathon and Fleet Week Festival will go directly into the New Jersey communities where it is needed the most. Your participation, combined with the hard work of our volunteers, will foster a positive “moving forward” environment that will continue to grow way beyond this event.
The schedule of events are as follows:
Friday May 24th
Will consist of a fun filled day with the Sports and Fitness Expo, Hot Legs High Heel Hustle, Pre-Race Dinner and concert at Liberty State Park.
Saturday May 25th
The Liberty Run Marathon Festival weekend will draw an additional 15,000 persons to the gold coast area to participate in all the events. Our goal is to make sure every person has a positive fun experience along the GOLD COAST.
Come enjoy the the fun and Liberty State Park with us.
How it all began........
This event is hosted by the Liberty Run Foundation and all proceeds will benefit local Hudson County charities and Military charities. For more information or to sponsor the event please see the contact us page.