Phoenix 10K makes offer to NYC Marathon runners

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Runners who had planned to take part in the New York City Marathon can head west to fulfill their racing needs.

The 37th Annual Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon is offering people who had registered for the New York City Marathon the opportunity to take part in the race for half price.

Runners who had planned to race around the Big Apple can bring their registration, race bib or other proof on Saturday to the Runner’s Den, which is located at 6505 N. 16th Street. They can also visit on-site race registration on Sunday morning.

“Hurricane Sandy has left a trail of devastation and we are sympathetic to the thousands of runners who have been training for the NYC Marathon and will not be able to run on Sunday,” said Dr. Art Mollen, founder of the Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon. “We wanted to do something to help our local runners and do our part to help in a small way with such an enormous tragedy.”

On Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to cancel the New York City Marathon.

Bloomberg had originally planned to run the race as scheduled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but changed his mind following a growing amount of criticism over the race.

For more information about the 37th Annual Phoenix 10K and Half Marathon visit www.Phoenix10K.com.