A lot of people had a problem with NYC going ahead with the New York City Marathon even though they had just been devastated by hurricane Sandy. Millions of dollars were going to be going to a race when that money could be going to help those in need.
Luckily, it was canceled, even if at the last second.
Those who were going to run in the marathon are probably good people, many of them having dreamed to run the NYCM. We're not even sure how many were even going to go through with it in the face of what happened.
What we do know, though, is that many of them are now giving back instead by crowd-fundraising money to support Sandy relief efforts — dozens of fundraising campaigns are springing up right now and big bucks are being raised on CrowdRise, the marathon's official fundraising platform co-founded by Edward Norton.