It probably comes as no surprise that it’s been postponed until… whenever.
There’s another set of C-19’s victims: the many organizations such as March of Dimes and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (the other group I do a walkathon for) that rely on these events for a good chunk of their budgets.
This is when I usually announce the date of the March of Dimes Walkathon. This year, for some reason, it will not be taking place the last Sunday in April.
Hopefully not in the summer when it’ll probably be 110 degrees every day because, when this Coronavirus thing has gone, Climate Change is still waiting its turn to kill us all.
In a fine bit of timing, I completed the Central Park to Battery Park walk just a few hours before the temperature dropped dramatically and three days of cold, hard rain began.
(To the uninitiated, Central Park is — logically — in the middle of Manhattan Island, and Battery Park is at the southern tip — as in “The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down’)
We ended at $1,172 (not counting the $780 my son collected up in Boston).
Starting point, Central Park. I could have gone inside the Park to take photos, but then I’d have found myself walking around and I had enough walking to do.
Working my way down Broadway (totally off-topic, if you’re interested in New York City history, this book is really good; I kept in in mind as I walked), I passed Time Square. The photos are NSFW (though you have to look at them pretty carefully), so they’re posted — with explanation — here.
And then five miles later, Battery Park
Okay, we’re not looking at a Pulitzer Prize for photojournalism here, but I figured I should post some visual record of the Walk.
Thanks again to everybody!