Philly Marathon welcomes NYC runners, for a cost

    Runners planning to participate in this year’s New York City Marathon have been offered a spot in Philly’s annual race instead.



    When the New York run was cancelled Friday with less than 48-hours before its scheduled start time, 47,000 runners were left without a race. But according to NBC10 representatives from the Philadelphia Marathon have offered racers an alternative option.

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    “We currently are directing anyone interested in taking part in the Philadelphia Marathon to our charity spots, which are still available,” said Philadelphia Marathon Executive Director Melanie Johnson in a press release.

    Though charity fund-raising requirements are normally higher than the regular entrance fee for the marathon, they are still available.

    The Philadelphia Marathon, scheduled for Nov. 18, has been sold out for months.

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