NYC Marathon runner running for a cause

The Department of Transportation is already preparing for the marathon. Starting Thursday night, they will be using 50 gallons of Marathon Blue paint to create the route runners will follow for the race.

Mary-Lyn Buckley and Adolfo Carrion

Nov 3, 2023, 12:51 AM

Updated 224 days ago

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The New York City Marathon is kicking off on Sunday, and one runner is ready to take on the 26.2-mile track for the second time for a cause near and dear to his heart.  
Greg Furlong, a drummer by day, says he’s always been a lifelong runner.
He also enjoys giving back – he says in his spare time, he works to help feed New Yorkers that are hungry.  
Now, he’s running on the NY City Harvest team, fundraising for a cause that impacts many New Yorkers – food insecurity.  
“I don’t wake up or go to bed hungry and I am fortunate for that, but so many people do,” said Furlong. “It is necessary, everyone needs to give back a bit. In NYC there is so much food but distribution of it doesn’t make sense. We step in, get people to volunteer to collect it, pack it, and move it.  
The Department of Transportation is already preparing for the marathon. Starting Thursday night, they will be using 50 gallons of Marathon Blue paint to create the route runners will follow for the race. 


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