Towpath Marathon Up in the Air Due to Government Shutdown: UPDATE


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The good folks behind the Towpath Marathon have found themselves forced to set a deadline for their decision to hold the event. If the government hasn't gotten itself together by Oct. 8, the marathon will be rescheduled.

Originally posted Oct. 1

Whoo-ee, this shutdown business is a real cluster, right?

Among all sorts of madness (WaPo has a good breakdown of the most painful impacts), national parks are currently closed - including our own Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Ipso facto, that places the Oct. 13 Towpath Marathon in a tough spot.

Here's the latest from the good folks running the event:

By now, you may have heard that Congress has opted to shut our federal government down to what it refers to as "essential employees" only. A consequence of this decision is this: Our Towpath Marathon scheduled to be run on Sunday, October 13th MAY be impacted. We say MAY because the length of this shut-down is by definition unknown.

It is our intention to hold the Towpath Marathon and to do so on the appointed date - October 13th. We are working towards that goal. Of course, we will keep you abreast of any developments - either positive or negative. We also are exploring a rescheduled date this year, if needed.

We'll be keeping tabs on both the marathon and all other shutdown-related woes here in Northeast Ohio. Stay tuned for updates, and point us to your own concerns here in the comments section. What's the biggest problem for you as the dolts in Congress continue dicking around?

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