The Holiday Marathons was born between running friends on a long run in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York. The Holiday Marathons’ mission is to stage community-supported running events that bring together new and experienced runners in the local community to showcase the community’s parks and promote the adoption of healthier habits on all major holidays.

The Holiday Marathons is now expanding its vision beyond Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Imagine a national movement where holidays mean healthier habits, being active and coming together for a run. We are always interested in talking with communities who share our vision.

The Holiday Marathons will never charge runners large fees. Our goal is to be supported by those interested in helping us celebrate running and good health. We are always interested in talking with individuals and other organizations who share our vision.

We hope you will join us in an upcoming run! Happy Holidays from all of us at The Holiday Marathons!


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Please write us with questions or comments. Thank you for your support and happy running!

You may also reach out to Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Mayor Michael Bloomberg with your concerns regarding the permit denial.