Dear friends and family of John,
Since the tragic passing of our beloved friend during the 2014 Brooklyn Half-Marathon, many of us have decided to cross that same finish line this year in his memory.
The New York Road Runners recently announced the date of the 2015 race (Saturday, May 16th). Registration begins 12pm on January 21st and tends to sell out within the first few days.
**This is just a save-the-date to get the ball rolling**
More info to come: We've reached out to the race organizers to see about any official team planning, but some of us are completely new at this, so would love help from anyone who thinks they could be of assistance (be it with the race, with connecting John's extensive network of friends and family, or organizing travel logistics for out-of-towners).
If you would like to be an event administrator or are interested in helping or even leading this charge, you can PM or email me at JosephAHarper@gmail.com
Of course, you don't need to run, but can volunteer at the race, cheer us on, or just come boogie in NYC for a weekend in his honor!
Also, Josh Levy (not on FB) is organizing a dinner for later that night.
We love and miss you, John!