- It is a race that now has now become a fine and wonderful tradition of August celebrations in New York. The first 47 mile race took place 32 years ago this summer on Guru's birthday August 27th, 1978.
There are a special few who have an uninterrupted legacy of participation in this, one of the most challenging and inspiring of all the running events on the yearly running calender. Now however most who come and run have no recollection or memory of Guru running the race himself.
Yet they still feel his presence here as they run throughout the long night. They still experience the dedication and the spirit that is as present here today as it has every year since the race first began. For me the race is the ultimate gift one can offer to their master.