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NYC Marathon-Bound Couple Plans Truckee Meadows Run Instead

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bowed to public pressure Friday announcing the cancellation of the New York City marathon.

One local couple planning to run the marathon decided not to go out of concern for storm victims.

"We just knew for ourselves it was tough with hotel rooms, would we be kicking someone out? Food gas police fire departments everything that was going on with the marathon we decided it was best not to go," says Tim Mooney.

Instead Tim and Heather Mooney plan to run their own marathon here at home -- around the McCarran loop and Sparks Marina.

They hope to inspire people to help Sandy's victims.

"If this could just inspire even 10,000 people in our area in $10 that would give a great amount of support to people in New York," says Tim.

You can make a $10 donation by texting to the following non- profit organizations:

•REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
•STORM to 80888 to help the Salvation Army
•HUMANE to 80888 to give to the American Humane Society

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