Also Saturday was a kids “micro-marathon,” for children aged 1 to 11, at the park’s Safety Town.
“We’ve evolved being active, not playing video games,” Micky Parul said.
There are more than 5,000 people registered for the three races: 786 for the marathon, 3,229 for the half marathon and 1,277 for the 10K. Walk-up registration also took place Saturday.
Sunday will be Michael Savala’s first full marathon. The 26-year-old Brooklyn man has run four half-marathons and has been gradually upping his training distance to prepare for the marathon, peaking at 20 miles two weeks ago.
Yet "nobody that I know of in the world has done anything about trying to treat this disease before," said Gallo, who is also co-founder and scientific director of the Global Virus Network and chairs the network's HTLV-1 Task Force.
More than 50,000 UC workers prepare to go on strike, citing income disparity