Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Canton Marathon Dispute

Runner's World reports on a feud between former business partners in Canton, Ohio. The business partners organized last year's inaugural marathon but allegedly have not paid all vendors and other service providers from last year's event.

Papers to dissolve the partners' corporation have been filed (Stark County Court of Common Pleas docket search available here), and now each individually is organizing a marathon for the same day (June 15) in Canton.

Neither race organizer has filed for permits yet, and the city is planning a response in the event both organizers move forward with the separate races. (Canton is only 20.6 square miles in area, and while you don't need a huge space to run a marathon, the resources two simultaneous races would consume could be prohibitive.)