Calling ultra-runners: Madhattan Run charts 32 miles around the city

On December 1, the first ever Madhattan run will take place, an invitation-only charity run that charts the entire circumference of Manhattan.
Sherman and Power on their first 32-mile run around Manhattan.


Not many New York runners can say that they’ve circumnavigated the 32 miles around the island of Manhattan, but those up for the challenge may get that chance on December 1 at the first-ever Madhattan charity run.

Health Warrior co-founder Dan Gluck (and a long-distance runner and triathlete) agreed to help organize the event after his close friends Mark Power and Declan Sherman completed the run earlier this year and decided they had to share the scenic, endurance experience with more people.

“We hope Madhattan will help long-distance runners go beyond the marathon distance,” Gluck says.

Just what does 32 miles do to your body? “The pain is different in an ultra like this, but it’s more fun. We keep reminding people that this isn’t a race, it’s a run,” he says.

The invitation-only event is capped at 50 people and charges $100 per runner. All proceeds will go to Robin Hood and the World Fund charities.

And if you’re not ready this December, the team has plans for an even bigger Montauk event in July and more 32-mile runs across the country. —Jamie McKillop

For more details and to register your interest in doing the run, visit

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