I have no problem with people having fun after a disaster. Life has to go on. If this were just a baseball game or a football game, then I say go ahead.
But the marathon requires a massive deployment of city services to close 26 miles of streets. Police, sanitation, and ambulances to carry the moron runners to the hospital when they collapse from exhaustion or worse. These resources are needed for storm relief. Sanitation workers should be removing trees from streets and not cleaning up after a marathon. The police are needed to prevent looting in areas without electricity, and they need to search all of the houses in the storm areas to make sure there are no corpses in them. This marathon should be canceled.
This is a case of SWPLs putting their own interests ahead of the proles on Staten Island who need help.