Dwindling sponsorship used to underwrite the annual event has forced them to put it on hiatus for 2014 and likely 2015 as well.
"Over the past several years we have become very vested in the marathon both emotionally and financially," says Hank Zemola, founder and CEO of Special Events Management (SEM), which organizes and produces the event. However, he says that sponsorship dollars have dropped from $24,000 in 2009 to less than $3000 in 2013, economics which make underwriting the event impossible.
They say they'll reconsider their decision should new sponsors come forward.
The marathon was re-launched in 2008, and had nearly 1200 runners from 20 states participate this year.