The devastation of hurricane Sandy left a huge mark on the Northeastern United States. Many people were left without power, and had irreparable damage done to their homes and livelihoods. Moreover, the Red Cross has been working day and night to try and help those in need, along with continuing to do their charity work and blood drives, which were hurt badly by the Hurricane.
SpeedRunsLive, and the friends of the speedrunning community (SpeedDemosArchive, etc) have organized a charity marathon which will be taking place the weekend following Thanksgiving. We’ll be speedrunning videogames, livestreaming them, and broadcasting them on the website linked here. This marathon will be for donations, which will go directly to the Red Cross in order to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Speedrunning marathons have done extremely well at raising money for charities previously, so we feel as though this is our best way to help out with relief for the hurricane. Please consider donating to this important cause. Every little bit helps. There’ll be plenty of donation incentives along the way as well, including prizes, donation wars for games, and incentives to make the games harder on the runners! So be sure to help out early and often.
This event will start on November 23 and run all the way until November 27. A lot of awesome people will be participating! Both big names like Cosmo and Siglemic, as well as a ton of really good, but maybe lesser-known people (way too many to try and list here) will be playing. Trust me, everyone playing games is really great at the stuff they do; they wouldn’t be in this if they weren’t! Heck, even I’m participating and running a couple games! There are tons of blocks of many different games being played over the weekend, done by many different runners, who have all put in plenty of work to make sure their runs are both fast and entertaining.
Check out the schedule (listed on the linked website) to see who is running games and when, and consider sticking around for the whole weekend! I promise you’ll see some really impressive gameplay, and have a lot of fun. There are tons of different games being played, and they are all great. And it’s all for a really good cause.
So please consider spreading the word, and then checking out and donating to the Hurricane Sandy Marathon, starting November 23!
Hey guys! This event starts tonight at 10 PM EST! It’s gonna rule! Come check it out.
The donation incentives and prices are all lined up and on the website, so feel free to check em out. The perlers, awards, and other things are all really cool and worth donating for! Raffle rules are on the site. If you’re like me you’re gonna be donating a few times for these prizes
I play on Monday and Tuesday, but there are a ton of great players and games before then (and after then!!). Come on in to hang out this weekend, I promise you’ll have a great time, for a great cause