Hundreds Pay to Not Run in Non-Existant Marathon

Do you dream of running a marathon, but have no athletic ability or will to do so whatsoever? On February 2nd YOU can make people think you ran a marathon as a part of the 1st Annual Run-Free Fake Marathon. I’m not even joking.

This Kickstarter Project is a Psychological Experiment into how many forged photos and tweets and updates it takes to “make a fake race real”. For a price starting at $10, you get a marathon bib, T-shirt, medal (in a few packages), fake information packet, and everything else you’ll need to make people actually believe you ran a marathon.

Around the start of February, people will be coordinated through the instructions to tweet certain details on certain days to hammer home the points. The kicker is that they ask you to take a photo on a random road running with the bib on race day and tweet it out. As someone who can barely make it two miles, this is my kind of product, and I’m considering investing. Nearly 500 people have already backed this project. Sounds Like a good idea to me. What do you think?

Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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