Thursday, March 27th, 2008...12:44 am

Battle For Manhattan

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Last summer Sportsvite decided to partner with the NYC Corporate Athletic League and Zenbu Media to develop and organize The Battle For Manhattan. The event is an NYC athletic competition that consists of different sports events that promote the goodwill and spirit of New York City.

Sportsvite wants to make it easier for adults to play sports so we figured there is no better way than actually organizing a sports event in our hometown. You can visit the website at or read the Sportsvite blog to learn more about the event. Events are always a bit chaotic in the first year but the Battle is shaping up nicely and I can envision one day having a big NYC color war and even having the event spread to other cities.

Thursday night we are having a kickoff party at Honey (243 W. 14th Street – btwn 7th and 8th Ave) from 7:00-10:00PM. I will be there for awhile and so will athlete captains Troy “Escalade” Jackson, volleyball star Dain Blanton, and 400M world record holder Kevin Young. If you are around stop by for a drink. Afterwards, I’ll be going somewhere to watch the Sweet 16.

The first event is a 5K run through the Hudson River Park that takes place this Sunday at 10am. I was planning on training for the run throughout March but instead decided to sit on my ass and eat lots of junk food. I will participate in the other sports (basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball) that all start next week. You can the schedule of event.

Please hit me up if you have any interest in participating in the run or playing in any of the sports events and I’ll hook you up nice. Are you can always go the regular route and register for the event on the website. Also, check out the Facebook page.

The event has received some great press lately with an article in Time Out New York and blurbs on Fox News, Crain’s Business, the Village Voice and the New York Post. We’ve also been lucky enough to find great sponsors in Crunch Fitness, Awake Energy Drink, The New York Post and CustomInk. It should be a great event so jump onboard.