The sight of tens of thousands of runners pouring through city streets has become a familiar scene all over the world.  Iconic bridges, major tourist attractions and arterial roads are closed to regular traffic for a rare chance to pound the cobblestones or climb ancient steps.  No question this trend is positive in many ways - fitness becomes a focus, tourism booms, local shops and restaurants enjoy peak crowds. 

 

But what impacts are there?

 

SEA Board Member Graham Ross considers this in this article.

 

Join Graham on twitter to discuss this and more on @CSRshareDay 22nd April. He's hosting at 3pm Sydney time (AEST).

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