The 10 City Bridge Run was built around a metaphor of a bridge. There were delays, which ultimately proved positive. The initial concept was more of a prototype. It has been a design project in itself.
The intention was to start the 10 City Bridge Run was originally on 24 September 2010, and to build a bridge between a high-level UN Conference in New York and the G20 Summit in Seoul. Delays followed initially due to funding, and later concerns around how the petition would be delivered delayed the proposed start date until mid-November, by which stage I had sustained an injury from overtraining.
Delays are not uncommon. The Millennium Development Goals are shamelessly ambitious, and may fall short. The global financial crisis is most recently cited as the reason for delays with the Millennium Development Goals. (at the time of writing this in 2010)