I actually did a post a few weeks ago about how I was so mad that a race that I have done for the past 5 years had moved.
The race organizers got in touch with me & actually reimbursed me my funds for it.
I was glad of that but still bummed that I was going to miss out on a race that I look forward to every year.
Let me tell you - the running fairies must have been looking out for me because this race sounded like it was a complete & utter mess.
I got up on Saturday - sick - & pulled up Facebook to see pictures & updates from my running friends that I knew would be there.
I'm, if anything, someone who pours salt in a wound.
I want to be there - & if I'm not - I'll make myself miserable by looking at everyone else's good times.
Side Note: Sunday, I did the exact same thing with Disney's Princess Half Marathon.
I must like to torture myself.
Anyways - I just keep seeing pictures of people stuck in traffic. Later see more posts that the race has been postponed because of all the havoc. The news crew that goes out to show the race kept giving updates.
Finally, a half hour later, they started the race, with THOUSANDS of people still stuck on the road.
OH MY GOSH...
First of all, I am very public about my hatred of sitting in traffic & how car sick I get. Yes, car sick in a non-moving car. Let's not even talk about the claustrophobia.
But people were still trying to make it to the race & hit the start line, no matter when. That's what race chips are for - right? WRONG... apparently, the web site made everyone's time start at the race time... which wasn't even the right race time.
PLUS, people that did arrive even later after making it through traffic - they found the start line had already been picked up.
NOT TO MENTION, everyone said the route was anything but desirable. It was hilly when this is supposed to be a family friendly 5k, it was dangerous where traffic was an issue, apparently the path had many areas where tripping was an issue.
THEN... is this crazy, or what?... I heard the traffic getting OUT of this place was just as bad.
OH my gosh... All I can say is I'm so glad I trusted my instinct & raised cane about the move & didn't plan on doing it in the end after all...
Let's see if they have it there next year.
Guess who won't be there for the 2nd year. A new trend to count.