Early Starter Needs Drastic Improvements!!! (about: 2005)|
J. D. from USA (4/25/05)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
This marathon has an early start option of 4:30AM for those that might take longer than 6 hours and others that prefer an early start. There were no water station, first aid, police protection, event volunteers, intersections were opened for traffic, the few marks (arrows) sprayed on the road were at times confused with utility marking (cable, OG&E, etc.), the 8'X10' signs at intersections were confused with 'For Sale, Garage Sale, Realtor's Sign'... for 3 full hours!!!! Around 150 early starters were without water, PowerAde, and GU. Some runners, including me, had to trespass in neighboring properties to drink water from garden hose. It seems fair that since early starters paid the same amount for registration than those starting at 6:30AM that we should deserve the same service and no less. Poor planning.