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Never Do this Race Again- 2002 Half Marathon (about: 2002)|
A Runner from denver, colorado (6/10/02)
The 2002 half marathon was the worst race from an organizational stand point. Approximately 20 runners that I am aware of MISSED a turn and ended up running only 12.1 miles due to horrible markings, no assistance from race volunteers, no cones, and a sign that was under a tree where NO ONE could see it. I felt completely cheated out of the half marathon. I would ask for my money back if it wasn't going to a good cause.
Is this a FRAUD? (General Comments)|
A Runner from St. Louis, Missouri (6/6/02)
I did this race in August, 2001. I agreed that there was lots of confusions - busses were late, inaccurate course, etc. I did not really mind that because this was the first race. However, I was exremely UNHAPPY when I found out that the funds that I had raised ($2000) had NOT been allocated to the missionary as promised. All my calls/emails to the organizer had not received any positive response yet. As of today, my funds still had not been allocated to the missionary yet. Is this a FRAUD?
It can only get better! (General Comments)|
A Runner from Boston, MA (2/2/02)
Running the inaugural race is always risky. The course was great and challenging (continuous gentle hills)--even if you weren't sure where you were or how far you had to go. The fan support was great when it was there (especially when they found out half the aid stations didn't show), but take Goo just in case.
Don't Trash A Great Race! (about: 2001)|
Jesse in Denver from Denver, Colorado (12/27/01)
Someone is obviously trying to discredit this awesome event! I talked to the race organizers last week and they sent me the video showing the tables full of food, hundreds of pounds was left over. The band at the end was ASAPH, a great jazz group from Boulder and they were fantastic. Apparently 400 of 600 volunteers from Denver churches didn't show up to the event race-day morning which caused many of the services organizers had provided unable to be used. This is not the fault of the event.
Lets try to build up the Body not tear each other down! I'll be back in 2002 and I'm bringing more with me. I like the date change to June 9th and the early start - sounds like a recipe for success to me.
If at first you don't succeed...2nd efforts will (General Comments)|
A Runner from Milwaukee, Wi&Las Vegas (12/27/01)
Yes, I did run this marathon with the hopes of running a sub 3. I have to look at the whole picture being a former race director myself and running over 80 marathons(80% sub 3's), so let's all be a good sport about it.
The race director and everyone who contributed their time did EVERYTHING possible to make this race successful. I would think the help that didn't show up on race day should be the one's to have to answer to all the negative questions, but then again if they leave you hanging at the last minute, I am sure you will never hear from them again. After corresponding with the race director Rob, I feel confident that next year will be a great success.
My feelings are we are all in this as one big running family...so let's give the new faster, beautiful, race another go.
Is this the same race I was at? (about: 2001)|
A Runner from the midwest (12/1/01)
someone posted these comments:
> Spectators encouraging us and bribing us to the finish line with food
huh? I saw none of that.
> Who was that awesome band at the end?
There was no band. Have you confused this with another race? Was there maybe one for the half finishers that left before the midpack marathoners (like me) got there? No one I talked to afterwards mentioned a band.
> The food at the finish line was lined up table after table of bannanas, pretzels, bagels - they even had Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and sunglasses...now that I've never seen before!
No doughnuts. After hunting around (no one helping), I did find bananas and bagels, but let's not overstate this ('tables and tables'???). Did see sunglasses but wasn't sure what they were for or whether I was supposed to take them.
The course was hilly, the weather hot (for a marathon), the buses ran late, and there were a lot of glitches. It was a great experience to be part of the missionary weekend, but let's be honest, the race itself left a lot to be desired. Hopefully they'll learn some lessons for next year.
Slow Runner Friendly (about: 2001)|
A Runner from Milpitas, CA (11/6/01)
Thanks for letting us slow run/walkers finish the MARATHON. I was more
than willing to go as far as you and your crew would let me and finish
you let me.
Every one here at work had high praise that I finished and am still
My wife and I had a pleasant visit to you fair area of this grand
country of ours. The hotel accommodations were excellent.
This was my first 'marathon', or any kind of formal run. I have never
been a runner and never really liked to run. Your program gave me a
reason to think about what else I could do to spread the WORD and this
was a very fun way of doing it. I loved the training part also even
though it took a lot of time. I am not fast but the 'tortoise' did not
beat me across the finish line on Saturday.
Again Thanks for allowing the slow one to finish the MARATHON. I will
be thinking about seeing you again next year in Denver. In Christ
Awesome Weekend! (General Comments)|
A Runner from University of Minnestota (11/5/01)
Thanks to you and all of your staff and volunteers for hosting an awesome
weekend that glorified Jesus! I was blessed by all the great people I met,
the race that I ran, and the speakers I heard!
I praise God for the vision He gave you and the strength and grace He is
pouring out on all of you to see this thing increase and glorify Him in an
even bigger way!
Fabulous Race... (about: 2001)|
A Runner from Fort Collins (11/1/01)
Thanks so much for a wonderful race! It was very well organized and the supporters and police along the way course were encouraging and kind. This was my second ½ marathon with my 1st being last weekend in Georgetown. The number of water stations and first-aide people available was wonderful.
In Georgetown they had mile marker (signs) at every mile and this made pacing myself a lot easier. If at all possible I would recommend mile markers at every mile in the future.
Thanks again for a fabulous race!
Lori D. Schlotter
Great Time (about: 2001)|
A Runner from Raleigh, North Carolina (11/1/01)
Thank you for putting on a tremendous race - I think it was greatly
successful especially considering the number of race options you provided and
being a first year race. All the minor things that pop up on race day kind
of go part-and-parcel with a first time event so hopefully you enjoyed the
fruits of your labor as much as we did! AND, the weather was perfect!
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