Volunteers were awesome, course was great. (about: 2006)|
S. T. from Miami,Fl (2/19/06)
6-10 previous marathons
| 1 Ft. Lauderdale A1A Marathon
The course was great and the volunteers were awesome. There was plenty of water/PowerAde/porta-potties. BUT I'm not sure if I would recommend this race to anyone for several reason:
1) They ran out of chips at the expo. You had to go to the info booth on RACE morning to get your chip. How is that possible??? If you have a race open to 4,000 people, how do you only have 2,000 chips??
2) They ran out of small-size shirts. It's not fair to those that registered in September for this race to get to the expo and not get the right-size shirt! Plus the quality of the shirt was terrible. My shirt had some weird black specks on the back, which I didn't notice until I got home. The seams of the shirt look like they're about to open and the fit of the shirt is horrible... the armpits and sleeves are huge.
3) This is the BIGGIE: They ran out of medals at the finish! If you ran slower than 2:13 for the half, you were out of luck for a medal. They gave you an order form to send away for your medal! Again, even though they had a LOT of late registrants, if the race was open to 4,000, then they should've had 4,000 medals. There were a lot of extremely upset runners and walkers crossing the finish line to find out there weren't any medals. I'm not sure if I will suggest this race to anyone for 2007!