Ditto Disappointed (about: 2000)|
A Runner from Indianapolis, IN (10/23/00)
Momma always said, 'If you can't say anything nice, ...'. To heck with Momma. But I will keep it to one point --- safety is an issue.
Traffic control was virtually non-existent. We took to the streets (in the dark!) with no course markers or volunteers/police to control on-coming and cross traffic. This posed a safety hazard, particularly on 45-mph roads which don't have shoulders.
Additionally, water was not available every two miles as organizers had promised.
Safety should be organizers' paramount concern. A disturbing lack of concern was displayed, and I would not recommend this event on that basis alone.
If you *really* want to do an event in the Midwest in October, choose the Indianapolis Marathon (two weeks prior to Louisville). Traffic control & volunteer support is A-1, particularly for an event of its size.