The worst organization ever!!! (about: 2000)|
A Runner from Los Angeles (12/3/00)
This marathon had the absolute worst organization ever. It started one and a half hours late! I've heard of half hour late starts, but this was more than ridiculous. The excuse given early on was the fog was causing problems and they wanted the race to be safe. The fog lifted, and they were still giving the same excuses. All the while the 'official vehicle' of the marathon was spewing out exhaust amongst the waiting runners. Obviously, the delay had little to do with the fog, and much to do with the inability to coordinate street closures and the police. The entire city (mayor, city council, parks & rec. dept., police, and residents) should be ashamed of the fiasco they put on. They should be thankful for the Students Run LA, which consisted of the majority of runners for the half marathon. Otherwise, turnout would have been terrible. The volunteers were good at the aid stations, but what kind of marathon these days has no electrolyte drinks?