Friday, March 7, 2014

Runner At The Mouth, Part 1

Race's Facebook post:  "Our Awards Coordinator will be reaching out in regards to how one may pick up their award.  Unfortunately, we cannot mail these but you can have someone else pick it up for you and mail it."

Racer's comment on the post:  "Cannot or won't; cannot would assume you are physically unable or the item is not allowed. Won't well I'm sure there is some PC / CYA reason."

Not sure why people have to be so negative and/or cynical.  The award is a nice cloth, fold-up camping chair.  A different award.  Something that can be used instead of set on a shelf or discarded in a box.  Why won't the race mail it?  Probably, expense.

Before I could finish this thought and blog it, the race director responded:  "The Award Ceremony is simply for that reason, to distribute awards. The awards are camping chairs and it becomes expensive to mail and time consuming for a volunteer organization. Runners make the choice to leave before the awards ceremony which is the scheduled well before the event took place. Awards will be distributed on March 15th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Will there be age group awards?  Page 13 of the race guide.

Will they be mailed?  Page 13 states "Awards will not be mailed after the event."

Time of the awards ceremony?  Page 15.

Where are they located?  Page 30 has a map.

This isn't hard, people.

The commenter?  His marathon finishing time was 6:11:30 and even if he had received an award, it is less than a 10-mile drive for him.

Some people, again, love to complain.

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