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I have already run 41 half marathons. Many I have loved and would love to run again and then again, there were those that I wished I hadn’t.
I already posted about reasons to choose a race so my topic today is: Reasons Not to Choose A Half Marathon
1.A Poorly Marked or Inaccurate Course
No one likes a course that is short and long and even worse, one that you get lost on.
2.A Boring or Ugly Course
Running in traffic or running loops and worse, just a route with nothing scenic to look at.
An ugly medal or NO medal… or a uni-sex shirt (that doesn’t fit) or even a COTTON shirt.
Poorly marked location, unorganized start/finish, not enough parking or not enough portapotties…
Not enough water stops or water stops that run out of water. Unappetizing Post-race refreshments or lack of.
- Cost – Too expensive
- Deferral policies – none or too expensive
- Crowd Support – none or very little
- Size – too big or too small
- Knowing No One – not fun to run a race all alone
Happy Running! Any other reasons to offer on why you would avoid picking a race? Which of the above, have you chosen? Please share.