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What happens if there is bad weather during races? (Read 282 times)


YAYpril - B-Plus

    I did a 10k on Labor Day. We were standing at the start, getting ready to go, and the skies completely opened up. We all stood there laughing our asses off. It ended up pouring for the first ~5 minutes of the race then it settled into a steady rain. It was fun. Enjoy the race!
    Venomized


    Drink up moho's!!

      I have raced in heavy rain and falling snow.  Typically the only time they will call a race is if there is lightening in the area and then its still a judgement call on the race director.

      Awood_Runner


      Smaller By The Day

        I have raced in heavy rain and falling snow.  Typically the only time they will call a race is if there is lightening in the area and then its still a judgement call on the race director.

         

        Don't forget sleet!  That was just last month.

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        Adam_McAllen


        Beer-and-waffle Powered

          I've only seen cancellations for a last minute snow storm in an city ill-equipped to deal with snow clearing. The race would have been a gongshow if they'd run it.

          In the words of my late-coach : Just hang in there, relax... and at the end of a race anyone you see.....just pass them


          Brains aint me forte

            Have fun running in the rain!

             "Address the process rather than the outcome.
            Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

            Little Blue


            Following Al

              I've only seen cancellations for a last minute snow storm in an city ill-equipped to deal with snow clearing. The race would have been a gongshow if they'd run it.

               Myrtle Beach?  They had a 20-year storm (4") and cancelled the race at midnight.  It all melted by noon.  Lots of pissed off runners ran the race anyway, since all of the markers and stuff were up.  We went shopping.Smile

               

              I agree with the billed cap.  And consider your shirt carefully, if you don't want to participate in the wet T-shirt contest. Blush

              kristin10185


              I race in SparkleSkirts

                 

                 

                I agree with the billed cap.  And consider your shirt carefully, if you don't want to participate in the wet T-shirt contest. Blush

                 

                Hehe good advice.

                 

                Thanks everyone! I was so nervous they would cancel it! I will wear all tech fabric clothes, visor, a poncho and enjoy my 10K "swim"! Should make for an interesting RR if the weather is as predicted

                PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                 

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                   Myrtle Beach?  They had a 20-year storm (4")

                   

                  20 years?  Sounds like about 20 minutes worth of snow when it's really coming down here in Buffalo Tongue

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