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

kristin10185


I race in SparkleSkirts

    Obviously aside from catastrophic hurricanes a la NYC marathon.... do races generally get cancelled during bad weather?

     

    Just found out they're expecting a big rain storm during my race on Sunday. This is my third race, and my first 2 were both perfect, crisp, sunny fall days so I have no precedent for this. Just wondering if I need to start to prepare to lady up and run my first 10K in pouring rain, or if I need to prepare to have the race I've been training for to be cancelled.

     

    Thanks!

    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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    sugnim

      Better bring a trash bag, er, I mean a rain poncho!

      MJ5


      Chief Unicorn Officer

        I've never had a race cancelled for rain. I'd plan to run it.

        Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54


        Bad Ass

          I've done HMs in the pouring rain.  Most races do not cancel unless it's something major.

          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

          Blog

          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

            I've done HMs in the pouring rain.  Most races do not cancel unless it's something major.

             

             

            Like lightening! 

              Suck it up buttercup.

              Short term goal: 17:59 5K

              Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

              Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

                Rain? It's just another race. Same for wind, snow, freezing temperatures ...

                Lightning would be different - maybe push back the start time if it is likely to move through, or cancel if it's expected to stay around.

                Slymoon Runs


                race obsessed

                  Wear a billed cap

                    Wear a billed cap

                     

                    +1 to this. And tech clothing that won't weigh a ton once it is soaked.


                    Jane

                      Like lightening! 

                       Umm, they didn't cancel the Albany Marathon (HM) last year when the tornado sirens went off at mile 4.

                       Never run, if you want to never run, don't start because you'll never stop.


                      Muddling through

                        I've had a couple races postponed due to icy conditions that made footing, hence running, dangerous as well as driving to the race a highly questionable choice. I've also raced in torrential rains, a foot of snow, temps in the 90s, and even with lightning in the distance.

                        2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


                        Old , Ugly and slow

                          I think a race should be cancelled because of heat .

                          first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

                           

                          2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes

                          kristin10185


                          I race in SparkleSkirts

                            Suck it up buttercup.

                             

                            This is exactly what I was hoping to hear actuallySmile

                            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)

                             

                            I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

                              Good luck Kristin!!! Enjoy the rain!

                              Completed my first half marathon 2:09:04!!!

                                Afterwards, just think of the stories you can tell your friends and family around a warm fire how you ran your first 10k in a pouring rain and you PR'd Smile.  They will  be amazed and in awe of your achievement.  Best wishes for the race!

                                “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

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