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A possibly ethical question re: wave starts (Read 404 times)

    I am going to race "Beat The Bridge" 8k in seattle this May. I expect to finish it in right around 35:00 so probably a little over a 7:00 pace. There are 3 waves, a sub 7 wave, a sub 8 wave and an everyone else wave. I'm considering going off with the first wave because I know that a lot of runners who will not break the 7:00/mile pace will go with that group and I mostly don't want to get stuck behind any of the slower people from the first wave if I go with the second wave since I'd like to "race" this race. So, In your experience would this be a really cruddy thing of me to do? A race this size, I'm sure I won't be the only person who isn't going to quite run under a 7:00 pace but I don't want to do it if it would be considered rude or unsportsman-like or any of the above. Any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated. Thanks everyone!
      Go with the first wave.
        You're certainly close enough. Go in the first wave but line up in the back half of that wave.

        Runners run.