December 6, 2013

Dallas Marathon CANCELLED! WTF?

It's race week for the Dallas marathon and all week we've been monitoring the weather.  Last year we were afraid (and unfortunately right) that it would be too warm.  This year, too cold.  The forecast is calling for freezing temperatures and ice. We've been monitoring the weather all week and I've been hoping for the cold weather and no ice.

Then, on Friday before the race.  Just a few hours before I was due to leave.  We go the following update:


Safety of our participants, as well as our volunteers and spectators, is our primary concern on MetroPCS Dallas Marathon race weekend.

We met this morning with officials from the City of Dallas, Dallas Police Department and the Office of Special Events to assess the situation. Due to current weather conditions, and forecasted conditions for Saturday and Sunday, as of today at 12:40 p.m., the decision has been collaboratively made to cancel the 2013 MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.

We regret that the race will not go on as planned, but are confident this decision is in the best interest of our runners, volunteers, spectators and the general public.

Additionally, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo for Friday and Saturday has been canceled.

Well that sucks.  Amazingly, the Bryan/College Station Marathon (BCS) had some last minute bibs open up that could be purchased.  I snatched one up and I'll be racing Sunday after all.  My coach says its a great race.  She actually won the half-marathon last year.  Now to arrange a hotel and work on getting over there.  It can't ever be easy I guess.

BTW, no refunds for Dallas but supposedly we're still getting our shirts!  Now to focus on this PR I'm going for at BCS!

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