I had signed up for the 5kfoam fest in January. I was so excited! The day comes for my race and I am pretty eager to do it. This is my first race in a really long time, and I’ve only been okayed by my doctor to run about 1 mile, so I was a little nervous.
For support, my man went but mostly to video tape me and my mishaps! He was walking around with his tripod and video camera I felt like I had paparazzi!
Let me say this was the worst race I have ever not done in my life.
I chose to DNS this race for several reasons.
Parking was not bad so I will give them that one, but it really depended on where you tried to park. I saw many cars parked about a block away.
The race was held at McDonald Ranch.*
McDonald Ranch is like a little western town. Great place, just not in the heat.
When we walked up, there was a line about 30 people long waiting to clean up with the trickle of water coming out of the hose. REASON NUMBER ONE!
Try a fire hose next time! Make it part of the fun!
I went and picked up my bib and I was already having second thoughts about this race, due to the heat, but the hose thing was the 1st thing that somewhat bothered me.
The Second Reason: I got my shirt and asked where the start was.
The lady did not know! Ummm
I rounded the corner and found the start. I found out that many people just hopped into whatever time they wanted.
Reason Number Three- Lack of organization. This was making me a little concerned. I mean what if there is no water out there.
This is the finish line. I was watching this to see how things were going. There was a line about 20 min long to get through this “event” because it was broken on one side. I mean really? Broken?
My friend came through and told me that there was tons of broken/closed obstacles, no water, and if there was any water it was HOT. She went on and told me for each obstacle you wanted to do the wait was 10-20 minutes. I also heard there was not any food or water for the people who finished the last start. That is just crazy!
MY Final reason for not running this “race”. NO WATER!
I would not even rate this race! All thumbs down! Hopefully they respond and stop taking the complaints off FB.
Disappointed yes, regrets I did not start..NO!
In the end, I decided I am not a mud race type of girl. I like to run, but I am not into running into mud on purpose. It’s really just not my thing.