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Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Jordan S. on Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:01 pm

Drove up here and got my registration packet, got to the hotel and heard that it got cancelled. I was really excited to run my first full marathon. Now have to get back to training.
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Jerry on Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:46 pm

find one next week or soon
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:41 am

Sorry about that Jordan
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Post  ounce on Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:38 am

that really sucks, but you'll kill the next one.
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Michael Enright on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:32 am

Ouch.

Go to marathonguide.com and find something that has spots open in the next three weeks (probably tough with the holidays upon us) if you can, and you'll be fine. Maybe Rocket City in Huntsville?
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  carleenp on Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:04 pm

@Jordan S. wrote:Drove up here and got my registration packet, got to the hotel and heard that it got cancelled. I was really excited to run my first full marathon. Now have to get back to training.
That is a bummer. I saw the news and thought of you. Definitely go to marathonguide.com and see if there is one coming up that will work for you. Maybe you can do another long run or two and then run a different one.
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Post  Mark B on Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:40 pm

That's awful, Jordan. Sorry to hear it. Hope you can find a replacement race soon, because you're ready.
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:35 pm

No one's stopping you from running 26.2 on your own, right?  Wink
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Jordan S. on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:26 pm

Because of the cancellation, I have been offered 1 of three options.

1. Get full refund of the registration fee
2. Get first opportunity to sign up for the race next year but I would lose this years fee and have to pay next year.
3. I can apply my registration fee to 1 of 3 races, Rock N Roll Arizona, Rock N Roll New Orleans, or the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville, TN.

Pretty nice that they are giving us these options I guess. I just can't decide which race to run. I really don't want to do Arizona so that one is out. What do ya'll think of Nashville vs. New Orleans? Anybody ever run either one?
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  ounce on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:58 pm

I have done the NOLA half 2 or 3 years ago. Others have done it or the full, as well. You have to watch your foot placement on those roads. Further, they had a strange set up for getting people from the finish area in the park back to the Convention Center.

I hear Nashville is hilly, but you may have hills in NE Mississippi, so that might not be a deal killer.

Good luck on your decision.
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Jerry on Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:07 pm

take the money
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:37 pm

I've run both the Half and Full in NOLA.  It is a flat course that is scenic and it is a fun city. Lots of hotels and great food (for after the run!).  I've run it both as a RnR and NOTC event and it is still well run.  The only drawback is that it is now bigger than ever (lots of runners), but I didn't think it was real crowded last year.  This year it is February 2nd, so I doubt that the weather will be warm.  I'll possibly be running the half again this year.
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Re: Memphis marathon cancelled

Post  Schuey on Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Real cool they have given you some good options! Bummer that this happen for your first marathon!
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