I finally took the time to call the park district to ask what was up with the switcharoo with the Frosty Footrace race distance today. And… they had no idea what I was talking about (but were very nice!).
“Hi, I was wondering why the Frosty Footrace was changed to a two mile race?”
“In the catalog, it’s listed as three miles.”
“When you go directly to the event page, it’s listed as two.”
“Ahh, I see that now, let me talk to my director and get back to you.”
They called me right back – “It’s a typo, it’s a three mile race.”
I don’t get the catalog at my house anymore, but found it online to see what it was listed as there, and yeah, it does show it as a three miler. And, there is a note from executive director saying they changed it:
Am I up for it? Probably not! Ha! I run on rocks, ice and very uneven terrain most times I run from my house in the winter. I don’t really want to pay and drive to do it! And it’s definitely not safe to try to run a fast pace on a course like that. We’ll see what happens. The race benefits the center’s senior programs, so they may just get my $25 donation without me showing up.
I really wonder how they are going to handle this – their catalog says three miles, but they mailed out brochures that say two miles. Are they going to do another mailer to all those homes? Or let people be surprised by the extra mile on race day?
And now it’s time to use my favorite emoji: