I will preface this with I'm not talking about the devastation that happened in NYC. That was certainly justified when a City like New York shuts down from a hurricane and people have no power, water or food. I'm just talking about because of snow or it's really cold - nothing life threatening.
|My snowy race in January - Brooksie Way Chill at the Mill 5k in Rochester|
Of course, I write this after I ran the Super 5k this past Sunday. It didn't take long to get to the race, but the condition of the course was really snowy, as in ankle deep snowy. If we were not signed up for it, we just would not show up but then we would also not get the best price for the race either. I've never missed a race I signed up for yet - no DNS or DNF in 65 races. Sometimes it happens, but my hope is that the only way I'm not showing up for a race is my decision and not the races. Frankly, I'd rather see a delay in the start time than changing to a new date or cancelling.
Then again, I run in anything so it's hard to argue with me that there's ever a reason to cancel given I run regardless of weather. I've seen it all yet somehow I manage to get my miles in.
It's Michigan. It's Winter. It snows. Deal with it or don't put on a race or sign up for a race at that time of year.
What's next? Should races change/cancel because it's raining out? What say you?
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!