Let me preface this by saying that this is all tongue in cheek–I love what race directors do for us. They take on a thankless job, spend countless hours putting together quality events, and rarely make much of a dime off the event (unless they are directors of the RocknRoll series, of course!). That said, every once in a while, the race description might be, well, a little off. Here are some of my favorite lines from race directors:
- Rolling hills. Translation: big mother hills that never end.
- Water stops at miles x, y, and z. Sometimes it’s only x and y, not z. Or only x.
- Small gravel section. This could mean a mile or more worth of off-road terrain you weren’t expecting.
- Mile markers at every mile. Not always.
- A “scenic tour” of whatever city in which the race is held. Sometimes turns out to include business parks or old, dilapidated neighborhoods.
- Post race party with great food. How about a banana and bottled water?
Know of what I speak here? What would you add to this list?