I enjoyed the race. I have done several races. I do not understand the logic behind having on 5 portable potties at the beginning of the race. The race did not start on time, then some one with a bull horn tried to give instructions of which only the first two rows could hear. Then someone comes out and tell the 5k runners to follow the mercedes and the 10k runners to follow the white truck. Both map routes were on the website. I never saw either vehicle. It is traditional to put mile markers out for both races. The 5k only have mile 1 marked. Please invest in some better quality of cups for water. The cups were saturated and difficult to pick up. There was no trash bins to put the cup when finished. There was only 1 water station on the 5k and it was a record hot day to have only water at mile 1. The t-shirt we got is the same t shirt being sold at the festival. There was nothing noting the 5k or 6k on the shirt. I will think long and hard before I do another Georgia cup race.
Need to provide information about where to park prior to the race and the swag and end of race goodies were too far from the finish and hidden down a hill. Nice course!
I thought it was very poorly managed. From beginning to the end. Couldn't locate the event, parking or registration readily. Most of the volunteer seemed overwhelmed or grumpy. No clock at the finish line. The timing was off by at least 1.3 minutes. Just bad.
Unfortunately I agree with murrmom - it was very poorly managed. I was one of the "welcomed walkers" for the 10K and we were the last ones walking in that category. We were keeping up pretty well, but apparently not fast enough for the hired police officers who left their locations before we got there - it was hard to miss - we were just a little behind. Because of this we had to cross Spalding Dr. on our own and shortened our walk because we did not want to walk on Hwy. 141 w/o police assistance. Much too dangerous. Very disappointed as this was my first attempt. The event did not start on time and there was indeed no clock at the finish line unless I just totally missed it. I too never saw the vehicles except for the very beginning of the race and then they were nowhere to be seen unless you were in the top running category I assume. This can be very discouraging for people who are just beginning. If you want more participation, I suggest you talk to other race organizers before next year.
I agree that the event was poorly managed, especially during the awards ceremony. According to the results I placed second in my age group for the 10K. However, after looking at the other times, the first place winner had a time that would appear to be from the 5K. I certainly am not trying to take away from this person if they did actually finish the 10K in this timeframe; however, when the results were being calculated via a cell phone I have to question the validity.
And then when I went to pickup a t-shirt, I was informed that they only had large sizes remaining. When I registered for this event a week prior to the race, I was asked what my t-shirt size was so I would expect they should have this available, especially to people who pre-registered.
The race was to start at 7:00 am. It started at 7:06 am. I pre-registered and arrived early in order to p/u my bib number. A good thing as p/u was disorganized at best. For $30, I expect to things minimally: individual timing and a closed course. This race offered neither. I crossed the finish line and one of the race organizers asked me my bib number. I gave it to him. In the results, I am listed as DNS and results associated with my bib number are associated with another racer. Finally, the 10K was longer than 6.2 miles. I've had a bad experience with a Georgia Race Cup race in the past. It won't happen again.
A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time, pills or stairs. - Joan Welsh
5K Course was good ? not too many hills. Race email promised electronic timing; there was no timer at the start/finish, no chips and no times given at the mile markers (there was only one mile marker at mile one). Awards ceremony was scheduled to start at 8AM (in the email) ? I won my age group so I waited ? at 8:30AM I told them I had to leave and managed to get the medal and left. Medal was cheap generic with a sticker on the front, no mention of place or age group ? I wouldn?t of bothered waiting if I had known? T-shirt has been washed once and now has a hole in it? Not worth the $30 in my opinion.
I enjoyed the 10K course. However, I was really angry about the t-shirts. When you pay $30 for a race, you expect to get the size your registered for. Also the shirt was advertising the festival. It said nothing about the race. I also question the timing validity. Some of the 10K times were almost impossible.
The race was good. The finish live was UP a hill!! I PR'd, woot woot running the 5K. However, for $30 the t-shirt definitely could have been better. Cotton shorts for a runner? No way...
Agree with poor reviews - this race was badly managed from top to bottom. It was difficult to locate, volunteers weren't particularly helpful, there was poor signage towards the end of the 10k course (almost wondered if we had somehow gotten lost), no clock at the finish line, weird timing mechanism (cell phones?!), event did not start on time... but my biggest complaint is in regards to t-shirts. After registering well in advance and paying $30 , I expected to get the size shirt I registered for, and have that shirt mention the race. I was told that I could contact the coordinator for a replacement, but so far haven't heard back. I won't be running this race in the future, which is a shame because for a 10k it is actually a nice, fairly flat course.