While the Boardwalk on Hollywood Beach was beautiful and the weather could not have been more perfect, I could not find the race nor any organizers for the run. I arrived early to register and the directions of "1 N Surf Road" lead me to the Boardwalk between Thomas and New Mexico where I did not find anyone. I sent a message to its organizer and await a response. I ran and enjoyed my time but I would think twice about spending/donating $$ to a race that did not exist....
I found maybe 10 fellow runners and none of us could find the start line. Noone seemed to be there. We all ran anyway, but I'm not sure what I paid for. The "race" was disappointing.
A total scam, I don't mind participating in a small group run and being "green" as was the pitch for this race, but there was no organizer!!!! Likewise, my boyfriend and I ended up running anyways, but it was unacceptable to not have the proper location to meet up, as I could not find 1 N Surf rd. and to not even show up. I really question where my money actually went so I cancelled the charge through my credit card, obviously these people do not care about their charity that much, so why should I?
I agree with everyone's review. My husband and I drove/walked around the area and could not find any gathering for a race. We decided to run along Hollywood Boardwalk and north to Dania Beach hoping to find it along the way but could not find anything. Active.com should not associate itself with this organization.
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