- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
- Event Website
I ran both the 5k and attempted the half marathon- the races were on two different days. The 5k race was so much fun and the energy of the city kept you going. The post race food was not very dairy-free friendly so we were not able to enjoy anything outside of the banana.
The Half Marathon started almost an hour late due to police still on the route. All of us runners waited in our corrals with no sense of when the race would actually start. Once we did start the crowd support was super energetic. We came up to our first aid station as since I did not speak French, I relied on the signage colors- blue was gatorade and orange was water. That was a bit strange to me and did cause a little confusion at the first aid station.
A lot of runners openly shared that they did not train for this half/full and were just out winging. This caused a lot of congestion on the course and it was difficult to get around other runners before the road opened up.
Right before the aid station at mile 5, there was an unmarked pothole on the course. Unfortuately, my right foot went in this pothole and I wound up fracturing my cuboid bone. Luckily, the medics were at this station and they tried to help me. The medic told me she just learned how to take BP on her was over to the race (that did not make me feel very good). Because I wasn't able to finish the race, they called for transportation to come get me and take me to the start line. I waited in the tent for so long, they began breaking down everything around me and left me to sit on the sidewalk. Transport never came so I wound up taking an Uber back to where we were staying.
I emailed the race after all of this had happened and they had nothing to reply back about my awful experience. I would love to run this again, but not after how the race organizers treated my situation.