OK, this i downright weird!!
Seriously, unless they strip search every person watching the race what the heck is the point of this!
I read it and there are some whinners on there. Re the camelbaks, for gods sake there are water stations every MILE and it is NOVEMBER.
For spectators, yes there are some restriction on the number of bags to be taken into the finish area / family reunion area, into the expo etc. I'd say that is not a bad thing in this climate
plus it says you can use handheld bottles and bottle belts, its only camelbaks. And as also-ran said, there are plently of water stations!
I feel that this is a bit over the top. Many people run with camelbaks as they need water between the stations and just do't get on with carrying bottles. I personally use a hydration bumbag, I wander if that would be allowed? I would love to run the NY Marathon one day but a restriction like this would definitely put me off.
At the end of the day the Boston bombers weren't running in the race were they? What nxt are they going to run full security checks on every entrant? THat would give us even higher race fees!
if you read the report it says that belts and presumably bumbags are allowed. but seriously, if there is really a water station every mile, why would you need water inbetween? its a road marathon, not a trail one, there will be no shortage of water.
It may seem a little silly, but with the sheer number of water stations only a few minutes apart is it really necessary to haul an extra couple of litres around on your back? IT really is overkill.
A huge overeaction. Anyone in the crowd can buy a gun in the States but run with a camelback? No, buddy that's dangerous. you could be a terrorist.
Simple solution, wear your Camelbak and just disguise it with a Rhinoceros suit or similar
"Many people run with camelbaks as they need water between the stations "
Not sure I agree with you Liz. If you need water between stations, it probably points more towards your training efforts than a need for a camelbak.
Oh dear. No costumes... this race will never be taken seriously now.
We won't need tacky gimmicks at Beachy WiB. A fantastic course will have to do.
I'm more concerned about suggestions that some races in the States are considering having no bag drops. Unless you can get a hotel near the finish, or have travelling support, that's going to be a chilly journey home.
I'm sure we will stuggle through, SR.
Oh god is cougie trying to set some Americans off (are there any here?)
Aren't Kinder eggs also banned in the US? Not that you need them to run NY of course!
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