I think the comments on this thread are very harsh. It reads like a load of grumpy people who just like to complain. With an ever decreasing marathon calendar accept the race for what it is. I would rather retain it in its current format than lose it.
Organising the race must be a logistical nightmare. To do it to the standard of a simple looped road course would require charging the 500 entrants significantly more.
I enjoyed my race. If you are up for a challenge then do not be put off.
Very poor decision making by the organisers of this race. We could all see the forecast for Saturday and Sunday and after making a good call to inspect the course on Saturday for some reason without thinking about their customers they got scared.
As race director for 2 races a year I appreciate the stress in organising an event, but having paid my money I would expect the organisers to make every effort to run the race. They do not appear to have done this.
As a repeat customer in the past I will not be entering their race again.
I am expecting a partial refund of my entry fee less any costs they had incurred before they cancelled.