I just wanted to get everyone’s thoughts on the sag wagon. I realize as runners that we never want to have I use the sag wagon, but things happen, injuries, illness, etc during the race that sometimes you just can’t push through. But I have definitely met people who either run/walk/run-walk and register for a race knowing full well there is a time limit and cannot finish before the time limit.
I just received a reminder email from a 1/2 I’m registered for with further race day information, including a paragraph about the strict time limit. If you aren’t at mile 7.1 by a certain time, you WILL be picked up and transported to mile 11 so that you can finish within the cutoff time, ensuring you receive a medal and all other finisher goodies.
What are your thoughts on people who still receive a finishers medal, but didn’t actually complete their 14.1/26.2/whatever race distance they’re signed up for?