Yesterday, I made the decision not to race Fontana, this weekend. Speculations started swirling around the internet as to why I made that decision (don't you just love how people do that? Not.)
Allow me to clarify:
1. I am not injured nor sick
2. I am certainly NOT under trained. Downhills are my specialty and I am more than ready for that race.
A series of personal events came up that I felt it was best to not race this weekend. Nothing tragic, just a choice of priorities. I have PLENTY of other races to run this year - and more importantly, ET Full Marathon is in August.
Since I announced I would not be running Fontana, I have had several people ask me if I would sell my bib. Instead of repeating myself to all, I decided to address the issue on my blog.
Fontana forbids transfers and selling of bibs. Could I get away with it? Yes, I could, but I won't.
I will not allow someone to run under my name (no matter how fast they are) nor would I run for someone else. It is a boundary I will not cross.
Yes, I know the person could remove the chip and it wouldn't be timed, but it still is not ethical...
In my opinion.
It doesn't matter if I paid $30 or $300 for this race, the race rules are the rules and I agreed to them when I registered.
So, for those who are inquiring - you have your answer. If I could sell you my bib, I would - but I can't. Sorry.
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Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
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