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Course snafu causes many Maine Coast Marathon runners to go

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue May 16, 2017 6:09 am

Course snafu causes many Maine Coast Marathon runners to go an extra half-mile
Race officials will offer an entry fee refund and free entry next year to anyone adversely affected in an attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon.


After a snafu that caused many runners to go an extra half-mile, the race director of Sunday’s Maine Coast Marathon apologized and is offering refunds to those who were attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

“We’re going to offer a full refund for this year and free entry into next year,” said race director Charles Melton. “That’s all we can do here unless (Boston Athletic Association, which runs the Boston Marathon) allows us to do more.”

Melton apologized on Facebook on Monday for the mistake. He planned on sending out an email Monday night explaining how to apply for the refund. The entry fees this year ranged from $75 to $95.

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Re: Course snafu causes many Maine Coast Marathon runners to

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 18, 2017 4:57 am

Would-be Boston Marathon runners miss qualification after Maine course error

Laurel Jones is convinced she ran the annual Maine Coast Marathon on Saturday fast enough to earn a spot

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/05/17/s ... rse-error/
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