The 2007 Bizz Johnson Half Marathon was worse than expected.
It is a lovely course, but the Race Director's extreme rudeness and unprofessional behavior towards racers ruined our trip. When asked basic questions, his inadequate answers were given in a condescending manner. There was no expo, no race packets, no pre-race information, confusion with drop bags, late race start with poor communication, and no lanterns in the dark train tunnels as promised.
The pasta night was fine except for when the RD tactlessly whined about his race expenses ($10,000 for porta potties and $50,000 to hire a speaker). Clearly, the RD has no respect for people who spend their hard-earned money to travel to his event. His right-hand man was equally as rude. We weren't the only ones to feel this way -- other runners also complained.
We will not go back to this event.