The BMR Creed
The 1st words out of your mouth
when addressing the first person you
meet following the race WILL NOT BE..."I ran a 5:30 pace"..how did you do"
Especially if it is a woman...instead you will ask her if you can buy her a drink..
You will not post a story on
the internet about how you went anaerobic at split 3 and that
if it had been a flat course you may have had a personal best..especially if you just turned 40..
You will not post a story on
the internet stating that you had to stand in line
for the "FREE" food....you still have to stand in line for the food at Fenway Park and Boston Garden and it ain't free....and anyway, it's a good chance to say hello to someone you normally may not have the chance to or would..take advantage of this slow time and say hello to your fellow man or woman..for some of you it may be the 1st time:>)
You do not..I repeat do not ask
race director where you get your
it's potato chips and then I will direct you to the food line!!
You will have some sense of
male camaraderie.....THANKS GUYS
Janet Kelly, John Sidlauskas, Ron Cavage,
Brian Kelly & Phat Ernie @ BMR XVIII in 2013
You will support Paulie's New
Orleans Jazz n' Blues Festival - this should go without question:>)
Back to the internet...You will
not speak poorly of the BMR or "any" running event..
but you may in a gentlemanly fashion pass on the constructive critique to the
race director, many times constructive critique will be acted on.
You will not post on the
internet or complain on race day that you couldn't find the food or that
there was none left...it is not a race directors responsibility to have
someone at the finish line holding a "how to card" or a bottle of
water...figure that it is close by and snoop around..if your too tired to
snoop around then you probably shouldn't have run the race anyhow..your
physical shape is not the race directors responsibility...and if the food
runs out it is because your fellow runner had little regard for you and
either ate it all or took it home for the kid's...
If a mistake happens and you
are the brunt of the mistake...don't unload all of your gastric & bowel contents
all over the
volunteers...most situations can be easily
so speak softly and remember this is a "fun" race...for all, NOT created to be the highlight of YOUR LIFE
You will not engage the race
director with any nonsense about this race being a sexist, blah, blah, blah
event...save this for a forum that has interest in this kind of
discussion..your opinion will fall on the deaf ears of the race director..the race director is just not interested in your opinion on this
aspect of the race...
We dig slower runners..but just
cause your slow doesn't mean that the race director has to
stand guard over the food, or be waiting at the finish line cheering you on...he would rather be waiting for you at the bar with a cold beer in his hand..hopefully bought by one of the runners or a single gal..cause he is single...meet the race director there and he'll greet you with a "good job"!!! So no griping if everyone is munching on a bratwurst or drinking a beer and not waiting for you, that's the breaks if your slow!! We all have our crosses to bear:>)
You will be a gentleman at all
Bill Lee & 3-Time BMR Champion Matt Corcoran @ BMR XVIII in 2013