Atlanta Half Marathon on Dec. 15 has been postponed — updated

The Atlanta Half Marathon, scheduled to be finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Dec. 15, has has been postponed, according to race organizers.

AMS pulled out as host three months ago when reports of other races organized by Rapid Running, which put together the event, were being promoted and then postponed or cancelled at several sites around the U.S.

David Mason, president of Rapid Running, said in an e-mail that AMS’ decision forced him to cancel the event. He said that the 80 runners who registered can apply their registration fees toward any other race organized by his company. However, www.rapidrunning.com doesn’t have a schedule listed on its website and Mason didn’t answer an email asking him how runners are supposed to know when the other racers are going to be run.

Some runners have said that they hadn’t heard that the Atlanta Half Marathon has been cancelled. Mason disputed this, saying he notified entrants, but he again declined to say how.

Cancellations such as the one at AMS and the other races have led some runners to describe Rapid Running as orchestrating a scam in which they accept the registration fees, and then cancel the event but don’t return the money.

Mason said that wasn’t true.

“They can say what they wish but that’s not true,” he said

Registration for the event, handled by Active.com, has been disabled, though the registration website doesn’t list any changes to the race’s status and still lists the finish line as being at AMS.

7 comments Add your comment

Pepe

November 17th, 2012
5:23 pm

Oh well…I’m sure I can find something a little more entertaining to do

native atlantan

November 17th, 2012
8:34 pm

What happened to the Thanksgiving morning half marathon ?

Jason

November 17th, 2012
9:41 pm

Native Atlantan – Nothing happened to the Thanksgiving half marathon. I’m running it on Thursday!

Frannie

November 17th, 2012
9:45 pm

I’ve been registered for this race since late spring along with a few friends. Is there any other information about refunds, or better yet, litigation against David Mason/ Rapid Running Event Manangement?

Tree Rollins

November 18th, 2012
1:20 am

Is the Thanksgiving Half Marathon in jeopardy- I am now very concerned??

Biff Pocoroba

November 18th, 2012
11:41 am

Thanksgiving half is run by the Atlanta track club so it will be fine.

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