Running around town
Monday, May 21, 2007
Pat Galbincea, The Plain Dealer
Staying the course was difficult for several hundred 10K participants in Sunday's 30th Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and 10K. ...
... The lead race car was diverted off the 10K course at the two-mile mark when police blocked the entrance to the Shoreway at West Third Street and Lakeside Avenue, causing 200 to 300 runners -- including the elite men and women -- to run anywhere from 800 yards to 2.7 miles extra while in the Flats.
"We are thoroughly embarrassed and extremely sorry that this happened," said Jack Staph, executive director of the race. "It's our responsibility to keep people on course, and we didn't do that. I'm just sick about this."