Hello and happy Friday to you out there in BlogLand!
After I take a midterm, do a shakeout run and read a few chapters in my textbook…
I am going to go visit one of my best friends, Sarah, who is running her very first half marathon on Sunday.
I will be race banditing the half marathon.
Yep, I admit it.
I will be a race bandit!
A race bandit is someone who runs a race without registering and/or paying.
This is highly frowned upon by the running world. Highly frowned upon.
It’s right up there with using someone else’s bib.
But that’s a story for a different day.
I know what you are thinking.
Before you get all judgy and shake your finger at me,
allow me to explain…
I have a few justifications that I want to throw your way:
1. I had no intention of running this race, but when I found out she would be running alone, I had to come to her rescue.
2. I will be pacing her, not actually racing.
3. I will be bringing my own hydration backpack, and will not use any of the race resources offered during the course.
So what do you think? Now that you know the facts, what do you think about my attempt at race banditing?
Have you ever race bandit an event?
If you haven’t, would you ever do it?
Under what circumstances do you think it is okay, or not okay?