13.1 "Boston" is at the end of June and according to their website and ads in magazines, its said to take place in Boston. The ads they have in local magazines show pictures of the city, as does the website. Originally the course was TBA but the location was definitely listed as Boston. I was excited to run this and figured I'd be able to walk down to the start line, since I live in Boston. I encouraged a good friend to sign up for the race and told her she could stay at my apartment. Here's what 13.1 Series says about Boston:
“Where the Party Meets the Pavement” is our tagline and when you come out and run, you’ll understand why. Join the party in the fastest growing half marathon series in the country. You’ll get to enjoy the sights and sounds of
However, when the course map came out, it was revealed that 13.1 "Boston" is actually in a small, rural town called Canton. According to Google it's going to be about a 25 minute drive to get there. Oh, wait, Ryan and I don't even have a car! So now on top of paying $55 to run
I just think it's really rotten of 13.1 Series to advertise that the race is in Boston, with bands and entertainment along the course, only to find out it's actually taking place on a farm 20 miles out of the city. I feel like they are tricking runners, getting them to sign up thinking they will get to run through a city. 13.1's website STILL says Boston and shows pictures of Boston.
I love to run and know I'll have fun, but still....Am I wrong to be upset about this?