OK, calling all runners. I'm new to this whole thing.
I mean, I ran most of last year, and participated in a half marathon....but there's still allot I don't know.
If, for example, a local running club announces a "quality" run....that's "USATF certified," are there any restrictions to running it?
I mean, if I show up, will I be laughed out of the place because I don't run a 5 min mile marathon pace???
No where does it state "participants must be training for Olympics and/or have won all high school and cross country races."
There is a 1 mile kids run and a 2 mile fun run in the lineup as well. But they make a point of pointing out the 8km's USATF certification.
Why does that sound like "mere mortals shalt not attend"?
What say ye?