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Actually, I think most recreational runners do not realise there are separate events companies behind these runs - I didn't too, when I first started joining events... till I got educated by fellow forummers here!
In any case, I guess its wise for me to skip YOLO this year!
This thread reminded me of the hiccups at last year's event (I was walking to the start line, when I was told the run had been cancelled due to impending bad weather... So I went to collect the goodie bag that included a huge yoga mat, only to hear that the run was still on... The queue for bag deposit was crazy long by then, so I ended up walking the route with the huge yoga mat! After coming back from the route, the event area was also a mess, and it took a while to figure out where the yoga session was being held ) ...... I had thought the organisers were just unlucky to be affected by weather conditions last year, but hearing all the feedback here, I guess they are just bad at their job overall!
Yet another outstanding screw up hack job by X-Change Events.
Those interested can read all the negative comments about the event >> https://www.facebook.com/pg/DreamWorksDaysg/community/?ref=page_internal
From what I have been reading, it's the same mistakes being repeated ad nauseam - poor placement of signage/ not enough signages, no marshals, lack of hydration, poor planning and execution etc.
Imagine all the kids being held in the holding pen when you have a single verification point to allow the parent in to reunite with their child. 800m took 10mins but another 1.5 hr needed to get your child.
Frankly, this sounds a lot worse than Meiji Run and Runners League Leg 01.
You have to hand it to X-Change Events. It takes a special kind of talent to screw up every race that you organise.
Not only that, I think they had done irreparable damage to the reputation of brands like Meiji and now Dreamworks. Those who signed up for the races won't care that it was X-Change Events who screw things up. As far as they are concerned, it was Meiji and Dreamworks that were behind the run.