7 Bridges half & full marathon miscalculated, race directors suggest hiring 2nd certifier
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —
While competitors were running in the seven bridges marathon, organizers discovered a slight problem with the course, it was the wrong distance.
Race organizers discovered that the course for the full marathon was point six-three miles longer than it should have been.
The half marathon course was point six-three miles shorter than it should have been.
Despite the attention to detail needed to plot the course, organizers tell us, this isn't the first time something like this has happened.
"Two years ago we had a road closure problem that made our half marathon sort, we didn't want a repeat of that, so we had our certifier here today and he re-certified it," said race director Jay Nevins.
The race director told us that times will be adjusted to match the correct distance traveled.
He says they will be provided incentives for runners to sign up again next year and have suggested hiring a second certifier to check the routes next year.