According to the Indy Star the date has been changed from Sept 8 to Nov 3 after event organizers met with city officials.
The event had over 12,000 participants registered for this year’s inaugural race.
The event’s website had this to say:
Due to other events taking place in Downtown Indianapolis on September 8th, 2007 the persons in charge of medical could not or did not have the resources to cover any emergencies that could arise during the marathon. It was not expected for the Indy Classic Marathon to have so many participants registered in the first year of the event.
We understand that this may cause some of you to rethink your commitment to running in this year’s event due to scheduling conflicts; if that is the case we will offer a refund. To compensate for the inconvenience for those who are registered as of August 21, 2007 and remain registered for this year and participate in the event, Indy Classic Marathon will give entry to the dinner buffet for free, and a 50% off an entry into next yearâ€™s event, at this year’s prices.
If you have paid for your dinner already Indy Classic Marathon will reimburse you for the dinner fee paid.
Please contact Indy Classic Marathon online concerning your fee reimbursement.
We offer all of you who registered our sincere apology.
All rules and regulations, and waivers of liability remain intact and effective for the new day of the event.
All registration procedures remain the same.
We will be contacting all participants individually.
Thank you for your understanding during this date change and we look forward to seeing you November 3rd, 2007 same time and place.
This event is sold out so don’t think about running it now with the later date. I can’t imagine this will be good for future years, but hopefully it won’t hurt the race. This postpones the race 8 weeks and will really throw training schedules out of wack.
My thought would be to ease back on the training for a week and then go back to week 8 and start over again. You might be able to skip some of your long-long runs if you had already got them in. I’m not a coach so I don’t know for sure. Anybody have a thought?
You could also get the full refund and then take part in the Indianapolis Marathon on October 20, which is 2 weeks earlier.