Monday, February 2, 2015

Why Can't You Find Your Race Pictures?


While most of us were glued to our television sets last night watching the super bowl ( except for me, I was working on my articles for the "How To" magazine, although I did take a brief break to watch Katy Perry at half time.), our running friend Lois was busy scrolling through the hundreds of unclaimed photos from Marathon Foto.


queen of hearts

 Apparently some of her race photos from marathon weekend in Disney were not showing up in her account.  In any race where Marathon Foto is there taking pictures, if you have photos that are "missing" you are encouraged to look through the "unclaimed" photos file. Believe me there are hundreds and sometimes thousands of "unclaimed" photos of runners. An unclaimed photo is essentially a photo were they can not identify the runner because their race bib may not have been properly showing. This could be because another runner was in front of them ( don't you hate when that happens? Especially when you are running a Disney race and you are going for that perfect shot running through the castle and another runner cuts you off? That is frustrating.), or perhaps your bib just wasn't on straight or Marathon Foto caught you at the wrong angle. What ever the case, you are now considered "Unclaimed" .

After hours of searching through the "unclaimed" folder to see if she could find her lost race pictures  Lois had come to a few conclusions and I thought they were so funny that I asked her to share them here.  Here goes:

Because I am crabby after hours of looking at marathon photo, I have come to a couple conclusions:

 1. Jeans, no matter how cold the temps, should never be worn to a race. It is just wrong on so many levels.


 2. Never in any race should 8 or 9 people be holding hands across the race course. I don't care if you are there with a group, it just shouldn't ever happen.

 3. It was cold at the 5K, but I'm not sure it was parka cold, with a scarf and a hood..

 4. If you are going to dress as Cruella De Vil, do your research. She never got the Dalmatian coat. But if you must add the spots to your costume, make sure they are Dalmatian spots and not a cow print.

 5. If you dress as Donald Duck, orange calf sleeves are just wrong, wrong, wrong. He has yellow legs, yellow feet and a white butt. He doesn't do orange.

Thank you Lois for making us laugh while educating us on proper race attire!

20 comments:

  1. This was hilarious!! I don't know if this is some horrible fashion trend that I am unaware of, but I saw several people on race day wearing these like spandex jean things. It was horrible and I cringed each time.

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    1. I didn't see that ( at least I don't remember), but I would have to shake my head and wonder Why?

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  2. I would never wear real jeans to a race but I love my denim print Ink and Burn.

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    1. Yea, I wouldn't understand running in real jeans either!

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  3. funny! Disney is always a fashion show of crazy on the course or off!

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  4. Love this! After I ran Chicago, I was disappointed in the lack of photos that they had of me (altho the ones that were there were pretty good!), so I purused the unclaimed photos. O.M.G. There were so many. And I found some really crazy ones. Gumby ran the marathon! Some Fu Manchu guy too! A lady in a very skimpy bikini. And yes, those people holding hands. What's up with that?

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  5. I have never had photos taken at a race before, but I really hope I do next time. I would love a good collection of race photos.

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  6. Love this! This post reminded me of Jeff Galloway's comment after either the 5k or 10k (I can't remember which race). Since it was cold and he hadn't packed for the cold, he wore jeans during one of the races. Its always funny to hear when somebody highly respected in the running world does a running no-no.

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  7. I have been dealing with marathonfoto and their "help" support all last week and I have to say that if it wasn't my first marathon, I wouldn't have taken the time to figure out how to get the best shots, look through unclaimed photos, and find lost races and they would have lost my business. I hope they get a better website soon.
    @heatherlas

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  8. I'm starting to chafe just thinking about running in jeans. Ouch.

    Ahhh - it's the worst when someone runs in front of you, or decides to come to a halt so the photographer takes their photo (multiple times, I guess, because it usually takes the runner a while to get moving again). Everyone wants their photo, but it's not cool to stop in front of others or cut them off. It's one of my pet peeves at runDisney (generally I'm loving the whole thing, but something about cutting off others, not just me, irks me).

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  9. I love that list!

    I saw someone in jeans at the NYC marathon which really stumped me. People running NYC are typically pretty serious. There are hardly any costumes and it's not the kind of race that someone signs up for having no idea what they're getting into like some of the Disney races.

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  10. That made me laugh. Especially the jeans comment, I did see someone on a bus to a start wearing jeans once. At first I just assumed they were a volunteer catching a ride to an aid station or something, but sure enough they had a big on their shirt.
    It reminded me that once I was lined up for a race and a guy lit up a cigarette. He thought he was so cool, and was like, well it's a great way to start the day??? Everyone just looked at him, like he was an idiot, and I don't think any of us appreciated having to smell it as we were getting ready to run 26.2... But if you run enough races, chances are you're going to see some odd things!

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  11. This is great.
    I bet you can see some crazy things going through the unclaimed file... good laughs to be had

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  12. I've seen men in jeans at several races. I think they are making some type of statement, although I'm not sure what it could possibly be...real men run in jeans? HA. They can't be comfortable.

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  13. Ha ha hilarious crabby rumblings. Jeans at a race though! I've never seen that.

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  14. Very funny! I know there is a file somewhere with my pictures where I might actually look like I am not about to die!

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  15. Hahahahaha...cow print Cruella.

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  16. I was in the last corral (yes...don't get me started!) for the 5 and 10K and had to weave around some real actual denim jeans wearers...

    I can't see wearing denim leggings at any time...much less running anywhere!!

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