I would like to particpate in your marathon and would like to take my tire along with me......<details of tyre given and my experience with dragging tyres and reasons for doing so>.
Would you be open to this and provide me with the opportunity to do so?"
.....yes I ensured I used the US spelling of tyre.
My tyres typically weigh 10kg, and slide on the ground, having less force impact on the ground compared to an average human-being weighing 60kg running along and "smacking the ground" with 2 times their body weight. My tyres are 60cm wide. I am 56 cm wide.........and I must accept that some worlds are on a very narrow path and some worlds are more embracing.
My mind drifts back to New York marathon, 2007. Had spectators yelling at me to take off the tyre and run the marathon properly. On the US runnersworld site, there were a good number of "runners" who were not only against the tyre, but also against the rhino, the lighthouse man.......and in fact any runner that was running for a cause in an outfit that would make the event harder for themselves. Quote from one forumer: "That's a wasted place that a 'serious' runner could have had." ....and all other forumers on the thread backed him.
The London marathon in comparison is way more relaxed. Spectators are fantastic and encouraging. There are so many ciostumed characters who bring a smile to many and it really is one big festival with millions being raised. The UK events both big and small that have accepted me, have had fantastic organisers who have had a good sense of humour. They have all made me feel very welcomed. Singapore has also been very welcoming and will always be fantastic.
I am lucky that I have 2 countries who accept and tolerate my madness to challenge myself.
Perhaps one day I might find a US event who would be amenable to the Tyregirl! ;-)
An hour after publishing this post and having given up (after all I have written to about 10 events).............one organiser has responded with a Yes!..... Hatfield and McCoy WOO HOO!