As the evening unfolded all runners were held at the respective aid stations. Once all runners and pacers were accounted for, the decision was made to move the runners closer to the finish line in anticipation of the ‘all clear’; however they were to travel down as a group.
Many who we held / pulled off the course at Long Road would have finished the event. However they did the correct thing and chose to listen to race officials and evacuate the course and/or head back up Long Road with Joel to await the all clear. Had they selfishly continued on, it would have created a larger burden on the tracking of the runners. These folks all did the correct thing.
At 9 PM, the race was officially done. Although several runners did cross the finish line before the original cutoff of 2 A.M., they did so after the race had been cancelled. The same opportunity to finish was never afforded those folks at long road.
Our 100k results will show “DNF” for true DNF’s. Those pulled from the course will receive a “ROCBRCODTTE,” which is short for "Runner On Course But Race Called Off Due To Tsunami Evacuation."