I registered for what will be my 12th Paris to Ancaster. Early, to get both the discount and ensure I was in a decent wave (which last year, I wasn't!).
... and was met with this message on confirmation.
Race Kit/Plate pick up:
Saturday, April 29 2018 – Ancaster Community Centre - 12 to 5pm.
THERE IS NO LONGER PLATE PICKUP ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT.
A race with people coming from all over the GTA (and beyond), and now you expect them to come to Ancaster twice?
For me, that's about 3 extra hours of driving. For some an extra hour, 2 hours, 4 hours. Or, if you believe their comments on social media - they're going to just not come out at all.
Not cool, P2A. Not. Cool.
I hope they reconsider - the reaction on-line has been pretty swift. I get that race-day pick-up is a pain in the ass for them, but it's a pain in the ass for hundreds of people if they don't offer it (not to mention the wastefulness of people driving out twice).
Honestly, if this stays this way, it could quite easily be my 12th and last P2A. It's really not worth it for me to drive out twice. I hope enough people vote with their feet on this one, if the RD doesn't reconsider.