One week from today the Shanghai Marathon will take place and this year the organization discovered that they can send out mass SMS to non-Chinese participants. A few weeks ago it already started by out of the blue telling me that I had to pick up my start number at a certain location. That message probably should have been sent next week but they broadcast it too early.
A few more messages followed and now the organization started to send out ‘tips’. They are so hilarious that I wanted to share them with you. Maybe Chinese runners appreciate this, but I can’t take a marathon organization serious that reminds me of things like ‘marathon strengthens physique and pleasures body and mind’…
Or this one from last night asking me to ‘make a self assessment’ because ‘caring life is everyone’s responsibility:
Interesting is that all messages so far came from different phone numbers, so you can’t even block their spam SMS. I hope the organization of the race will be more professional than these messages and better than the mess they created so far.