- May 25, 2004
I ran with the pacers for 2017 Princess HM. They did remind many to keep off to the right when walking but as you said many people in the group disregarded this. Luckily, many of these folks dropped back around Magic Kingdom. Most in the group I was with did try to be mindful but I also saw many others not with the pacing group walk right down the middle of the path even stopping without notice. So, I agree with you that many people did not know the rules of etiquette, however, I don't think it was limited to the run/walk/run group. JMOThe few I saw seemed to have a complete disregard for the other runners around them. The worst was the group that passed me on the bath from HS to Epcot. They decided to take up the entirety of an already narrow path and then over took the whole water stop along there making it difficult for others to get water. I was passed by another group earlier in another narrow section, struggling to remember where, but they took up to bulk of the path there too. I was not thrilled with them. I'm sure some of the runners may not have known proper race etiquette, but a reminder from the pace leaders would've been nice. The pace leaders heading towards the boardwalk just started their walk intervals in the middle of the path instead of the sides.