Our plans for the Somerville Jingle Bell 5K were unceremoniously thrown out the window this weekend, with the arrival of this very disappointing (and rather glib) notice:

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A few questions on this: Who is Paulie? Why does he wear sunglasses? Because the race has been rescheduled (and moved to a date when many of us are already out of town for the holidays), does this mean we can’t get our money back?

We picked up our packets already, so now we all have bib numbers for an event we’re not going to run, and we also paid $38 each for what may go in the books as the worst race t-shirt ever.

All this for three inches of snow! Well done, Somerville, and well done, Paulie.

So instead of exercising, we spent the weekend merry-making with a great “throwback” holiday party on Saturday and a calorie-laden family dinner (and plenty of football) on Sunday. What about you, 2FNS community? Have you ever had a race cancelled or postponed? How did you react?