To the editor:
I participated in the Kansas Half-Marathon on Sunday, April 22.
It was a wonderful event! It benefited Health Care Access, which helps so many uninsured and underinsured individuals here in Douglas County. Monday morning, I was anxious to see pictures in the Journal-World online about the event. There was nothing. According to many involved with this event, the Journal-World and Channel 6 did not cover this.
Why? There were over 2,400 participants, plus volunteers and spectators. Estimates of up to 4,000 people were downtown, looking for places to eat, park and watch this race. Participants from all over the U.S. were there, claiming it was wonderful to run around downtown Lawrence and the campus of Kansas University. From the Lawrence Arts Center looking north up New Hampshire was an awesome sight, a wall of runners in Lawrence.
This is called the Kansas Half-Marathon, which brings a lot of credibility with it and for Journal-World and Channel 6 news editors to just ignore the coverage is mind boggling. The fact this large event occurred right at their doorsteps is even more puzzling. What else could have been occurring this large in the community that did not warrant some coverage? Very disappointing, Journal World, very disappointing.