I'm getting ready to sign up for my second half, and as I was on the website, I noted that they specifically state that no headphones, ipods, etc are allowed. This is a fairly large run, with a 5K, 10K, half and full marathon, I'm guessing over 15K participants.
When races say "No Headphones" do they really enforce that?
I like to listen to music while I run, and I also have a running app that tells me my splits and times. I typically only run with one earbud in for safety. I'm not signing up and paying the fee, only to be kicked out of the race, and I'm not running 13.1 miles without music and time. Obviously I don't have to sign up; I'm just trying to figure out if this is really an issue.
So, what do all you more experienced runners think? Is it one of those things that they have to say, for insurance purposes or whatever, but that they really don't enforce or care about? Or do they really mean it when they say you can't have any sort of ipod or headphones on?