The Lake Annecy marathon and half-marathon were this past Sunday, April 13. Obviously I did not run in it (me? run? HA!), but it’s usually a big deal in Annecy every year. I’d like to point out the English version of their website, however, and how badly it was translated. It almost seems like a Babelfish translation… http://www.marathon-annecy.com/index_en.php
The “Voluntary” page is my favorite.
Next Marathon of the Annecy Lake will proceed Sunday April 13, 2008.
This annual festival can take place only with the action of the voluntary ones, which must be, increasingly many, with the impact of this event.
We thought, that you, implied in the sport and the life of our city and his area, you could assist in your the organization of this new edition, and to also involve your parents and friends, in a cordial environment .
You will gain there: – the smile and compliments of the athletes (and of their entourage),
– the lunch which will be offered,
– the textile memory (of quality), … and our thanks!
Answer our call by sending your response by mall to us before the 31.03.2008, without forgetting to leave us your complete co-ordinates: email@example.com.
Thank you to specify us égalament which day you will be able to take part in the organization of the marathon of the Annecy Lake:
Friday April 11 2008 of 13 H with 5 p.m.
saturday April 12 2008 of 10. 30 at 6 p.m. 30
Sunday April 13 2008 of 8 H with 5 p.m.
The Steering Committee
Though the “Sporting Information” page is also quite amusing:
> allowed Runners: Marathon born in 1986 and before Semi-Marathon born in 1988 and front.
> Any competitor in difficulty will be dealt with.
> the bicycles, rollers, runners without numbers or other guides are strictly prohibited on the course. The bicycles guides are strictly prohibited on the course under penalty of disqualification of the athlete.
> Of the official police chiefs are charged to check with the regularity of the race on the whole of the course.
> Handisport in armchair: for reasons of safety related to the course, the participation of the handisports in armchair is not authorized.
Handisports in armchair, eh? Hey Annecy, I’m looking for a translating job, ya know… Just sayin!