Team Statement – Termination of Membership, February 21, 2017

Internal note to all members:

SUBJECT:  DWRT Member Disqualification  

Dear teammates and friends,

As some of you may be aware, one of our members intentionally cut the course at a Half Marathon this past weekend. The member in question has admitted to cheating, has been officially disqualified from the race, and has apologized to the DWRT Board.

As a team, DWRT has always prided itself in encouraging fair play on and off the race course, and as the DWRT Code of Conduct clearly states, “Members are expected to adhere to all of the rules of competition in races in which they participate. Members found to be in violation may face reprimand, suspension or other action.

In this specific instance, the DWRT Board has decided we have no other option than to expel the member in question from the team, with immediate effect. This afternoon at 2pm ET, the Board of Directors met via teleconference, and terminated the runner’s membership.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of the Board Members or    

Kind regards,

Your DWRT Board:

Richard Hsieh
Matthew Wong
Amy Smitherman
Blaise Chow
Henrietta Aitken
Michael Alcamo
Kevin Ghim
Terrence McGovern
Jonathan Park

More about Dashing Whippets Running Team

The Dashing Whippets Running Team is a New York based running team that is founded on, and driven by, the diversity of our team members. With team members from all over the city, the country and the world, and with greatly different running goals, we find unity in recognizing and appreciating each others differences and our mutual enjoyment of running and participating in the New York running community and beyond.

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