Following up on the problems in the inaugural Rock 'n Sole races, WTMJ-AM (620) reports that race director Tom Schuler is considering refunding a portion of the entry fees to the participants.
Schuler, through Summerfest officials, issued an apology Sunday night, taking responsibility for the lack of water at aide stations during the 10K and half-marathon races. More than a dozen participants were taken to local hospitals and another 50 were treated at the finish line for dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Criticism of the event organization has been intense.
Following the race, a Summerfest spokesman said all aspects of the run would be reviewed to correct flaws. That discussion is expected later this week.
Milwaukee World Festival Inc., which runs Summerfest in Henry Maier Festival Park, created the Rock 'n Sole as a complement to the music festival, and hired Schulers' company, Team Sports Inc., to stage the race.