having never orgainzed a race, but being a project manager for construction; contingencies for weather, asset failures are a must. While all contingincies are not plannable, REAC is. Mabye it really is that difficult to manage. I can't say. But we've seen ___________ or ___________'s team (ostensibly) mismanage decisions and comms for several stages. I imagine the after action/lessons learned and debrief will last weeks.