Thanks for the comments and suggestions on my triathlon blog. I had emailed the RD before asking about the host hotel. He never responded. Then at the race site pre race meeting, I asked about nutrition on the cycle course, because he said there was only water. I understood there would be sports drink too. He said "no only water" no other clarification. So I went to my iPhone to find the registration page where it said there would be sports drink. I walked up to him, and he said "that's a misprint" before I could confront him. He had opportunity before that to clarify and he chose to be deceptive. So, all this is to say, I won't bother emailing the race director, I now think he's not the type to correct things, he chose deception with me already.