My kid's high school cross-country meet today was cancelled due to a chance of rain. The weather forecast for the afternoon calls for rain with 0.02 inches per hour, 7 mph winds, 66 degrees. No thunder or lightning in the forecast. In other words it's a moderate, steady rain, not a crazy storm.
Maybe I'm way off, but I thought running in the rain and mud was part of what cross-county is all about. This meet was scheduled for the Crystal Springs course in San Mateo CA, which certainly has some hills, but not anything I would have considered dangerous in wet weather. Why would they cancel? Liability reasons? Fear of course damage?