Friday, December 12, 2008

NYRR Race Registration Dec. 15?

Apparently NYRR race registration for the first three months of the year will open on Dec. 15.

NYRR will accept 6,500 runners for the "capped" races, figuring that no-shows will bring the count down to 5,000.

Will March races close out that day? Doubtful. But if you're doing the 9+1 strategy to get into NYRR Marathon, it's worth keeping this in mind. I seem to recall one of the articles - it may have been the NYTimes -- that said 10 of 27 races last year crossed the threshold.

Meanwhile, keep in mind that there are hundreds of other races in the Greater New York/New Jersey/Long Island area. And while the New York Marathon is admittedly special, you don't have to commit your running life to Central Park.

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