Thursday, January 15, 2009

NYRR and 2008

I'm assuming this came from a press release (couldn't easily find on the NYRR site), but New England Running News has a stat snapshot of the 2008 season.

Some highlights:

The largest race, obviously, is the New York Marathon. But what about the three smallest races?

1. USA 8K Championships (71 finishers)
2. NYRR Knickerbocker 60K (78 finishers)
3. More Magazine Marathon (140 finishers)

In 2008, there were a total of 20,782 finishers in the half-marathon Grand Prix series, with 509 runners finishing all five races and another 458 completing four of the five.

Manhattan Half is in about 10 days -- get ready!

Excluding the marathon (November), what month had the most finishers? Click through on the link above and see if you're right (oooh, blog audience participation ... so cool during this frigid evening).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those figures are from a media update email the NYRR sent out. What you see on NE running is exactly what was in the email.

Laura said...

Hmmm, you've intrigued me to consider entering the Knickerbocker 60K this year... I can't imagine what a NYRR race would be like without thousands of people.

Janet said...

I'm most fascinated by the statistic indicating that fewer than a thousand people complete even four of the five Grand Prix halves. It makes me feel better to know that while I'm going to miss the Brooklyn Half due to a written-in-stone family commitment I can still be in a fairly select group.