Thursday, February 12, 2009

Brooklyn Half Can Be Used to Qualify for NYC 09

Now this is interesting.

While the application for the 2009 marathon won't be available until next week, the qualifying standards have been posted.

For the time qualifiers (scroll down), note the following:

"You must have met the appropriate qualifying time between January 1, 2008, and May 1, 2009 (an exception will be made for runners wishing to use their time from the NYRR Half-Marathon Grand Prix Presented by Continental Airlines: Brooklyn in May, 2009). "

The race, tentatively May 30, gives the relatively fast a chance to score an entry if they haven't accomplished any of the other ways.

So, for example, if you're a 50-year-old-plus woman and you can run the Brooklyn Half faster than 1:50, you can get into New York.

Or, I should say, have the privilege of paying ... what, $200? ... for the race. :-)

The instructions on the site are a little fuzzy about how you reserve a marathon spot with a time of a half marathon that you haven't run yet (or isn't even scheduled yet), but so be it.

1 comment:

ChickenUnderwear said...

You really woke me up this morning, more than you thought you would.