Thursday, June 10, 2010

Number Pickup for NYRR Races

Hearing some rumblings that folk picking up numbers for *other* runners at NYRR races are being told that they may need a letter, or some other proof, in the future.

Previously, I've had no problems picking up numbers for friends. Anyone hearing/seeing anything that would confirm a change?


ChickenUnderwear said...

I just called. The front desk person said "..all you have to do is show up and ask".

So I guess, maybe there was an volunteer making up their own rules, maybe.

Lizz said...

Just volunteered there Friday passing out numbers for the mini 10k and can confirm this (pretty silly) rule--we were told to tell anyone picking up for a friend/SO that NYRR would wave the letter this time, but next time a letter and signature from each person not present will be required.

How they'll be able to actually verify these signatures without turning pickup into a nine hour ordeal is anyone's guess.