Sunday, February 6, 2011

If You Get One Thing From This Blog ...

And I'm talking just *one* thing ...

Be ready for the Brooklyn Half signup at noon tomorrow (Monday).

Why will it fill up faster than any other race on the NYRR calendar that's open to first-come, first-serve entries?

*It's been deemed a club points race, and NYRR specifically sent a note out to clubs alerting them to the need to sign up early.
*It's part of the "run 4 of 5 halfs, get an entry to 2012 NYC Half"
*Too many Brooklyn residents got hosed last year because they waited too long; those who remember, won't forget this year
*It's a great half.

I'm assuming the NYRR servers can handle the influx of entries that will hit at noon; if not, expect to see a ton of angry Facebook messages (the messages will most certainly come later after the Brooklyn Half closes out.)

Last year's race had 7015 finishers; expect a cap somewhere around there this year as well (though we won't know until much later).

I don't think it's outside the realm of possibilities for Brooklyn to be filled tomorrow. I'd be shocked if it doesn't close this week.

Sign up *tomorrow* or get a friend to do it for you.


Anonymous said...

Is it not open yet?

Meghan D. said...

It's not open yet for me. So majorly annoyed. It's the first story on the NYRR page yet they can't get it together enough to meet the deadline.

Anonymous said...

Link was open by 12:15.I'm in! Will be interested to see how fast the race fills.

Anonymous said...

I'm in. How fast does everyone think it will sell out? Maybe a day?