Thursday, February 19, 2009
2009 ING NYC Marathon
Guess what? ING NYC Marathon lottery entry is now open. So if you were waiting like I was to get into the lottery go throw your hat in the ring. HERE IS THE LINK.
This is my 3rd year in the lottery so if I don't get in this year I will automatically be accepted next year. The funny thing about this year is, if I get accepted I can't run. We booked a week cruise this year which leaves from Baltimore on November 1st, the same day as the marathon. But should I get in this year I am allowed to defer it one year. So looks like 2010 will be my first NYC Marathon. But to be eligible for the automatic entry you have to have applied and denied for 3 consecutive years. So I had no choice but to enter even though I couldn't run anyway.
Is it me or did they really jack up the price this year? I thought it was something like $100.00 the past two years and this year is $170.00. I am sure it will not deter too many from entering.
So if you are entering the lottery best of luck to you this year. But if not maybe we can run it together in 2010.