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.

11 comments:

Progman2000 said...

Yes, it's crazy expensive, I am not sure if I want to enter the lottery this year or not. And correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought if you deferred you are still charged the fee when you get in (this year) in addition to having to pay for the year you defer to, correct?

Iron H said...

For some reason I thought there was some sort of refund if you pull out? Either way they get you coming and going.

Nikemom said...

That is one cool picture! Good luck.

ChickenUnderwear said...

Great picture, I am the guy in the white hat!!

Marcy said...

I haven't done it . . .yet. But I *think* I'm going to throw my name in as well. Dang it's $170 now? I thought it was $120 or something last year. Pfffttttt.

I was also thinking along the same lines as Paul. Don't they take your fee money if you defer?

Mnowac said...

Wishing you bad luck too. I really didn't blink at the $170, but now that I think about it, that is so stinking expensive. It'll easily cost $500 for the weekend to run it! LOL, oh well I am signed up now. For now just out $11. Glad to know i can defer, but if you have to pay twice I won't.

Trishie said...

YES they jacked up the price --- good luck though ! It's definitely one of the Marathons To Do!

Pat said...

I emailed them and they said you pay for each year you defer and you can defer as many years as you want.

So you'd pay for this year, defer and then pay for next year and run.

I will either enter the lottery this year or next. I wanted to run it for my 50th.

Missy said...

Sounds like 2010 will be your year but dang, that is high dollar. These 'big boy' races are really going over the top. Their swag bag better be really dang good!

Ted said...

Thanks to you for mentioning about this. I have put my name in the lottery. Fingers and toes crossing!

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