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NYC Marathon 2012 (Read 844 times)

    Okay, now, my bad for really not keying into the whole process.  

     

    But, when you are entered for, say, 2010, and you don't "win" do you have to keep "re-applying?" Or do you automatically go into the pool for the next year until you get picked?

     

    You had to reaaply every year and pay the application fee.  So basically I paid $44 for the privelege of paying $250+ to run NYC.

      Why did I think it was 160? 250!  2....5...0?

       

      I think that's the tipping point, after which I'd get over it and deploy the charity option. NNNNNNNNTTAWWT. 

       

      MTA: Way past the tipping point.

      "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

        I think the $160 figure is for NYRR members, could be wrong though.


        just a simple cat

          Whoohoo the guaranteed qualifying times for women 65-69 just got lots easier.     Now all I have to do is wait.....and wait..Cool

           

          I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

            Looks like Ryan Hall will be there...I think he paid $250.

              Got an automatic based on being rejected 3x... now I have the right to pay a load of money to elbow people for the first half.  Nah, sure it will be a blast Smile.

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                Well this sucks Sounds like I might the ONLY person on RA that DIDN'T get in! Sad

                2014 Goals

                Weight - 200 lbs (stuck around 211)

                2000 miles (1700 as of September 10)

                Stay healthy for Boston 2015

                Marathon - 3:05 (St. George in October)

                5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

                 


                tomatolover

                  Well this sucks Sounds like I might the ONLY person on RA that DIDN'T get in! Sad

                   nope- second rejection for me.....

                   

                  It's the only lottery I know with such messed up costs and benefits

                   

                  a) $11 to enter

                  b) a "win" means yer out $250 and, in my case, get the opportunity to push yerself to pain & exhaustion and lose the ability to walk right for a week

                   

                  maybe if yer lucky, you'll even shit yourself! 

                   

                  Thats one fucked up cost benefit ratio.

                   

                  And yes, I'll be re-applying next year.


                  Marathon Maniac #3309

                     nope- second rejection for me.....

                     

                    It's the only lottery I know with such messed up costs and benefits

                     

                    a) $11 to enter

                    b) a "win" means yer out $250 and, in my case, get the opportunity to push yerself to pain & exhaustion and lose the ability to walk right for a week

                     

                    maybe if yer lucky, you'll even shit yourself! 

                     

                    Thats one fucked up cost benefit ratio.

                     

                    And yes, I'll be re-applying next year.

                     thanks for the smile this morning  Smile

                     

                    Normally any race I do - and when it's tough at some point - someone will say....and we PAY to go through this misery. Seems funny afterwards, but true going through the painful part of a race.   

                    Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way - Run often and run long, but never outrun your Joy of running!

                       nope- second rejection for me.....

                       

                      It's the only lottery I know with such messed up costs and benefits

                       

                      a) $11 to enter

                      b) a "win" means yer out $250 and, in my case, get the opportunity to push yerself to pain & exhaustion and lose the ability to walk right for a week

                       

                      maybe if yer lucky, you'll even shit yourself! 

                       

                      Thats one fucked up cost benefit ratio.

                       

                      And yes, I'll be re-applying next year.

                       

                      Those Powerball ticket buyers are so math-challenged.  Now, where do I register for NYC marathon?

                      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                      A Sweetheart

                         

                        a) $11 to enter

                        b) a "win" means yer out $250 and, in my case, get the opportunity to push yerself to pain & exhaustion and lose the ability to walk right for a week

                         

                        maybe if yer lucky, you'll even shit yourself! 

                         

                         

                        Roxbury (Conn) Marathon.  1 month 6 days after NY.  87 miles away.  $10, handed to the RD the morning of the race.  For that ten bucks you get to push (and possibly shit) yourself.  There are no spectators to tell you that you are almost there at mile 14, but I bet you can hire one for under $240.

                        I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                          Roxbury (Conn) Marathon.  1 month 6 days after NY.  87 miles away.  $10, handed to the RD the morning of the race.  For that ten bucks you get to push (and possibly shit) yourself.  There are no spectators to tell you that you are almost there at mile 14, but I bet you can hire one for under $240.

                          NJ Trail Series, Mountain Madness, 1 month 6 days before NY.  $75 bucks. For that, you get an odd-ball, but competent, RD and a few more miles to go before you sleep, a few more miles to go before...

                           

                            

                          "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

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                            This thread made me shit myself.

                             


                            Mayo

                              Roxbury (Conn) Marathon.  1 month 6 days after NY.  87 miles away.  $10, handed to the RD the morning of the race.  For that ten bucks you get to push (and possibly shit) yourself.  There are no spectators to tell you that you are almost there at mile 14, but I bet you can hire one for under $240.

                               

                              I'll stand at the first right turn just after the start, and cheer you on every one of the five times you pass me for a lot less than that.  And I won't tell you you're almost there at mile 14.  You might beat me for saying it next time you come around. 

                              MM# 4597 / HF #941



                                Yes, I'm in!  I won the lottery this year (after rejections in 2011 and 2010).

                                 

                                So yeah, OK, it's $250, but that's all expenses - travel, hotel, meals, tickets to Cats.  Right?

                                2014 Goals:

                                • run 4 marathons
                                • run 1000 miles
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