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Race lottery likelihood (Read 72 times)


    Registered last night for the Broad Street 10 Mile

    I'm pretty anxious to find out if I got in.

    For anyone with experience in lottery registration, what is the likelihood of getting a spot? I did not register with a team or charity, this would be my 3rd time, and I put down a 1:18 as a finish time.

    Are we there yet?

      Since this is the first year for a lottery at Broad Street, there's no history to go on. There's a field limit of 40,000 but I haven't seen any info on how many of those are charity runners with guaranteed entry. Considering that the three main charities are the American Cnacer society, Students Run Philly Style, and Back on My Feet, I expect the number will be in the thousands. I also expect there will be slots reserved for runners connected with Blue Cross. Last year registration closed after five hours indicating a lot of demand. I'd suggest you consider entry through SRPS or Back on My Feet since the amount you need to raise is relatively modest ($500) compared to other charities.

      2016 Goals: Exceed 100K in a 24-Hour race, run more trail races (2 currently scheduled)