with the brooklyn half marathon date still NOT finalized (albeit still tentatively scheduled for may 30), the nyrr has quietly taken the new york city half marathon off the race calendar!
the 2009 edition of the nyc half had already been moved back a month, from the end of july to the end of august. now that date (august 30) is suddenly vacant on the nyrr schedule!
not one word about the removal on the main page? what gives?? is this just a scheduling issue (with a new date in the works) - or is the race itself (after 3 successful years) now history??
for an incredibly popular race (and one that raises significant sums for charity) there will be many disappointed runners if the event is cancelled.
say it ain't so, nyrr!
stayed tuned: i'll post updates when we get word from the nyrr about the race.
big update: mary wittenburg just posted this update on nyrr facebook page:
"We are finalizing the date for the NYC Half. Due to some conflicts, the date will not be August 30. Expecting to finalize by the end of this week.
If we have an option, share your thoughts - what's better - mid july or mid august?
very best, mary"
stay tuned ...
and the new date is (drumroll)... sunday august 16, 2009!
more details to follow (in the meantime, check out matt's post)....