Thursday, June 4, 2009

2009 nyc marathon will have a record 40,000+ starting field!

yesterday, june 3, was the inaugural national running day. i started off with a pre-work 6 mile run and ended the day watching the comedy "run fatboy run" on cable. in between those two points, the new york road runners conducted its annual marathon lottery to fill the remaining slots for the 2009 edition of the nyc marathon.

when all the excitement and dust settled, the nyrr announced the expected starting field of more than 40,000 runners will make the 2009 nyc marathon the largest in the history of the race. in addition, 2009 was the second straight year that the race exceeded 100,000 applications for slots in the field!

i'm in, and 2009 will my 8th consecutive nyc marathon!! hope to see many of you there!!


ChickenUnderwear said...

I hope to see you before that too!


Pam said...

See you there!
I'll still be 40 and they're celebrating their 40th with 40,000 runners. Should we tatoo 40 on our foreheads?

Cris said...

If you'd already run 7, I thought you had automatic entry... or is it nine?

ChickenUnderwear said...

Chris, it is 15. Ya gotta finish 15 NYC Marathon's for lifetime guarantee entree (until they change the rules)