i just registered for the 2010 nyrr brooklyn half marathon on may 22 - not to sign up early but rather to avoid being closed out entirely! thanks to eliot's heads up email this afternoon that race registration would close tonight (3/23), i learned that this announcement went up on the nyrr site today:
"Registration for the NYRR Brooklyn Half-Marathon on May 22 is very near capacity and will close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, March 23. If you wish to run the Brooklyn Half and you have not yet registered, you must do before registration closes tonight."
it's not like i don't check the nyrr site - but this deadline came out of left field. to put it some context, last year the date of the race itself wasn't even finalized until the first week of april! be that as it may, i'm in - phew! aside from the brooklyn half ranking in the top 5 of my all time favorite races (probably the brooklynite in me), i'd like to run all 5 of the half marthons in the grand prix (which i haven't done since 2005).
so if you're thinking about the brooklyn half - register now!!