don't say you weren't given a heads up about this one!
registration for the 2011 brooklyn half marathon opened monday at noon. by late that afternoon the nyrr had posted a "filling fast" notice on its homepage - that the race would close out by tomorrow (tuesday). on tuesday, not to let the ink dry on the earlier notice, it was reworded to read that the race was expected to fill that day. and, as advertised, anyone who visited the nyrr site last night discovered this bit of news:
"The Brooklyn Half-Marathon on May 21 has reached capacity. Entries are no longer being accepted."
i can't say it was a surprise that the race sold out. but it was amazing to see it close THAT quickly! i'm in - having learned my lesson getting closed of important races oh too often because of procrastination, wasn't going to dawdle. this is one of my all-time favorite races - and probably the one i've run most often over the years. while may is a long way off, i'm already looking forward to running it again!