Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Requirements for NYC Marathon

Wow, they changed the marathon requirements. So now, instead of just doing the pre-requisite 9 races to get guaranteed entry, you must volunteer for a race as well. Actually, it's a good thing! I always appreciated the people who passed out water, lined us up, etc.

7 comments:

Maddy said...

What a great attitude! I'm excited for you that you are planning on running NYC again!

w00t! w00t!

ShirleyPerly said...

I think more races should do this. Working on the other side really gives one an appreciation for volunteers and their hard work.

Susan said...

I love the new look of your blog!

I like that rule. I finally volunteered for one and boy did it change my views! :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Ohhh that sounds fun! I haven't done that. Thanks for the idea!

peter said...

Volunteering for races is fun, but it can be cold! It's interesting to experience first hand all the different methods of taking water, from the sudden snatchers to the throttle it down to a walk dawdlers.

CewTwo said...

Lisa - I finally signed up for a marathon. Thank you for the inspiration! I'll be running the Chicago Marathon this year...

I have a friend that volunteered for a half that I ran in. He was much more sore than I was. He got finish line duty removing chips from shoes! He did say that he would do it again!

ShirleyPerly said...

Hey Lisa, if you get a chance, will you stop by my blog and vote for me? I've entered a sponsorship contest and voting ends Fri, 3/21 11:59PM Pacific. Thanks!!!