Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Today's dose of race news + notes

Few tidbits to share with you guys:

1. D.C. Lucchesi, who shared a ton of info with us about the Thunder Road Marathon yesterday, e-mail me a few minutes ago with some "breaking news." What he said: "Early registration numbers are way up, and we will cap this year's Thunder Road Marathon at 2,000 runners and the Amica Insurance Half Marathon at 4,000. So far, marathon registration is up 36 percent versus this time last year; the half is up 66 percent, and will sell out very soon. Registration for the Presbyterian Hopsital Jingle Jog 5K is up 212 percent ... and a cap of 3,500 has already been announced. If you're on the fence about any of these Dec. 12 events, don't wait to register at www.runcharlotte.com."

2. I also got an automated e-mail from the Race for the Cure folks -- you probably got one too if you ran last year ... but if not, here's what it said: "The Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has decided to extend the mailing deadline for T-shirt packets by one week. From now until midnight, Tuesday, Sept. 8, you will be able to register online and have your T-shirt packet mailed to you at no cost."

3. It was brought to my attention this week that there's a pretty sweet double-race opportunity later this month: At Hit the Brixx in uptown Charlotte (set for Saturday, Sept. 26), you can do the 10K at 7:45 a.m., then turn around and run the 5K at 9 a.m. Registration fee for the pair? Just 27 bucks. It's a tempting way to get in multiple tempo runs, especially if you're training for a half or full marathon. Then again, if you do the 10K only, you'll be able to get your hands on the free pizza and beer that much quicker. Hmm. ... Anyway, Hit the Brixx details are here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Theoden, thank you for supporting the Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure. We look forward to seeing all of you on October 3rd in beautiful Uptown Charlotte!

Regards,
Park Williams
(Teams Co-Chair/Board of Directors)

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of people have been doing this for years but only paying for one race and not both. You have to pay for both races, to have your timing chip configured to time both races. Otherwise you paid and ran one race, and ran one race bandit.

amlinz said...

Awesome news that the Thunder Road full and half is doing so well with pre-registration this year! Thanks for the heads up Theoden. Darn, I am gonna have to make some decisions about December soon so I don't get shut out.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates - and appreciate your running blog.