Monday, October 29, 2012

Vol. 2 No. 100 Hurricaine Sandy may intervene on NYC Marathon

A race organizer's worst nightmare.  Less than seven days until the ING New York City Marathon and Hurricaine Sandy is on the way.   Will the aftermath be too much for the race to go on or will be some kind of watered down affair?   You can follow the Marathon organizer's website below.

I found this paragraph under terms and conditions of entering the race.   We are talking some serious dollars.   Today , Wednesday,  NYRR says they are planning to hold the race and considering making some changes.  the ferries and subways to Staten Island are not working today due to flooding and/or high water. If you had a flight reservation for Friday or Saturday and a hotel reservation, and had trained 1000-2000 miles preparing for this would you still go to NYC this weekend?

Terms and Conditions

Once you have entered a race, your entry fees are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable, under any and all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. An event may be cancelled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers. Cancellation or change of the date, nature, or format of an event may be mandated by governmental officials or otherwise be at the discretion of NYRR.
All NYRR races are capped.  Price and entry is subject to availability.
No credit cards accepted for race registration after number pickup begins. Cash or check only.
Members: If you are registering on event day, you must provide your NYRR member number to receive your member discount; otherwise you will be charged the non-member event fee.

No where on the website have I found the actual entry fee.  I did see that there was an $11 fee to put your name in the random selection process.

They have limited entries to  47, 000 runners.

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