Planning On Running A Race? Register Before It Fills!

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    Running races is more popular than ever with races of all distances grabbing more and more participants, in spite of rising prices for major races. As a result, these races are filling to capacity faster than they used to! It used to be that you could wait until the last minute and enter for a race at the expo (although paying a higher walk-up price). Now, if you want to run a race, you had better sign up well in advance of the designated registration closing date. Many big races have moved to a lottery system to handle the tens of thousands of eager runners who want to get in. Other races are just filling that much faster. One of the fastest, if not the fastest, to fill was the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon actually filled in 2 hours and 27 minutes – almost faster than the winner of the Marine Corps Marathon ran the actual race in! It was after that that the MCM moved to a lottery like other large... The post Planning On Running A Race? Register Before It Fills! appeared first on Running with Miles.

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