For my hard work of completing 9 qualifying NYRR races and doing volunteering for one event (9+1) in 2011, I have guaranteed entry for the 2012 NYRR NYC Marthon, scheduled for November 4. It cost an arm and a leg nowaday to run the NYC Marathon, but since I already did 9+1, might as well go through with it. An item on the bucket list, that is what the NYC Marathon has become.
I subscribe to the mailing list NYCRUN.COM. Early in the year, when I learned about the big discount on the Yonkers Marathon, I jumped at it. Only $40! How low can it go? A few weeks ago, registration for the Brooklyn Marathon opened and even though the race will still be limited to Prospect Park, I signed up for it anyway. It’s my home borough, I gotta support it. The cost went up by $10 but at $80 it’s still affordable.
I would also sign up for the Rockaways Marathon too but it will be held a few weeks before the NYC Marathon. I already spent so much money for the NYC Marathon, I do not want to take any chances with having a marathon done before the big one. Like the Brooklyn Marathon, Rockaways’ was born just last year. Hopefully it will be around next year as I plan to skip the NYC Marathon and use the money to run a few more races.