Strong Start for NYC Marathon Registrations, Despite Higher Entry Fees
The New York Road Runners announced that requests for entry for the 2012 ING New York City Marathon reached record levels on the opening day of registration, despite higher entry fees made necessary by increased police costs.
In the first 24 hours, 28,000 people submitted their names with the hope of being selected in one of three drawings for entries. Runners from all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.) and 134 countries already announced their intention to take part in the 2012 race, the Road Runners said, and each applicant has between an 8 and 12% chance of being selected. Each applicant was charged $11 to enter the drawing pool and will be charged between $216 (New York Road Runners members) and $347 (non-U.S. residents) if they are selected for entry.
"The record-setting day for the marathon application continues to show the power of the marathon," said NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg in a statement. "As runners all over the world sign up and 'run to keep their resolution,' we are happy that NYRR can support their goals."
By David Monti (c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved; Used with permission