Extra Time to Sign Up for Broad Street Run Lottery

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The race has grown in popularity year by year.

    The nasty weather knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and possibly prevented some runners from getting in on Philly's most-popular run.

    No need to run to your computer because there is extra time to sign up for the 2014 Blue Cross Broad Street Run. This year, like last year, the field for the popular 10-mile road race on May 4 will be picked by lottery.

    That lottery now ends Saturday at noon (it was originally set to end on Thursday).

    The lottery system worked well in 2013 and was working fine this year until last week's massive ice storm.

    "We are well aware that many of our participants have been dealing with major difficulties relating to the most recent weather issues causing numerous power outages in many regions of the country, especially in the Philadelphia area," said race director Jim Marino.

    “As a courtesy to our loyal running community we are determined to give them every opportunity to take part in this annual Philadelphia tradition to be held on May 4 by extending the deadline to enter the lottery.”

    The $43 race cost will only be charged once you get into the field.

    After demand for the Broad Street Run caused problems for folks trying to sign up the day registration organizers came up with a new plan.

    In 2012, it took just five hours for all the spots in the race to go to the 34,000-plus participants. This year there will be about 40,000 spots up for grabs.

    There will only be one entry allowed per person and lists of accepted and rejected runners will be posted on BroadStreetRun.com later this month.

     


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