Serious writers have to visit Topeka, Kansas. Serious chefs, France. Serious mountaineers, Everest. Serious marathoners? There is really only one race that defines the physical and spiritual endeavor. But they only take runners who run a qualifying time. And they only take 25,000 per year.
In my email today…
Dear Sean A. Lovelace,
This is to notify you that your entry into the 113th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, 2009 has been accepted, provided that the information you submitted is accurate.
You can verify your acceptance into the field by searching the 113th Boston Marathon “Entrants” database on the B.A.A. web site, www.baa.org/2009/cf/Public/EntryLists.cfm. Additionally, an acceptance postcard will be mailed to you via US Postal Service mail.
In early April 2009, an official Number Pick-up Card and extensive information regarding the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and related race week activities will be mailed to you via US Postal Service first class mail. If you do not receive your Number Pick-up Card (required to claim number) and brochure by April 11, please contact our Registration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration related inquiries may also be directed to 508-435-6905.
Note that bib numbers will not be distributed on Race Day. Your travel arrangements should take into account picking up your number at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Friday, April 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you in April! Best of luck in your training!
Boston Athletic Association
Time to get training….