So that must be a new record? Registration for the 2014 Big Sur International Marathon opened at 7 a.m. Pacific time today… and promptly sold out in 59 minutes!
Did you get in? I did! Phew!
Big Sur is on my marathon bucket list. I ran the better part of the course this year as a member of a relay team (I was supposed to do leg 3 – miles 10 to 17 – but just kept going after that until I crossed the finish line). It was so. beautiful. Just crazy. Clearly, running only 16.2 of 26.2 miles would not do.
So this morning, I had barely opened one eye and it hit me: Big Sur registration today! It was 7:08 and I was going to be late! I jumped off the bed, ran to the computer and quickly got down to business. Registered without a hitch. [Thank you, Active.com, for not crashing this time?!?]
Then the following conversation happened:
Why not, indeed?
So I went back, registered him (not even three minutes later, mind you, and our bibs are 197 apart; that race must’ve been taking a hundred registrations a minute?) — and there you have it. Big Sur, here we come!By the way, if you’re reading this and are among the lucky ones who grabbed a spot in the 59-minute window, make sure to book a hotel ASAP. Those rooms are getting booked up nearly as fast!
Also: I am already registered for two races in 2014. It’s mid-July. Don’t tell me I’m the only one?