An Erie Marathon at Presque Isle update from the race directors:
We are just over six weeks out from race day and I know that the difficult part of everyone’s training schedule is about to begin – good luck. We are Erie strong with to-date registrations for the full/half at 1,001/734 compared to 551/598 last year at this time. If the same number register in the last six weeks before the race that did last year both of the fields should be around 1,300.
As most of you know already, we launched our new website last week at: www.eriemarathon.org. The information you need to know about our events is now much easier to locate and there are a few new bells and whistles. We are new to social media but we are learning the ropes as we go. So, like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter and blogger for additional news and updates. You can now confirm your own entry online or even look up who might be running from your town etc… Check out the site as there just might be something on there that will help you out on race weekend.
If you have not been on our social media yet, you probably missed the message that Erie 2013 is a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon that falls into the registration period for the 2014 Boston Marathon (just like last year for Boston 2013).
Back by popular demand, is the custom Erie Marathon pair of socks that will be in the race packets of the first 3,000 registered.
Placing the entrants name on their bib was so well received we are doing it again this year. However, only those registered by noon on August 20th will get their name on their bib. So if haven’t registered yet, you might want to consider doing it before the cut-off.
We have received a few messages from entrants who haven’t been able to get the miles in or have a nagging injury that have asked to change races. So if you find yourself in a similar situation, we will make the change free of charge if you send us a note from the email address you used for registration (our contact info is on our website). However, if you change after August 20th, we will have to void your marathon bib and replace it with a half marathon bib that does not include your name.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and we hope to see you in September.
Your race directors,
Jan and Mike