Friday, November 6, 2009

Wait List for Clinton Race?

The Clinton Lake ultra filled this week. I have had a few inquires asking to be placed on a wait list. Here's what I tell them:

"We don't have an official wait list for the race, but I'll add you to my 'wait list request' e-mail folder. It's possible, but not likely, that I'll add a couple more people as I find out from others that they are injured or otherwise unable to attend the race. Once mid-February rolls around, I won't make any changes to the race registration list. Thanks for your interest in the race!"

Feel free to send me an e-mail requesting to be placed on the informal race "wait list"--but understand what that means. It is possible that I'll add registration slots as currently registered runners tell me they are injured or otherwise unable to make the race. I have not added many spots in the past 3 years. The one thing wait listers have going for them this year (that they didn't in the past), is that I'd like to have more than 100 finishers of the event in 2010. We get 125 registered runners, about 10-12 DNS, and about 10-15 DNFs each year. The total finisher list is always under 100. I'd love to exceed 100 actual finishers!

While I may consider a wait list, I DO NOT WANT ANY RACE BIB TRANSFERS. Please do not give your race bib to another runner. Please do not ask me to transfer your entry to another runner. Feel free to pick-up the race goodie bag of a fellow runner that couldn't make the event...but do not run the race in their place! Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for having a waiting list...I went to register and it was full within an hour of me deciding I was going to do it...darn. Well I would love to be on the waiting list. My name is Jackie Liebmann...I am another Muscatine IA email is will keep my fingers crossed as I wanted to do the Grand Slam this coming year! Thanks again

Chris Ⓥ said...

OK. Seems like a lot of ultra runners in IA. You all need some trail ultras over there!

Ray in Ohio said...

Chris, Since I am registered, I do not need to be on the wait list. However, I am sure I will be on your "still waiting for them to finish" list toward the end of the race! Looking forward to another CL run, we appreciate you putting on such a great race!

Chris Ⓥ said...

Thanks Ray. I'm not sure how many more of these races I have in me as RD. Feel like I'm getting close to "I just want to run" period of my life. I'm hoping to do all 4 of the Dances with Dirt series in 2010. And the Canadian Death Race!

Heidi E. Carpenter said...

Smokey the bear says...banditing is not cool.