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Yes, that's a huge issue. If a runner is competing in that series, that runner should definitely be given a guaranteed entry. My point is that I also think a certain number of entries should also be made available for runners who meet a certain competitive standard until reasonably close to the race date so a competitive runner who invests a lot into their training doesn't have to commit to the race before knowing whether or not he or she will be ready to run the race up to his or her standards.