Re: Re: New Rhode Island marathon targets Boston overflow

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Andrew A.
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Of the two large marathons (BAA John Hancock & Chevron Houston) where I would have free accommodation and transportation, entering 3+ months in advance is a necessity.  Even guaranteed entry for ING NYCM, which holds much greater appeal for me than the other two, has to be submitted eight (or more) months before race day.  It is a shame to have to pass on them for that mere fact, but given all the other hassles that go along with marathons of that size, it seems that (given other appealing options) my money would find more value for me elsewhere.  Like the quote above indicates, these races seem to merely tolerate athletes rather than embrace them in any meaningful way — might as well look at the avenues that happen to present less cumbersome requirements and support them with my $ vote.