Friday, February 1, 2008

Chicago Marathon Registration Opens!

Registration for the Chicago marathon finally opened. I've had this race on my schedule since last summer. I was going to register this morning but my half marathon time is just shy of getting my in the B Corral. I need a 1:35:59 and my last half (12/1/2008) was 1:39:11. My marathon time was just short also (3:39:10 need a 3:35:59). I am racing the Gasparilla 1/2 marathon next Sunday so now I have a target time to shoot for. Either way I will register for Chicago the day after. It really isn't that big of a deal if I'm in the B or C start corrals. Either way I will still start ahead of the masses (registration caps at 45,000)

Start Corral A
Secure starting area set directly behind the Top 100 Start for all qualifying participants. Qualifications for Start Corral A for 2008 are as follows:
• Half Marathon time: <1:25:59
• Full Marathon time: <3:10:59
• Expected capacity: 1,500
• Avg. time to cross Start: 0:42 (seconds)

Start Corral B
Secure starting area set directly behind Start Corral A for all qualifying participants.
Qualifications for Start Corral B for 2008 are as follows:
• Half Marathon time: <1:35:59
• Full Marathon time: <3:35:59
• Expected capacity: 3,000
• Avg. time to cross Start: 1:58 (minutes)

Start Corral C
Secure starting area set directly behind the Start Corral B for all qualifying participants. Qualifications for Start Corral C for 2008 are as follows:
• Half Marathon time: <1:45:59
• Full Marathon time: <3:55:59
• Expected capacity: 4,000
• Avg. time to cross Start: 4:11 (minutes)

Start Corral D
Secure starting area set near the start line for all qualifying participants.
Qualifications for the Start Corral D for 2008 are as follows:
• Half Marathon time: <1:50:59
• Full Marathon time: <4:00:59
• Expected capacity: 4,000
• Avg. time to cross Start: 6:31 (minutes

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