Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I had pretty much decided that I was going to sign up for the Philadelphia marathon as soon as registration opened on April 1.  I know that there are frequently discounts for signing up for races at expos, so I was hoping that they might have a booth at the National Half expo last Friday.  Fortunately they did, and I headed over as soon as I had picked up my packet and shirt.

Not only did I save $17 ($5 off race registration and no $12 processing fee), but I was the fifth person in the country (world?) to sign up for the race!!  The ladies working at the booth took my picture and said that I would be receiving a little something special in the mail.  I jokingly asked if I actually would get to be number five, but it didn't sound like that would be the case. :) 

Interestingly, this is actually the fifth marathon that I have signed up for, but it will be the fourth that I will run (my fifth will end up being Disney 2012).


Katie said...

wow! congrats! that's my home town ;)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Philly was my second full, and I'd love to do it again. It's really a good one.

Rachel said...

exciting! philly marathon is on my list.

Anonymous said...

That was a good discount! Glad you found their booth! I can't wait to see what you get in the mail! ;) I smell another PR!

Beth said...

Thats awesome! You should totally get #5. Definitely elite start :)