ooatmeal
Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 9:14AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
30,000+ runners registered in 5 hours (excluding Monday's early bird registration)... yeesh!

http://www.broadstreetrun.com/

They're offering a lottery for an additional 2,500 runners, good luck to anyone who was shut out!
skinnie minnie
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 12:23PM - in reply to ooatmeal Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
yeah, i'm sure the race filled up with slow average joe's that won't train seriously. meanwhile, i didn't have time to sign up and now i have to enter the lottery. FML!
Yeah France
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 12:26PM - in reply to skinnie minnie Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If you have a 10 mile time in the low 50s they will usually let you enter after it sells out.
brogan1
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 1:55PM - in reply to Yeah France Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Their website was a disaster. I was trying to register for over an hour and needed to keep refreshing. I submitted all of my information and got an error message. On their facebook page they said that if you submitted and got an error message then you are in. Too much traffic to give confirmation pages or send confirmation e-mails. So I stopped trying. Well apparently that is not true because I am not on their confirmation list posted on the site. Crossing my fingers for the lottery.
Mr. Obvious
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 1:58PM - in reply to brogan1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Demand obviously far exceeds supply--they need to raise the price.
brogan1
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 2:10PM - in reply to Mr. Obvious Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The price is surprisingly cheap. It is only $40 which for 10 miles isn't a lot considering the typical 5k goes for $25.

But raising the price won't lower the demand. Too many people do it so they can post about it on facebook. They will pay more just so they can continue to feel good aout themselves. Many others also do it just so they can tailgate afterwards...It is Philly afterall.
How low must you go?
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 2:38PM - in reply to Yeah France Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What do they consider low 50s? 50:01? 53?

I ran a 1:12 half marathon last year and have a 10 mile best in mid-54, do you think I'd have any chance of getting in?
dpmrunner
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 2:58PM - in reply to How low must you go? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

How low must you go? wrote:

What do they consider low 50s? 50:01? 53?

I ran a 1:12 half marathon last year and have a 10 mile best in mid-54, do you think I'd have any chance of getting in?


Here's where you need to go to find out:

http://www.broadstreetrun.com/EliteAthletes.cfm

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. No promise of getting in to a race that's filled, but can't hurt to give it a try.

Also, if you belong to Mid-Atlantic USATF, check this out:

http://mausatf.readyhosting.com//pdf/broadstreginsts.pdf

Good luck!
Strong Opinions
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 3:07PM - in reply to ooatmeal Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
They need to double the price like NYCM
Native son facepalm
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 3:10PM - in reply to brogan1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

brogan1 wrote:

The price is surprisingly cheap. It is only $40 which for 10 miles isn't a lot considering the typical 5k goes for $25.

But raising the price won't lower the demand. Too many people do it so they can post about it on facebook. They will pay more just so they can continue to feel good aout themselves. Many others also do it just so they can tailgate afterwards...It is Philly afterall.

Good example in Philly is the Phillies 5k run. Charges $50 for a 5k, still sold out within a day. Last years winner...17:00. Pretty pathetic for thousands of participants.

I also know many of people who purposely don't finish the BSR. They start, go about 3-4 miles and hit up the bar.
suburbanxcore
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 3:49PM - in reply to Native son facepalm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Native son facepalm wrote:
I also know many of people who purposely don't finish the BSR. They start, go about 3-4 miles and hit up the bar.


Pfft, everyone knows you have to get to at least mile five to find any good bars along Broad Street anyway.
brogan1
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 4:01PM - in reply to Native son facepalm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Native son facepalm wrote:
Good example in Philly is the Phillies 5k run. Charges $50 for a 5k, still sold out within a day. Last years winner...17:00. Pretty pathetic for thousands of participants.


Yeah, my brother in law was texting me if I wanted to sign up with him. When he told me the price I asked, "Why so much?" He said something like, "Because its the Phillies...and you get tickets to some BS exhibition game that day." Crazy that people would pay so much for so little.


Native son facepalm wrote:
I also know many of people who purposely don't finish the BSR. They start, go about 3-4 miles and hit up the bar.



Ha. I always wondered why 30,000 people register yet there are usually fewer than 25,000 finishers.
May go this route too
RE: Philly Broad Street Run -- Sold Out in 5 Hours! 2/16/2012 4:05PM - in reply to dpmrunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It looks like top 50 times last year:

Men: 55:07
Women: 65:41

"Seeded entry:

Runners who can document a performance better than or equal to the top fifty (50) open finishers (M/F) or top five (5) master finishers (M/F) in the 2011 Blue Cross Broad Street Run may submit a request for a seeded position in the first corral. All applicants must submit documentation of a comparable performance in the form of a results page from a ten-miler, half marathon or marathon within the last two years with their request. Submit request by email to BSRElites@gmail.com, Attention: Seeded placement request. "