The 2010 ING New York Marathon was just yesterday, but they are opening registration for next year's race on November 8, 2010 at Noon EDT as a part of Monday Marathon.
On a sadder note:
- One of my FB friends, Ben, ran in the NYC Marathon yesterday. His $50 hydration belt got tossed because it had a pouch.
- p28 of the 2010 ING New York City Marathon Handbook did mention that bags other than the gear bag issued would be confiscated.
- But, I do wonder what fool came up with the ideal that pouches which are running accessories, packs, belt and so forth are to be tossed.
On the brighter side of things:
Ben finished the marathon much faster because he was wasn't weighed down by the weight of the fluids he would have carried.
For those still willing to register for next year's race, I'd think twice about bringing a Camel Back or running vest on this one.
To head on over to the special lottery admitting folks early to the 2011 event, click here.
BTW, if I hadn't ran with a running vest on during my recent roasting and toasting at the Chicago Marathon, I would have ended up with a DNF as the temperatures seared to 89 F, and the aid stations had closed up by the time I had gotten to them.
New York City Marathon, are you listening?