Gotta love when things are ahead of schedule. The Blue Cross Broad Street Run 2014 lottery results are now officially available, one day ahead of the February 18th deadline. Results are posted on broadstreetrun.com, and runners received confirmation emails earlier this morning.
If you're unsure whether or not you made the cut, you can check your status here; the list includes everyone who entered the lottery and whether or not they were selected. (Your odds for winning the lottery were about 85 percent, as I noted on Friday.)
Some runners who made the cut have a note attached to their name that says "Action Needed." This appears to apply to people who incorrectly entered their credit card information during the registration phase. The race is giving these folks a chance to reenter their billing info for acceptance to the race.
If you didn't make it through the lottery but still want to run, you have a couple options: Veteran runners—defined as those who've participated in the Broad Street Run for 10 years, whether consecutively or non-consecutively—who didn't make it through the lottery can apply for guaranteed entry until March 1, 2014. Veterans can email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. (If you ran the race under different names, note it in your email.)
The other option is to run for a charity. Bibs available through the American Cancer Society, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Students Run Philly Style and Back On My Feet for runners who commit to raising a minimum of $500 for their charity cause. More details on what charity runners receive and how to sign up are here.
Congrats to all the runners who made it! And now the real work begins: training for a 10-mile race. Head over to Be Well Philly's Broad Street Run Guide for a boatload of training tips, motivation and killer running playlists, with lots more to come in the weeks ahead.
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