Broad Street Run Lottery Will Open February 1st

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Readers, I kid you not, I have been waiting and hounding for this news for weeks now, so it is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that the registration lottery for the 2014 Broad Street Run will officially open on Saturday, February 1st. According to race organizers (whom I called to confirm, since their website says different dates two different places), you’ll be able to register starting at 12:01 a.m. that day though 11:59 p.m. on February 13th. Lottery winners will be posted on on Tuesday, February 18th.

As I’m sure you remember, last year was the first year the popular 10-mile race used a lottery-registration system. The decision to change the entry procedure came after massive demand in 2012, which caused the race to fill up in a record-breaking five hours.

As with last year’s lottery, race organizers are making special provisions for veteran runners, as outlined below:

A veteran runner is someone who has run the race for 10 years, consecutively or non-consecutively. Regardless of Veteran status, everyone must enter the lottery. If you do not get in through the lottery, you can gain a guaranteed veteran entry which will be accepted if submitted by March 1, 2014. If you are rejected in the lottery, you can check your eligibility for a veteran entry by checking the searchable database on our website. (It will be verified by our office when we receive your request.) If you ran under a different name (maiden name, nickname, etc.) please send an e-mail and we will update our records accordingly. Please do not request guaranteed veteran status unless you are rejected in the lottery. Veteran requests received before the lottery results are posted will not be approved, nor will requests from those who did not enter the lottery.

The race hasn’t yet posted information on team registration for the 2014 race, so stay tuned to Be Well Philly, as I’ll post that info as soon as I have it. And remember, you can still register to run for a charity, which guarantees you’ll get in the race.

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