I have a request for others who are entered in MY Marathon. In sum, I have a guaranteed entry because I ran in 9 club races and volunteered in one. The NYRR website says that people with guaranteed entry will receive an email with application instructions in January 2010.
I never received that email. The website says if you don't receive the email, apply with everyone else and send an email. I did that. And I sent 5 increasingly desperate email over 5 weeks. No reply. Finally, I received an email that said, literally, "You are accepted." On the marathon website, my application status says "Marathon registration status: accepted." But, does that mean my application is accepted and I am in the lottery? Or, am I "Accepted" and in the marathon? I emailed NYRR again, and got an equally succinct answer: "You are in." Ok, I am breathing easier. I have received no email confirmation from anyone confirming my acceptance.
But still. I am nervous, honestly, given the brevity of the answers and the many, many times I have to ask. And I paid the higher non-NYRR entry fee. I have asked several times (7 actually) about having that $45 cost difference applied to an extension of my NYRR membership for another year. No response.
So for all hopeful NY marathoners out there, what is your marathon application status? For others with a guaranteed entry... what is your status? Has anyone received a confirming email saying "Congratulations!" or anything like that?