Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Lottery

I’ve entered the Lottery. No, I won’t tell you which one.* I don’t want you to enter. I want to keep my minimal chances of being selected.


The Lottery selection closes in a few days, and entrants will be selected after 4pm on Wednesday, December 8.

Those not selected can elect to join the waiting list. The waiting list is weighted. Previous winners and veterans of the race get higher status on the wait list.

I have no previous tries at running the race or even staying on the waiting list, so I will be at the bottom of the wait list with the other noobs.lott2

Sigh. Seven Days. A long time to wait. under Time to crawl under my rock and emerge around 5 pm December 8!


*Okay I will tell you, it’s MMT Trail 100. I do not want to make the karma gods angry!


  1. Good luck to you. Fingers crossed for ya. Hope you get in. Keep us posted.

  2. Good luck ... but it sounds rigged ... things that are this popular are sometimes a letdown ... (like owning a jaguar ... turns out it's no better than a FORD!)

  3. I am pulling for you the most of everybody I know that is on the list.
    Come on #435.

  4. Thanks for the good wishes!
    Andrew, actually, it's a very good lottery process. Very random, based on some arbitrary number from the DOW Jones, and then your luck either is good or bad, depending on the stock market. Perhaps I will do a blog post on the process, maybe the day before the closure.
    Slim, it's been on my mind most of 2010. The idea that I may have a good chance of finishing came after the Ring. That I am no longer the last person finishing. That I might be more determined than a few folks out there.

  5. Good Luck!!

    I hope you get in. You will have lots of fun if you do.

    I think the lottery is pretty fair (as fair as any other) and it does seem they get through the waitlist moderately quickly.

    Since I am being demanding for things, I will also keep my fingers crossed that the race weather is perfect when you run it:-)



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