Attention: Additional Step Required for Lottery Winners
If you were selected in the 2015 Loop Lottery you MUST re-register using the link below. We are sorry for the extra step – our registration provider RaceIt made a mistake setting up our lottery this year and was not able to process lottery winners’ credit card payments after the lottery drawing as they had previously done.
Please go here https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=30271 and re-enter your registration and credit card information. Once you complete the process you will receive a confirmation email verifying you are now in the Leatherman’s Loop event.
Please make sure your first name, last name, and date of birth match your original entry which you can find in this listing of all 2015 Loop Lottery winners here: http://leathermansloop.org/registration/2015-lottery-listing/
Our apologies for this extra complication. It took us by surprise this morning as well – and not in a good way.
Update 1/30/15: we have about 120 runners left to get registration confirmations from. If you are on this list, please use the RaceIt link above to confirm your registration. We are extending this for about another week. After that we will cut it off. Don’t be left high and dry!
Q: Why do I have to do this? I thought the card would be charged when we were picked?
A: Good question! After we sent the lottery winner list to RaceIt on Thursday, they attempted to process the winner’s credit cards to finalize the drawing Friday. Unfortunately they found that their payment processor had changed the rules used for delayed card processing and the RaceIt systems were built using the prior method. For technical reasons (PCI compliance if you really want to get into the details, we don’t want to – that’s why we hire them to do the registration processing) they were unable to use the secure credit card information they had collected to process the payments. We were the first race lottery RaceIt ran in 2015 that discovered this key piece of information. Unfortunately they learned about this change too late to save all of the runners the extra step – we think they should have known of the change beforehand but there’s nothing we can do about that now. What we have set up is a system to try and address this with minimal impact on runners.
Q: Will my credit card be charged twice?
A: No. The re-registration/confirmation step that you do now that you have been picked in the lottery is the only time you will be charged for race entry. If you have multiple runners in the group you signed up initially, you will have to enter each one separately. This is a limitation of the RaceIt confirmation system unfortunately.
Q: Does this mean the Loop Lottery is open again?
A: Sorry but no – this step is only for runners who entered the Loop Lottery and were selected for 2015. If your name is not in the listing here: http://leathermansloop.org/registration/2015-lottery-listing/ then the registration will not accept your entry.
Our Original Message (updated with new information):
We have finished with the Loop Lottery 2015 selections.
For those who did not get a spot, please double check the 2015 Lottery Selection listing here to see if your name was possibly entered with a typo. Use the typo name to confirm, then get in touch with us afterwards to fix it.
Contact us if you have any concerns and we will get back to you promptly.
If you did not get picked, we are extending a guaranteed entry for the 2016 Loop — as long as you enter the Loop Lottery 2016.
If you did not receive an email please check your spam folder since it may be in there. Optimum and Verizon have been particularly aggressive recently about tagging emails as spam that are not spam. You can also check the searchable list here to see if your name or friends names are listed.
1.) The 2015 Trail Mix Series – Six local trail races combined to form a fun and challenging trail series with prizes for overall winners and age group winners. Everyone who completes the series (at least 4 of 6 races) gets a special recognition item at the end of the series, plus GUARANTEED SELECTION in the 2016 Loop Lottery.
2.) Check out sundayruns.org if you are interested in running with a group on trails on Sunday mornings. It is great training for the Loop and we even run the Loop course a few times prior to the big day. See details at Sunday Runs site.
See you on the trails!