For all of the people who have gotten in touch about the registration failures this morning and afternoon we will be in touch to make it work. Please be patient while we work through the individual issues. We apologize and are embarrassed by all of the problems you have encountered. For about an hour we opened registration on another website to handle the traffic. If you registered with either site and received a confirmation then you are all set. If you did not receive a confirmation but your card was charged, let us know and we will investigate with the online registration provider. Any other issues, please get in touch.
Why is there a limit? The course and park have a natural limit to the number of entrants. The county and park management are very generous letting the Loop visit every year and we want to maintain our excellent relations with them in order to continue holding the Loop.
We are very sorry that some of you are going to miss it this year. We are taking names for a waiting list. But, realistically, we will be filling spots with runners who encountered problems on registration day first. If you missed registration this year and would like to be on the email list for next year or want to get in touch click here to join the email list and/or send us a note. We read each one and try to respond in a somewhat timely manner.
If you are looking for local trail runs & challenges, here is a link to nearby NJ/NY/CT/DE/PA (and a few further beyond) races that you may be interested in during 2010. Thanks to Chris Jaworski for compiling and maintaining the list this year and last year.
Another list of trail runs can be found here: http://www.trailrunner.com/calendar/2010_calendar_by_state.htm
If anyone has other trail races in the NY/NJ/CT area that are not on these lists, send them in and we will post them here!
Don’t forget, the park is there every day—the loop course is mapped here and here. There are miles of trails and sites (including the Old Leatherman’s Cave) in the park. There is the also The Trailside Nature Museum (with email newsletter). Check this book for an exhaustive guide to Westchester County Trails.
Post a note in the comments below if you are interested in a training run—you may find a local running partner. Even better: post a training run that you have done local to your own area so that others can share.
If you are interested in helping out during setup, loop day, or clean up, let us know using the same form.
If you have any other questions, let us know.