pinit fg en rect gray 20   NYC Triathlon 2011 Lottery System

nyc triathlon 2011 lottery system   NYC Triathlon 2011 Lottery System

The New York City Triathlon will move to have a lottery-based entry system for 2011. This was decided to eliminate the online race to be counted in the triathlon. Last year’s triathlon slots were taken only in a matter of minutes by roughly around 19, 700 triathletes who wanted to join the event. The online registration then was a first-come first-served policy.

The Cherry Blossom Ten Mile run in Washington used the lottery system for this year’s race. Phil Stewart, director, shared that the lottery helped do away with frantic online registration, site freezes and the feedback if the applicants got in or not.

Using the lottery system is not entirely new to the triathlon. The Ironman Championships in 1983 used it to fill 205 slots out of the 1,800 spots in the race. In 2004, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon followed suit for its 2,000 spots. In Burley, Idaho, the…

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