I Get Hot Chocolate AND I’m Seeded?!?!

I always love getting emails from races.  Many times it’s the automatic “Thank You for Registering” or “Last minute race details” and “Don’t forget to bring you’re confirmation sheet signed” sort of thing.  A while back, I wrote about signing up for the Hot Chocolate 15K in Washington DC. Don’t remember it? Go over here to refresh your memory!  While browsing Facebook and the Hot Chocolate 15K website, I found out that they had corrals for runners that can run under a certain time.  Normally, I never qualify for these things.  Never, nada, not a shot, zilch.  So just for fun, I humored myself and and looked at the times needed to  get a corral. Normally, this is where I would say- I laughed at how fast the standards were set and moved on.

BUT NO!!!  For once in my adult running life, I can apply for a corral!!  And, it means I don’t have to find a group of people to get behind and take 20 minutes to the start. YAY ME!!!!  Because I had an excellent Broad Street Run for me, I was able to apply for the C Corral (out of corrals A-D).  They had options of submitting results from 5Ks, 5 Milers, 10 Milers an Half Marathons.  I submitted my info from Broad Street 2011 and waited to here back.  After 2 weeks, I resubmitted just to be safe.  And resubmitted a week after that.  I was getting a little bummed out because I really wanted to be seeded.  And I just wanted the letter on my bib in addition to the number because it looks cool.  Apparently, a bunch of people were having issues with not hearing back from Ram Racing (the registration people for the Hot Chocolate 15K). It took an email, a twitter post and a facebook post, all of which I had to say I’m really following the directions to figure out what was going on.

Enter Sunday, October 16th.  I get an email that looks like this:

I get a corral!!!

Don’t believe me?  Check out my registration page:

There's the letter C (for Corral C) Next to corral!

I’m just a tad excited.  This is probably the one and only time I’ll ever be seeded in a race 🙂

Will run for Hot Chocolate anytime!!

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About drrunner
6 time marathoner, 40 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. New title of BibRave Pro member so watch for discounts and products! Do what you love and love what you do!

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