On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, NYRR sent the following statement in an email to it’s members stating the cancelled 2012 NYC Marathon will count as a 9+1 qualifying race.
Cancelled 2012 ING New York City Marathon Will Count as 9+1 Qualifying Race
We thank you for your patience as we continue to work through issues related to the cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. This work is ongoing and we will update you on any developments as soon as possible.
At this time we’d like to share with you that as an NYRR member, you will receive 9+1 race qualifying credit for your entry into the marathon.
Please check your NYRR member profile starting December 11 to ensure that you’ve received the credit; e-mail us if you have any concerns. (Note: The 9+1 program is for NYRR members only; full details can be found here.)
This does not mean runners will only be receiving 9+1 credit for the cancelled marathon. According to NYRR the matter has not been resolved. In a response from NYRR on December 6, a NYRR representative stated “More specifically, any further decisions related to any other issues or questions are still pending.” It appears that NYRR is still working on a resolution to satisfy the runners of the cancelled 2012 NYC Marathon. I’m certain the last thing NYRR wants is to deal with is a mob of angry runners.
What I don’t understand is the timeliness of the 9+1 statement. It would have been nice if NYRR would have sent the 9+1 credit email sooner after the marathon was cancelled. Because I was under the impression I would not be receiving 9+1 credit and it had caused me to change my plans. I had registered for the Las Vegas Marathon, cancelled volunteering for the 60K and did not register for 2 additional to reach 9 for the year. So I am out of luck with 9+1 qualifying for the 2013 NYC Marathon.