Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Registration Up 28% for Missoula Marathon

The Missoula Marathon Committee is excited to announce that registration is up 28% over this same time last year. We've got 27 states represented and Bermuda! Yes, it's true that marathoners and especially half marathoners tend to wait until the last minute before committing with a registration form, but now that the Missoula Marathon is in its 3rd year, we're developing a respect for percentages. Percentages are how we calculate how many shirts to order, how much beverage to obtain, how many medals are needed, how many marathon athletes we will have in comparison to half marathon, and all the other questions that, the first year, were pretty much big fat guesses. Events that have been around forever must revel in their statistics, placing their orders well in advance of race day with confidence and accuracy. What's more, events with statistical history can observe trending, such as the growth of half marathon numbers. So thank you all for considering and even registering for the Missoula Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay or Kids Marathon. We're looking forward to another great year and growth!

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