Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's Official!

Well - it's absolutely official - each member of Team McManus received this email today! I am beyond excited and realize that we are in the final stages of preparation for the big day - but every day is a big day as we prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for a 26.2 mile run. This Saturday the weather is supposed to be glorious and I am focused on us having one of our best training runs ever. On Valentine's Day - 16 mile run from Natick to the finish line. The following weekend it's off to Hyannis to meet Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter and run our first half marathon race. Tears of joy are springing forth from my soul as I realize that I have been blessed with an absolute miracle - I am so grateful.

Dear Mary A. McManus,

This is to notify you that your entry into the 113th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, 2009 has been accepted, provided that the information you submitted is accurate.

You can verify your acceptance into the field by searching the 113th Boston Marathon "Entrants" database on the B.A.A. web site, Additionally, an acceptance postcard will be mailed to you via US Postal Service mail.

In early April 2009, an official Number Pick-up Card and extensive information regarding the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and related race week activities will be mailed to you via US Postal Service first class mail. If you do not receive your Number Pick-up Card (required to claim number) and brochure by April 11, please contact our Registration Office at Registration related inquiries may also be directed to 508-435-6905.

Note that bib numbers will not be distributed on Race Day. Your travel arrangements should take into account picking up your number at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Friday, April 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you in April! Best of luck in your training!


Boston Athletic Association

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