I'm not sure why you would cap the entries either. Make two start times for the 1/2-ers.
Want to run in the RVM's 30th anniversary half marathon?
You're out of luck. It's a sell-out one month before the air horn blast at the starting line.
So if you're like many people around Victoria who wait for the last minute to buy tickets or sign up for an event, you'll be watching on Oct. 11 from the sidelines.
Unless of course you want to run the full marathon (and baby, you'd better up your training) or scale down to the 8K race. Or you could accompany your kid on the 1.2K kids run.
This is the first year the Royal Victoria Marathon capped entries for all four races to make them manageable.
The half-marathon entries hit the 5,400-registrations cap this morning. Last year, a total of 4,899 registered by race day.
As of 11 a.m. today, 2,308 people were registered for the marathon, 250 for the early start marathon (combined limit is 4,000), 1,377 for the 8K (2,500 limit) and 246 for the Thriftys Food Kids run (1,000 limit).
Overall, total registrations are up 56 per cent compared to this time last year.
Race general manger Cathy Noel earlier speculated about interest in this year's races, some of it due to this being the 30th anniversary for the event known for its picturesque course. Let's face it, for out-of-towners, this is a beauty of a destination race.
Lots of runners come from the U.S. but so far, there are people wiinging their way here from more than a dozen countries including:
(Registrants by country)
Costa Rica 2
New Zealand 1
South Africa 1