Your Cheque is in the Mail...
And, well, this clears up a mystery or two... I can only imagine what some of the other logistical nightmares are for the poor bastards in charge of trying to make an event the size and complexity of Boston come off smoothly.
To all International runners,
Evidently there has been a problem with the delivery of Number Pick Up Cards to many international runners. We assure you that these cards were mailed via Fed Ex on Wednesday, March 22, 2006. There has obviously been a delay in the delivery as the mail reached many countries, and in particular, to our runners from Canada.
In the event that you do not receive your card before you leave for Boston please be assured that we will still issue you your number. Number pickup will be on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 9am and 6pm at the World Trade Center in South Boston. When you come into World Trade Center please go to the "Replacement Number Pick Up Cards" booth. At that point you will be asked for a photo ID. We will issue you a new card and you will be able to proceed through the system to claim your number.
Included with your number pick up card was the official Welcome Brochure for the 110th Boston Marathon. The brochure includes extensive information about race weekend. We encourage you to view and print the PDF version of the brochure by going to http://www.baa.org/BostonMarathon/WelcomeBooklet.asp.
We apologize for any inconvience this has caused. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you to Boston and wish you luck with your race.
So, as soon as a I know my number, I'll let you know my number. Or something like that!