We plan for registration for 2017 to involve a weighted lottery via the registration website, below. The registration website will be open for one week. That is, you will have one week to put your name in the hat. After this weeklong period closes, we will use a weighted lottery to select those who will have the misfortune of running the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon this Fall. If selected to run your credit card will be charged $90, and we will notify you of your poor luck. If you are not selected to run, you can thank your lucky stars.
Approximately 300 runners will be selected to run the marathon through the weighted lottery.
Registration for the weighted lottery will likely begin on August 1, 2017 at 8AM Central Daylight Time. Registration for the lottery would then close on August 8, 2017 at 8am. The lottery to be held a short time later.
Please note: there will also be an option to make donations to the Friends of Warner Parks, which will allow you to bypass the lottery and get right in. These options will be available on a first come, first served basis starting August 1 as well. Details are provided on the registration website, which will be linked below when registration opens.
The Friends of Warner Parks dedicates itself to the preservation, protection, and stewardship of Percy and Edwin Warner Parks, where the marathon is held. FOWP works to protect the natural and historical integrity of the area by supporting appropriate recreational activities, maintaining and enhancing its features, and promoting programs that inspire appreciation and conservation of the Parks. Friends is a 501(c)3 organization.
When registration opens on August 1, you can Click Here to access online registration.
Have a team and want to try to run together? You have three options: 1) You can all enter the lottery individually and see how chance treats you; 2) You can register via charity slots; or, 3) You can all register for the lottery as a team, and sink or swim together - to do this, you need to let me know via email when you register for the lottery. Please note, in option 3, if you are not accepted via the lottery together, you will still have the option of registering via the charity slots.
Oh, and all the usual stuff applies. That is, please bring an ID with you to packet pickup. It is reasonable to bring your confirmation email. We will not be offering refunds if you do not start, do not finish, do not have fun or do not PR. Or really for any other reason. You may not transfer your registration. To repeat, no refunds, no transfers. Since registration is capped, yours may keep out another runner. Therefore, we ask that you show up ready to run on race morning. If you cannot make it, please try again next year. Regardless, we will offer you a good run.