BRASS MONKEY UPDATE, Thursday 31/10/2013
BRASS MONKEY 2014 - NEW BALLOT FOR
We would like
to apologise once again for the system
difficulties experienced by those
applying to enter the 2014 Brass Monkey
Half Marathon. The unprecedented demand
resulted in a poor user experience which
caused understandable confusion and
Knavesmire Harriers have since worked
with Sport Systems and agreed next
confidence that all duplicates have been
removed and no duplicate payments have
been taken. If your name still appears
as a duplicate or you believe a
duplicate payment has been incorrectly
taken, please email email@example.com.
NEW BALLOT FOR REMAINING 500
Having considered a range of options,
York Knavesmire Harriers have decided to ballot
500 remaining places for
the 2014 race. These places will be
allocated using an open ballot.
WILL THE BALLOT BE OPEN?
will be open for four days, from
Thursday 7 November until 11:59pm on
Sunday 10 November.
WILL THE BALLOT WORK?
ballot will allow all runners to
register their interest at their
leisure, thereby avoiding excessive
online pressure at a set time. The
online registration screen will display
a message to confirm an application has
been received. (No
email will be sent to confirm receipt
of application, so don't worry if you
don't receive one at this time.)
ballot has closed, places will
be randomly selected from those who have
applied during the four-day window. No
be given to those who
apply early, and only one application
per individual will be counted.
CAN I ACCESS THE BALLOT?
The ballot will be accessible, from the
7th until the 10th November, on the
Sport Systems website -
WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I HAVE
Sport Systems will email all successful
applicants by Friday 15 November.
These successful applicants will be
invited to claim their place, using
a unique password. There will be a
three day period in which the
successful applicant can claim their
place. If places still remain
unclaimed, Sport Systems will then
email a second wave of ballot
entrants, inviting them to claim a
By Sunday 24 November all applicants,
successful or unsuccessful, will have
received an email from Sport Systems to
confirm their position.
In making its decision York Knavesmire
Harriers took guidance from other
races that had experienced similar
challenges - including the 2013 Chicago
marathon which also adopted an open
ballot after it faced very similar
circumstances. You can read about the
Chicago marathon & apos;s experience
Thank you, once again, for your patience
and continued support.