Author Topic: 2nd Chance Qualifying for 2018  (Read 940 times)

Kip Russell

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2nd Chance Qualifying for 2018
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:10:54 am »
I just read the 2017 Peak Runners 2nd Chance section on the qualifying page.  (http://www.pikespeakmarathon.org/Qualifying.shtml)

What was the reasoning behind doing that?  I have no issues with it at all... it just stood up and piqued my interest :-)

Happy New Year, everyone!

-KR

John Garner

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Re: 2nd Chance Qualifying for 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 11:42:47 am »
We figured that folks who tried but failed on the mountain know what they are getting themselves into. Odds are they would have a solid understanding of what it takes to complete the race and thus have a very good chance of success in 2018.

The ultimate goal of the qualification system is not to be elitist but to make sure that those who toe the line have a good chance of success. Unlike most other races, you can't call an Uber to take you back to your car when you run into issues 10 miles in.

--john

Kip Russell

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Re: 2nd Chance Qualifying for 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 02:23:11 pm »
That's awesome.  Thanks for the explanation.  August is coming up quick ;-)