One of my highly anticipated races of 2011, the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, has opened its doors yesterday, and then abruptly closed again!
When I first got news that the SCHK Marathon had just opened its registration I immediately rushed to the site to register (this was last night). When I got to the event selection I noticed that the full marathon option was disabled. I thought it was just a glitch or the full marathon registration hasn’t opened yet online. Today I was confronted with the truth: it was disabled because it was actually all filled up!
Here’s the announcement from SCHK’s website:
The Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2011 has received overwhelming public response. The 10km Run 3 (Start Time: 6:55am), 10km Run 4 (Start Time: 7:30am), the Half Marathon Run 1 (Start Time: 8:45am), the Full Marathon Challenge (Start Time: 6:20am) and the Full Marathon Run 1 (Start Time: 6:45am) are now closed for entry.
By today, just about a day since registration was open, most events, if not all, reached its quotas, and is now closed. This is indeed a sad news for me as I was really looking forward to this race. Oh well, maybe I’m destined to run locally that date, or maybe another foreign destination later?