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Tuesday, February 26, 2008


After waiting for a full day (KL is 15 hours ahead of NYC), I finally managed to submit my entry for the 2008 race online. The non-refundable processing fee is USD11 and if my application is successful - I'll know in June when the lottery results are announced - a further USD210 will be charged to my credit card. Ahhhh... that's not the end of it. There's also a USD35 deposit on the timing chip. Total charge will add up to USD256 or RM820 at the present conversion rate. Not cheap but it's going to be a once in a lifetime experience. Heck, I may even keep the yellow timing chip as a souvenir!

You might be interested in what RM820 gets you. According to the official website:

Included in Your Entry Fee

• Entry to the ING New York City Marathon 2008 including hydration and fuel stations, medical support, entertainment, baggage handling, security, the most enthusiastic spectators of any race anywhere, and more

• ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

• Barilla Marathon Eve Dinner

• Fireworks Presented by Poland Spring

• Post-Race Party Presented by Clear Channel Radio

• Official Handbook

• Goody bag, including Official Program, souvenir shirt, race poster, snacks, and special offers

• Transportation to the Start

• Start festival: warm-ups, breakfast, entertainment, religious services

• Finisher materials: medal, food and beverages, and Continental Airlines/Foot Locker Heat Sheet™

• Finisher area where marathoners exit after the race

• Official finisher certificate

• Official Results Magazine published by New York Runner

To view a fantastic photo montage, check this out. For more tidbits on my quest, visit my other blog.



  • Gud luck and all the best. Wish me luck too, cinya!!!

    By Blogger C-CUBE, at 10:54 PM  

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