Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Sea Wheeze 2016 Registration - It's Always an Adventure
I heard of very few people that got in via laptop or PC. I had an iMac and MacBook going with multiple browsers and ended up in waiting room hell. My sister had non-apple products so that wasn't a discriminator. I also have nicely fast internet access and we were working from different states.
Oh yeah, and this will hit hard for those that didn't get in - I read one very sad post from a legacy runner who did not get in - last night at 6 pm, lululemon had a special registration event for one hour for employees. Rumor is 1500 slots - 15%! - were set aside but not all were used. Update - reading 700 signed up. So, nicely done, lululemon - nothing was done for legacy runners but employees didn't even fill the slots set aside for them. I'm hoping these are some sort of hedging slots to cover the 25% no show rate the race typically has but I believe permitting restricts lululemon to only about 10,000 runners. So, maybe they can only officially sell 10,017 slots but the actual bib number exceeds that. I looked at the bib numbers last year and they went into the 12,000 range, though the 11,000-12,000 range was not used.
Tell us your story - did you get in? What devices did you use and what time did you have success? If you were on a desktop or laptop and got in did you even pass through the waiting room? I am dying to figure out how this worked.