Boston Marathon X 4?

Busy busy day here. I’ve got a work event tomorrow, so I’m just posting quickly on lunch. I wanted to see if anyone else out there who registered for the 2011 Boston Marathon, and faced registration issues, is showing multiple charges from the BAA? Right now, it’s showing pending charges for FOUR Boston Marathon registration fees of $130 each!


I have to say that I was immensely disappointed in the BAA’s system and process for registration. The page wouldn’t send my completed form, then the link went dead and I had to start over. Then each time I filled out the form and hit submit, it went back to a blank form page. They’ve been doing this HOW MANY YEARS NOW? You’d think they would have it down to a science.

So my thinking is that if they show me registering four times, lord only knows how many other people have the same thing going on. Perhaps that’s why registration filled up in 8 hours, when each person was taking about 4-10 registration slots each?!

Oh my – what a mess that would be. Can you imagine it? Maybe they will re-open registration if that is indeed the issue.

Any other Boston Marathon runners out there seeing multiple pending charges from BAA?


5 responses to “Boston Marathon X 4?

  1. Yes! I have two. I contacted them and haven’t heard back. I’m pissed.

  2. I’ve been scared to look…. probably should though. From what I understand though it should just be a pending charge and not an actual charge…. the official payment was suppose to only go through once you received a submission ID #. I only got one ID #, one email saying they recieved my registration and last night I got another email saying they verified my qualifying time (from what I’ve seen if you BQ’d at Boston those were verified first).

    Crossing fingers we only get charged once each!

  3. Oh no! I’ll have to check on that–it took me 4 tries also.

  4. Mine went through okay, but appears they don’t have good developers or testing. This will be my first Boston, can’t wait! 😀

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