The directors of the very popular Boise trail half marathon, Race to Robie Creek, have officially set registration for the 2009 event for high noon on February 16, the same time of day the starter's pistol fires on April 18. As expected, active.com will be the new registration provider for the race after well known server meltdowns at athleteslounge.com in 2007 and 2008 left many a would-be runner maddeningly frustrated on registration day as screens and keyboards seized (previous post). A link to the registration page will go live on the race site on registration day.
Active.com has great experience in dealing with high volume, quick filling races. This past December alone, they hosted registration for the Way Too Cool 50k, which filled in just under nine minutes (previous post). Expect Robie Creek to go in minutes as well.
See all Race to Robie Creek posts (Robie Creek posts).