I know the race director, JB. He called me up today because someone messed up the paperwork on the sanctions- I do the USATF sanctioning in the state of Connecticut. After assuring him we could get that taken care of, I asked him how the numbers are this year.
He told me the marathon numbers were running around even and the 10 mile numbers and the relay numbers were up. Not only that but the out of state numbers are up.
I was psyched. Mystic may be something I sometimes grumble about because I see that season-ending marathon as a burden to be borne, but at the same time I like having it to count on to be there for me if I need it.