Marathon Lottery

News

Our 2018 Marathon Participant Lottery Draw took place on Wednesday, November 15th. The Lucky Mystics who will represent our club in Boston in April, 2018 are: Tracy Hamlin, Lori Rivas, Bunroth So, Jose Viveiros, and Marcos Rodrigues.

How It Works

As in the past, the number of lottery entries per person is determined throughout the year, based on participation in certain races and volunteerism.

Lottery Guidelines/Point System

The club receives a quantity of official Boston Marathon entries from the Boston Athletic Association.  Recipients will be chosen via a weighted lottery as described below.  Official runners and alternates will be known when confirmation from the B.A.A is received.

To be eligible for a marathon number a candidate must meet the following criteria:
  • The lottery participant must be a member in good standing.
  • Those chosen must complete a 13-mile or longer race (or equivalent run with another Mystic runner) by January 1st.
  • Numbers are non-transferable and must be used by the recipient.  If the recipient is unable to participate in the marathon or does not require a club-issued number, s/he must return it immediately to the Board Of Directors so that it can be assigned to the next alternate.
  • Members who are running with a club waiver are required to run in Mystic Club Gear.
  • Members receiving and utilizing a club marathon number for two(2) consecutive years will not be eligible for the club lottery during the following year (i.e. 3rd year).
  • All members meeting the above criteria who want to participate in the drawing will receive one lottery entry.

Members will receive extra lottery entries by:

I.   RUNNING IN THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:

     ONE POINT FOR EACH UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 10 POINTS
  • One point for each Wednesday night Quannapowitt run (up to 10 points)
  • One point for each Track/coached workout (up to 10 points)
  • One point for each Grand Prix race (Max. one point per month)
 
II.    VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO THE CLUB
  • Served on the Board of Directors - 5 points;
  •          Officers (Pres., VP, Sec. Treas. receive an additional 2 points)
  • Managed the Website - 5 points
  • Served as Race Director of the Swimsuit Classic - 10 points
  • Served as Race Director of the Lake Q  Weekly 5K - 10 points
  • Served as Club Coach - 10 Points
  • Produced the Club Video - 10 Points
  • Edited  NewSprint - 10 points
  • Worked the Lake Q Weekly 5K run (1 point for each night, up to a maximum of 20 points)
  • Worked the Weekly Track workout  (1 point for each night, up to a maximum of 20 points)
  • Managed the clothing inventory/sales - 5 Points
  • Chaired a committee established by the board of directors - 5 points
  • Served on a committee established by the board of directors - 3 points

III.   VOLUNTEER SERVICE ON BEHALF OF THE CLUB
 
  • Volunteered at races, such as the Run to Remember and Eastern States, at which the club is reimbursed, as well as BAA races and related events ( 10K, Half Marathon, and the Boston Marathon)           - 3 Points per role.

  • For those choosing not to enter the Marathon Lottery, the board of directors will offer an alternative prize.