Just this week, Tom Hayes, updated the Big Sky Wind Drinkers official Bridger Ridge Run web page. It now lists the dates of the registration for the lottery. Scroll down to find the section titled “2011 Race Info” on the wind drinker website. Here is a reiteration.
Remember these dates:
- Registration for the lottery begins Sunday May 15 at 8:00 AM Bozeman Time.
- Registration for the lottery closes Sunday May 29 at 11:59 PM Bozeman Time.
- Notification of lottery winners June 7 or 8 (tentative)
- Lottery winners must register June 8 through June 15 (tentative)
As of January, the specifics on the dates of lottery winner notification on subsequent event registration are tentative, so check back.
Following are a couple issues that the wind drinker website does not clarify, but are very important.
You must do all the registration online and you must have a credit card to entery the lottery and register if you are a lottery winner. Also, all communication is by email. Lottery participants and winners must have a valid email address. It is your responsibility to check email and accept (not block as spam) email communications. If you are a lottery winner and fail to check your email an miss the subsequent registration for the event, then the race officials can only assume that you do not want to participate and you will miss your chance this year.
Another point of clarification is regarding online registration fees.
All registration for the lottery and the event is online at racemontana.com. They charge a small fee. The lottery is $5.00, but will be around $6.55 with the online fee. For lottery winners, the entry fee is $50.00 and will be around $53.76 with the online fee.
I expect the race committee will eventually post an official rules and process of the lottery and event registration system so stayed tunned.