Robie Creek registration ends in frustration for many
Registration fills up in less than 15 minutes, and that leaves a lot of people outside looking in. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The Race to Robie Creek registration comes around every February. It’s a sign of the pending end to the winter season and better weather for Idaho's runners.
"That's the way we want to think of it, although nature doesn't always cooperate that way,” says Boise Bandanna owner Rich Harris, “but it does signal the start of spring time. It's a great event to kind of kick your season off."
That's why Harris sets up a few computers to help local running enthusiasts sign up for the event.
But, the registration fills up in less than 15 minutes, and that leaves a lot of people outside looking in.
"It's difficult,” Harris says. “It's frustrating and you feel a little bit responsible. But, I know you've got, what've we got, probably 3,000 people all at once trying to get on the computer, and really, I guess, it's kind of that luck of the draw.. "
One of the ones who didn't get registered in time was Mike Dome from Boise.
"One thing, it goes fast, there's no denying that,” Dome says. “People that done it many times, like this was going to be my number 16 or 17, ok? I would like to see a priority system or pre-pay for those that want to continue doing it."
But without a priority system, Dome will have to rely on other chances for registration down the road.
“Well, I'll try again, ya know,” he syas. “I’ll put in for the second chance, and hopefully I can draw.
“I'm not very good at giving up"