Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019 02:57PM EST

Why is the number of accepted drawing applicants in 2019 lower than last year?

The number of runners accepted through the non-guaranteed entry drawing is dependent on the number of guaranteed entries claimed each year. Therefore, that number fluctuates yearly. In 2019, the decrease in the number of runners accepted through the non-guaranteed entry drawing is mainly due to a large increase in the number of guaranteed entries claimed, which were driven by increased numbers of time qualifiers and 9+1 entries. The growth of charity running also impacted the number of drawing applicants accepted.