Houston Marathon to use lottery system

June 11, 2010 10:24:10 AM PDT
The Houston Marathon will use a lottery system to sign up runners in the 2011 races. Last year, the marathon and half marathon sold out in just three days. To solve the website rush, potential runners will have to register on the website during a window of time that opens July 27. Runners will be told in August if they were chosen.

The marathon committee says the lottery system gives everyone an equal chance.