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2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla

Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:06 am

I hear that there may be a Hoopla in 2011 in Vancouver !!! :shock: :shock: So, who's heading down ?? :shifty: :wink:

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Postby Jogger Barbie » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:16 am

Here's hoping for hoopla! Ed and I will be there for the marathon. We're not signed up yet - I'm too superstitious and am waiting until after Hamilton this weekend.
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Postby ultraslacker » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:16 am

guess I should plan to be there... probably won't be running but I can cheer and eat! :)
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Postby erinmcd » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:18 am

If everything goes according to plan, I hope to be there, hopefully with Mrs McD as well (though she'll be cheering rather than running this time). I LOVE going to Vancouver.
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:23 am

Duh....I'll be there. I have a hotel reservation but not entered yet. After last weekend, however, I'm almost ready to push the submit button. Just waiting for a boring moment when I feel the need to spend money.
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Postby दिवंगत » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:24 am

If some circumstances come together, I could be in for the half. :)

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Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:48 am

ultra monk wrote:Duh....I'll be there. I have a hotel reservation but not entered yet. After last weekend, however, I'm almost ready to push the submit button. Just waiting for a boring moment when I feel the need to spend money.


You staying at the Host Hotel, Laura? The Westin ??
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Re: 2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:08 am

HCmD wrote:
ultra monk wrote:Duh....I'll be there. I have a hotel reservation but not entered yet. After last weekend, however, I'm almost ready to push the submit button. Just waiting for a boring moment when I feel the need to spend money.


You staying at the Host Hotel, Laura? The Westin ??

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Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:29 am

ultra monk wrote:
HCmD wrote:
ultra monk wrote:Duh....I'll be there. I have a hotel reservation but not entered yet. After last weekend, however, I'm almost ready to push the submit button. Just waiting for a boring moment when I feel the need to spend money.


You staying at the Host Hotel, Laura? The Westin ??

Best Western.


How long you staying for?

I have a special corporate account/rate for Days Inn @$104.80 / night plus taxes, etc ... for a double-bed suite .. :shifty: :wink: @4 nights would be about $486.xx or so ... :think: :think: :think:
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:33 am

HCmD wrote:
How long you staying for?

I have a special corporate account/rate for Days Inn @$104.80 / night plus taxes, etc ... for a double-bed suite .. :shifty: :wink: @4 nights would be about $486.xx or so ... :think: :think: :think:

3 nights for a total of $CAD 340.36
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Re: 2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:35 am

ultra monk wrote:
HCmD wrote:
How long you staying for?

I have a special corporate account/rate for Days Inn @$104.80 / night plus taxes, etc ... for a double-bed suite .. :shifty: :wink: @4 nights would be about $486.xx or so ... :think: :think: :think:

3 nights for a total of $CAD 340.36

Way at the bottom of the Best Western rate page, they had a deal on 3 nights. Cheaper than the VMO rate which was sold out anyway.
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Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:44 am

ultra monk wrote:
ultra monk wrote:
HCmD wrote:
How long you staying for?

I have a special corporate account/rate for Days Inn @$104.80 / night plus taxes, etc ... for a double-bed suite .. :shifty: :wink: @4 nights would be about $486.xx or so ... :think: :think: :think:

3 nights for a total of $CAD 340.36

Way at the bottom of the Best Western rate page, they had a deal on 3 nights. Cheaper than the VMO rate which was sold out anyway.



Mine is weird ... T, F and S = $84.00 night plus taxes, but Sunday jumps up to $167.20 ... :shock: so, averages at $104.80 / night ... vs the $129.00 per night plus taxes quoted on the race site rates ... :?
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Postby mcshame » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:45 am

erinmcd wrote:If everything goes according to plan, I hope to be there, hopefully with Mrs McD as well (though she'll be cheering rather than running this time). I LOVE going to Vancouver.


I'm working with Erin on this little getaway. We have 2 logistical issues to work out first, the 3 kids and the baby birds. We are planning to take the kids with us if our friends in BC can have them sleep over (not sure yet) and we will need someone to feed our parrots (shouldn't be an issue). Hope we can work this out, would be fun to see Erin and Jen BQ :wink:
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Re: 2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla

Postby erinmcd » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:51 am

mcshame wrote:
erinmcd wrote:If everything goes according to plan, I hope to be there, hopefully with Mrs McD as well (though she'll be cheering rather than running this time). I LOVE going to Vancouver.


Hope we can work this out, would be fun to see Erin and Jen BQ :wink:

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Postby IronGoddess » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:56 am

Think I might be able to run a little something that weekend. It is a month before the Oliver 1/2 Iron so I will ask Coach on Thursday. People born in 1939 or earlier can run free guess I can tell my dad and maybe this could be his BQ since he missed it in Oct.
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:01 pm

mcshame wrote:Hope we can work this out, would be fun to see Erin and Jen BQ :wink:

Hey- I saw that! ;)

No promises on a spring marathon attempt for me. I'm going to play this one by ear, but will for sure be doing one of the races at the BMO Vancouver.

No rush on registering... it doesn't sell out that quickly, if at all.

If my MIL isn't living with us at that time, I've already offered Chez Wolf to two potentially visiting maniacs. Sounds like a party is a-brewin'. Almost as epic as 2009?

(maybe I can even convince a few others to come out! ;) )
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Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:09 pm

So, I've tentatively book the hotel from Thursday, April 28 to Monday, May 2 ... :shifty:

Vancouver, afterall, has been my best marathon to day ... so, if I can swing it, would love to go back on that course again ...

But, why are Sunday rates so much higher ?? :shock: :? :think: :think: :think:
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Postby CinC » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:10 pm

HCmD wrote:

But, why are Sunday rates so much higer ?? :shock: :? :think: :think: :think:


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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:12 pm

HCmD wrote:So, I've tentatively book the hotel from Thursday, April 28 to Monday, May 2 ... :shifty:

Vancouver, afterall, has been my best marathon to day ... so, if I can swing it, would love to go back on that course again ...

But, why are Sunday rates so much higer ?? :shock: :? :think: :think: :think:

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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Running Goddess wrote:Think I might be able to run a little something that weekend. It is a month before the Oliver 1/2 Iron so I will ask Coach on Thursday. People born in 1939 or earlier can run free guess I can tell my dad and maybe this could be his BQ since he missed it in Oct.

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Postby HCcD » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:19 pm

ultra monk wrote:
HCmD wrote:So, I've tentatively book the hotel from Thursday, April 28 to Monday, May 2 ... :shifty:

Vancouver, afterall, has been my best marathon to day ... so, if I can swing it, would love to go back on that course again ...

But, why are Sunday rates so much higer ?? :shock: :? :think: :think: :think:

(((((Andy))))) (smooch, hug, yeah!!!!!!!)

My hotel was not more for any night, but I only got 3 nights.


Coming down Thursday night would only be another $84.00 plus taxes ... so, if everything does fall into place, might as well stay the extra night, as I will be flying out, regardless .... Unless, I can catch a Sunday night red-eye back to Ottawa ... :shock: :shock: :?

Or, I could possibly, find and move to a cheaper hotel on Sunday ... :think: :think: :think:
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:26 pm

I'm coming Friday and leaving Monday because I don't have very many vacation days.
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Postby mcshame » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:52 pm

Jwolf wrote:
mcshame wrote:Hope we can work this out, would be fun to see Erin and Jen BQ :wink:

Hey- I saw that! ;)


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Re: 2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla

Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:55 pm

I am joining the Hoopla.
Mainly cuz I want to see Laura get her head shaved :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:


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Re: 2011 Vancouver Marathon - Hoopla

Postby Half-Mary » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:21 pm

I may be there, but I'm not sure yet.


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