Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Problem solved: We run tomorrow at Bass Pro!

Thank you to the race director of Bass Pro Marathon!

Yesterday I posted that Janice wasn't listed as a participant in the half at Bass Pro tomorrow. I registered for the race back in July, received my receipt, and felt completely confident all was good...until yesterday. We never received an email for her this week, an email that's supposed to make everything quicker at packet pick up today. So I started to investigate why.

I started by clicking the "Search Participants" link on the race website, and that's when I started to get worried. Her name didn't come up on the list, no matter how I searched. First name, last name, first and last name, it didn't matter. She wasn't showing up. We're driving up today, and she's not listed as a participant in the now sold out half marathon at Bass Pro!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." ~ -- Philippians 4:6

Instead of panic, I turned to prayer, asking the Lord to help. I tried to call the number, but got a voice mail the race director would be out of the office for the weekend. I sent an email with a copy of my receipt for both registrations and quickly got an automated response that she would be out of the office. It was hard not to worry at this point, but I just kept praying and working. I got on their Facebook page and explained the situation.

I'd done everything I knew to try, and now just prayed it could be resolved at the expo.

Not much later, though, I received an email telling me all is good. Janice is registered and we're a go for tomorrow. Evidently, it's a glitch in's system that registering two participants with the same email address means we only receive one email, for only one participant. So all is good, and we run tomorrow.

Thank you Jesus and thanks to the Bass Pro race director for getting this fixed!

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