Archive for November, 2011

October Rankings

A partial update to the October rankings has now been posted on the 2011 Rankings page.  We are still awaiting some information and I’ll get it up as it comes in.  The top five haven’t moved, making it harder for others to catch up and get into a prize winning position.  Yet the rest of the top ten has seen a few changes.  As we work through the final stretch of the race, things could get heated.

And for those of you who hadn’t noticed already, the registration for the 2012 race is now open.  Check out the 2012 Race Details tab at the top of the site for more information.



With this, I’d like to formally invite everyone to begin registering for the 4th Annual Great TB Race.  You will find all pertinent information by going to the “2012 Race Details” tab at the top of the website.  You will also find tabs for the previous races if you’d like to learn about the history of the race, including information about the prize pools of prior races, which often averaged over $200.  All entries from around the world are welcome.  In our first year, we had entries from over a dozen different countries!

So what changes are we making?  First, the race will officially begin in Nashville, TN.  In 2010, we held a vote to see where the 2011 race would begin.  Nashville was the runner up and the person who had submitted Nashville in the first place was still interested in having the race start there.

Second, we are going to draft an official “Re-Release Policy” to handle the release of a copy tag in the event that your original racer goes missing.  Details will be coming soon.

There will be a $2 entry fee, which can be waived via a prize donation. Are you part of a family that is entering?  Then check out the donation information to see how you can send one donation and get several entries.

There will not be any Twitter Contests this year.  Those items came out of my own pocket and I cannot afford such a purchase at this time (we had 10 Travel Bugs that were awarded through various means last year).

Most of the remaining details will be the same as they were in the 2011 race.  A few items are still in the works and those items are marked on the 2012 Race Details page.

If you are not already a subscriber to this site, consider clicking on the “Email Subscription” link at the top of the site to sign up.  Being a subscriber means that you will receive an e-mail every time we post anything on the site.  This site is the primary way we get information out to everyone so this is valuable.  If you no longer want to be a subscriber, I believe you can click on the same link to remove your name.

So get your travel bugs ready, fill out the registration form, and lets get ready for another great year of racing.  Don’t forget to spread the word.   The more entries, the better the race.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them on here and I will try to respond as quickly as possible.