TL;DR: THERE IS A HARD LIMIT OF 100 SEATS AT THE NEW YEAR’S BANQUET; THEREFORE, REGISTRATION FOR TRI-CEN XX WILL BE CLOSED WHEN 1) 100 ATTENDEES HAVE REGISTERED, OR 2) AT MIDNIGHT ON NOVEMBER 20TH (WHICHEVER COMES FIRST). IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO REGISTER, SEND AN EMAIL TO [email protected] AND REQUEST TO BE PUT ON THE STANDBY LIST FOR CANCELLATIONS.
The best laid plans…well…you know…
Almost ten months ago now, I initially set the deadline for Tri-Cen XX registration to November 20th, half-heartedly entertaining the “foolish notion” that we would solidify the numbers early enough to be comfortable wrapping up preparations and getting everything staged for the run. In the back of my mind, however, I was fully expecting that we would not have enough attendees registered by then to make the run viable, and that would be forced to extend the deadline. I was not at all expecting the reality that came to pass, that as of our “soft deadline” of October 31st, we surpassed not only viability, but our lofty goal of 75 attendees as well. Even less was I expecting that we would ultimately be poised to reach or exceed 100 attendees by the end of the registration period.
But…here we are. As of this writing, we have 94 seats filled at the New Year’s Eve banquet. And we have run into (yet) a(nother) problem, due to this unexpected level of success.
The problem is that our banquet venue, Maggiano’s Little Italy, has a hard limit of 100 guests at one seating for their largest space. We never thought we would even come close to that. And over the months leading up to now, I think we sort of collectively forgot that there even was a limit, having assumed early on that we would never reach it anyway. It wasn’t until this week that we were reminded by Maggiano’s that they absolutely could not seat more than 100 guests, and the reality of the situation set in.
Having so surpassed our goals for attendance, I was more than satisfied that we could leave the November 20th deadline in place; even if we didn’t get a single new registration between now and then, I wouldn’t lose a minute of sleep. Incredulously, the reality I am now facing is that, even with only 11 days left, we could well surpass 100 registrations, depending on how many procrastinators (like myself) are waiting in the wings to panic-purchase their run passes at the last minute.
Until now, I would have been more than happy to wake up on November 21st and see that the numbers had skyrocketed well past 100. But the one catch we failed to consider since the beginning is this:
If we register more than 100 attendees, not everyone will have a seat the banquet. We simply can’t have that happen.
Everyone who registers is paying for–and is entitled to be–dining at the banquet with everyone else. No exceptions, period.
Therefore, we have only one means of recourse for this situation: We absolutely must cap registration at 100 attendees.
That means as of this writing, there are only 6 registrations left. In order to ensure that we do not exceed 100 registrations, we have taken the following measures:
1) Registration under the “Ben Franklin” pass (short run) has been disabled; we will not open this level of registration again unless we have not filled all 6 of the remaining spots with “Liberty Bell” passes (full run) by November 20th.
2) The “Liberty Bell” pass (full run) has been capped to automatically reject new registrations after the last 6 spots are filled.
If we reach capacity before November 20th (it looks likely now), we will publish another announcement immediately, officially closing registration for the event. If not, registration will remain open through the original deadline and will be closed thereafter.
We apologize greatly for the inconvenience we know this will cause many who were expecting to register before the original deadline, but we feel that this is the best and most correct action to take in consideration of fairness for all who have registered before now.
If you are unable to register because the cap has been reached, please email us at [email protected] immediately if you would like to be put on the standby list; you will be contacted in the order we received your request if there are cancellations.
If you are ultimately unable to obtain a run pass for the event, we hope that you will still consider joining us at the Bike Stop on New Year’s Eve for the “Crankshaft: A Golden New Year” gear party and New Year’s toast.
Thanks for your patience and understanding, and we sincerely hope to see as many of you as possible at the event!
Leon Ingleright (“boy Lee”)
TL; DR: REGISTRATION FOR TRI-CEN XX CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON NOVEMBER 20TH — DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO CELEBRATE WITH US!
OK, so you missed the Halloween deadline–we closed merchandise sales and bumped up the price of run passes. You’re probably sulking in your room, binging on Halloween candy and wallowing in regret that you missed a good deal on the renaissance of a Philadelphia-legendary New Year’s Eve celebration, not to mention some really cool t-shirts and stuff. We totally understand your plight.
Take heart, weary procrastinator…it’s not over yet!!
Think about it…long after the t-shirts have disintegrated from endless wash cycles, long after the hoodies have been chewed by moths, long after the pint glasses have been broken over someone’s head in a drunken argument and the coffee mugs have been “borrowed” by coworkers never to be seen again…what will persevere above all else are your fondest memories of the most fun and amazing weekend you ever spent celebrating the New Year in the City of Brotherly Love!
It’s not too late to live the dream! You can still reserve your place at Tri-Cen XX and guarantee that you’ll be there to make those memories of ringing in 2024 in the heart of Philly’s “Gayborhood” with the all the sexiest people from around the northeast region! All you have to do is hop over to the registration site and purchase a (slightly more expensive than yesterday) run pass, and you can walk away with tickets in email, ready to board that glorious boat you didn’t miss!
But you have to act now, because time is running out–FOR REAL THIS TIME! Run passes will only be available through midnight, November 20th, and then…
…the gates to
THE GOLDEN AGE
(of Inappropriate Public Behavior)
will be CLOSED FOREVER!
So don’t wait…
…to get Tri-Cen XX run passes at the regular price and buy Tri-Cen XX merchandise!!
On NOVEMBER 1ST:
–> Tri-Cen XX run passes increase by $10
–> Sales of official Tri-Cen XX merchandise will be CLOSED
It’s getting down to the wire–the host hotel rooms are filling up fast, and we’re shifting into overdrive to pull everything together for a spectacular New Year’s celebration! DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE to buy a standard-price run pass and official Tri-Cen XX merchandise (official run t-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs & pint glasses)!
Click this link to >> REGISTER NOW <<
or visit the >> OFFICIAL TRI-CEN XX WEBSITE <<
and/or the >> OFFICIAL TRI-CEN XX REGISTRATION SITE <<
for more information!
DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE!!
…to purchase a run pass for TRI CEN XX at the regular price and buy OFFICIAL TRI-CEN XX merchandise! On November 1st, run pass prices increase and sales of official merchandise close! DON’T WAIT — REGISTER TODAY!!
Now that the host hotel and other venues are in order, we are finally able to provide a preliminary schedule of events for Tri-Cen XX! We will continue to update the schedule as more details are confirmed, but we wanted to get something out to help attendees start planning. The schedule is accessible from the “General Event Information” section of the registration website, or you can access it directly here:
We can’t wait to see everyone in December!!
We’re back in business! If you haven’t yet registered and have been waiting to do so, just head to the official TRI-CEN XX page and get to it!! Remember, the link to make reservations at the host hotel will be provided in your run pass confirmation email. Standard run pass prices are in effect until October 31st, but don’t wait until the last minute — get your run pass today! (And don’t forget to order some cool merch, too!) Can’t wait to see everyone in December!!
On Monday, June 12th, we signed a contract with Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown to be the new host hotel for Tri-Cen XX. We are allowing our current run pass holders a couple of days to re-book their hotel rooms (after having to cancel their reservations at Marriott last month), and we will re-open general registration at 8:30 AM this Friday (June 16th).
An email was sent to all of our current run pass holders with a link to instructions for accessing the new online reservation portal. If you are a current run pass holder and have not received this email, it is the same link that was provided in your original confirmation–we simply updated the landing page with the new host hotel’s information. If you do not have access to either of those emails, contact us at [email protected] and we will get you the link.
Once registration is back online, the same link will be provided in the confirmation email for all new run pass sales.
Our sincere thanks to everyone for your patience as we navigated this difficult situation. Once again, we are greatly looking forward to seeing everyone in December! Tri-Cen XX marches on!!
We are pleased to report that we have signed a contract with the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown to be our new host hotel for Tri-Cen XX! We are expecting to receive the new online reservation portal on Tuesday (6/13); we will send the new link to all currently registered attendees and allow them a few days to make their new room reservations before re-opening general registration. We expect to fully re-open registration on Friday, 6/16 — stay tuned!!
We are almost back in business! The Philadelphians MC selected a new host hotel yesterday and is currently negotiating a contract. We are holding off on re-opening registration or publishing the new hotel information until we have a signed contract, but we wanted to give everyone a heads-up now. Once we sign a contract (hopefully this week or early next), we will re-open registration / run pass purchase for everyone, but we will give our currently registered attendees a few days to re-book their hotel rooms before opening up the hotel reservation portal to everyone else. Thank you so much for your patience in the interim, and we are still very much looking forward to seeing you in December! Stay tuned!!