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Okay, need some input here. If I register for a race under a false name, but put my real information on the back of bib, is that going to cause problems?<br><br>
Race results get put everywhere these days (have you seen that site that compiles them all under your name?) and honestly, I just want a supported training run without any pressure to go fast. (I can't go fast right now; pregnancy is not letting me-- even short distances are slower than last November's marathon training pace)<br><br>
I know it's a little (a lot) shallow, but I don't want it posted everywhere with my name... and I never see an option to have your name left off results.<br><br>
However, I also don't want to cause problems.<br><br>
Any input?
 

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That's an interesting question ... it probably depends on the race....... legally I think you need to read the fine print on the race application and see if it states that you need to fill out all the information. I have seen just nicknames listed in racing results with either no address or just the city listed. You can always ask the race director what your options are....... or you could just do it <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> I'm sure you could defend your position in most cases.
 

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I thought that maybe it could cause a problem in the (unlikely) event of a medical emergency, but figured it I had my real info on me-- they'd see that before they'd pull race information to find it.<br>
But I've never actually thought it through enough to be sure it wouldn't hurt (never really cared before, though I know some people hate having their name all over the internet because they don't like that footprint or people being able to find out more about them if they post their time somewhere)
 

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C'mon, HEATHER, write it with pride and you'll be glad you did. Take pride in staying competetive while pregnant, others will appreciate it and you have nothing to be ashamed of <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I have some friends who register under goofball names for little local events because they don't want it to impact their local rankings if they are running with their dog or a stroller. I have to laugh - if they are so interested in their local rankings that a 5k 1 minute slower than normal will keep them up at night, it's pretty funny to me.<br><br>
What pressure is there on you to run fast? When I pace marathons, the times are substantially slower than I could do on my own, but honestly who cares? If someone asks you about it, tell them you took first place in the Pregnant Lady division.
 

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Maybe it would be nice if RDs would add a line for a name to be indicated on the web, or a box to check if you wanted your name withheld. I do think it is important for a number of reasons, safety not least, for the RD to know who you are. The rest of the world is not in that same position, obviously.
 

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*snorts* not likely. I got smoked by a pregnant woman <i>pushing a stroller</i> on my run just today. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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QN, at a small race there shouldn't be any problem with that. They never check ID's.<br>
I have a friend who did with me the MCM Marathon... and the Marines didn't like his stunt, but he managed to convince them since he had the printed email confirmation with that fake name and the same address as his ID.
 

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I've registered in a couple of races using the name "Buck Naked."<br><br>
The fun part is when Buck places and they call me up to accept the award.<br><br>
"In second place in the males 40-49 age group, Buck Naked."<br><br>
But remember...if you use your correct address then you'll get mail addressed to that name too.<br><br>
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isn't it solveable by just not crossing the line? Instead of going through the chute, you go off to the side? chip-timed ones, anyway. Little races might put you as DNF or DNS.<br><br>
I know someone that ran under an assumed name because she wssn't in the greatest shape. She won and then the RD threatened to ban her for life.<br>
She cleared it up.<br><br>
I had a running acquaintance that always ran under an assumed name, he was a "traffic cop" *ahem*<br><br>
Heather, make up a good one
 

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An alternate idea to your plan is to just run a small non-certified race. Some will only post the results of the top 10 runners. You'll likely be underneath the radar. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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I just signed up under my name. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
I did sign up under my maiden name (I just got married January) - figure I'll have a whole new name in future races anyways... and if my MIL happens to google me she won't know that I'm running with her precious little grandchild in womb. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Looks like I was too late to chime in before you registered. For the future, you could always just use the initial of your first name and use your full last name or your maiden name. So instead of being Firstname Lastname you would be F Lastname or you could use F Maidenname. Just a thought. You're not really using a fake or made up name, just a slight variation of your real name.
 
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