You Can’t Run With Me…

…but you can follow my progress on Marathon Monday via cell phone 🙂 

Simply text the word RUNNER to 345678 using your US mobile phone. (No, it doesn’t have to be ALL CAPS. I tried both lowercase and uppercase and both work.)

You will receive an sms text response that says:

Rply w/ a bib number (eg 1012) to rcv that runner’s progress

When you get that message, reply 24777

You should then receive a confirmation text that reads:

Boston Marathon Alerts. U’ll receive msgs at 10K, 1/2, 30K & Finish for bib 24777 (CHRISTINE M. JOHANSEN).

You can repeat this process for as many runners as you want apparently–you just need to know their bib #s (which you can search for here, if a runner you care about hasn’t been broadcasting his/her number as loudly and/or as often as yours truly).

Pretty darn cool, huh? I totally dig this technology stuff! 🙂  You can read more info about AT&T Athlete Alert on the BAA website.

Bye for now!
/cj aka 24777

About garmin_girl

I'm a 40-something single mother of three--two great human girls and one four-legged Dalmatian banshee--who is hellbent on swimming, biking and running straight through my midlife crisis. Care to tag along? Crazy loves company! ;)
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2 Responses to You Can’t Run With Me…

  1. Marilla says:

    Eeeek!! So cool.

    I figured I’d set it up now, so I don’t forget. Also, great procrastination technique–being sure I get updates on your progress in the Marathon is much more fun than writing a paper….

  2. Hah! I always knew we were kindred spirits, dear niece of mine…why do you think I posted that right now, instead of say this weekend or next? I mean, it’s not like it has to be done RIGHT NOW. But I *did* need a break from the press release I am writing! 🙂

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