What are your chances of winning the 2017 Broad Street Run lottery?

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The elite take off first at start of the 2015 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run.

After 13 days of open registration, the 2017 Broad Street Run lottery closed at midnight Monday.

Runners who received one of the coveted bibs — 40,000 in all — will be notified through email and a charge to their credit cards on Feb. 16.

In the meantime, we can speculate what your chances are of scoring a spot at the starting line on May 7.

According to Race Director Jim Marino, an estimated 45,125 runners registered this year. That means you have an 88 percent chance of gaining entry to the country’s largest 10-mile race.

These odds are better than 2015 when race officials rejected 6,600 hopefuls.

But remember: If you’re one of the 5,000-plus entrants who didn’t win the lottery this year you still have options.

Runners who have participated in the race 10 times or more, either consecutively or non-consecutively, are considered veterans. Email veterans@broadstreetrun.com to secure a bib (though you must have entered the lottery and been rejected for this option to be available).

Runners who deferred their 2016 entry to 2017 or were rejected in the 2015 and 2016 lotteries, are also guaranteed entry.

Additionally, runners can gain entry by fundraising at least $500 for one of four charity partners: American Cancer Society, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Students Run Philly Style, or Back on My Feet.

Organizers also offer an online bib transfer program that opens on March 1 and closes April 14. There, people who can no longer run the race will offer their bibs to those who are still waiting to get in. More information on that process here.

The 38th annual run begins at 8 a.m. at North Broad Street and Fisher Avenue, and finishes about a quarter-mile inside the main gate of the Navy Yard.


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