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Taken from Wikipedia:

 The DEFense readiness CONdition (DEFCON) is a measure of the activation and readiness level of the United States Armed Forces. It describes progressive postures for use between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commanders of unified commands. DEFCONs are matched to the situations of military severity. Standard peacetime protocol is DEFCON 5, descending in increasingly severe situations. DEFCON 1 represents expectation of actual imminent attack, and is not known to have ever been declared.

Let me tell you, the Surf City half marathon was about to see me go Defcon 1. Why you ask? Because after the race was over we were all told to look up our results online. Well, I looked mine up from the minute I got home Sunday and never got them. It was really sad seeing my name with all those blanks after it.

But then I thought, hey, I was one of the last hundred or so people to finish so they’d probably get to me late. Except everyone I spoke to on my walk was listed. *insert confused face*

So I emailed them Sunday night. No reponse.

I emailed them again today (because they ask for a 48 hour window):

I’m guessing since I haven’t received a response that there was some sort
of tag malfunction. I would still like my info posted since this is my
first ever race and I’d really like to brag to my friends. Although I don’t
know my starting time I know I passed the 3 mile marker and the 8 mile
marker alongside X I then moved forward around the
8.5 mile point and walked the rest of the course with Y.
I apologize for being a bother, thank you for understanding.

Their response?

Where did you send your first inquiry to? This is the first one I have seen
for your bib number. Did you have the d tag on your shoe in the shape of a
d? Did the chip get bent or damaged in any way? Let me know. Thanks

Call me paranoid but I read that as “um, who are you? we have no record of you.”

And unlike at the actual half marathon here I was at home sitting in my chair wondering if I was going to hyperventilate. Fortunately they came up with:

Race Results
Overall: 10680 out of 10783
Women: 6445 out of 6531
Age/Grade: 26.31% Place: 10705

I have never been so damn happy to be in the 26% percentile in my life. Seriously.

I happily await my magical medal of awesomeness.