Sunday, January 24, 2010

Venting About Cost of Races

I'll apologize up front if I offend any race promoters... but what gives with the cost of the races? The Michaux Endurance Series just posted their race dates for 2010 along with the costs... $60 bucks for a 40 mile race? Even PAValleys isn't charging that much (Rattling 50 is $54 for early registration... and $60 up to 1 week before the race AND you get 10 miles more than Michaux in that cost. ) But that too is salty. One of the things I liked about racing the River Town Race Series in the Danville/Lewisburg area, is the low cost. And when I complimented the race organizer about how nice his entry fees were, he said that was one of their goals -- to keep the races afforable so anyone could race - he even gets kids to his races. All the proceeds at Rivertown go back into the community. So the costs are lower AND the community gets it back. Possibly Michaux and other high-priced races could talk to the Rivertown organizer and see how he does it? I guess I'm turning into a tight wad - I'm turning into my hubby! Hmmm... let's see, what can I sell to pay for races?

6 comments:

Jacob said...
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Jacob said...

$60 = Free beer, a killer course and race support.

Jacob said...

$60 = free beer, a killer course and race support

Chili said...

But I don't drink beer! Doh!

DailySAHM said...

The three triathlons I want to do this summer are adding up to quite a bit of money. Anywhere from $65 to $85. The one I did last September is now up to $100... and it's one of the shortest sprint tri's ever (400 yd swim, 12 mile bike, 2 mile run) and there isn't anything spectacular about it and all you get is a shirt. I will NOT be doing that one again. And then throw in cross racing in the fall with $20 to $25 each. AND don't forget to count the cost to belong to the USAT and US Cycling or pay the one day $10 license fees. Jeez.

Chili said...

Yes Kera, tris are even more salty... I just don't get it! I think folks should charge $1 a mile... Ha - cross races would be about 10 bucks! Nice.