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?