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|Subject: ||RE: Is track and field too difficult for casual participants to be involved in?|
laps wrote: Renting a middle school facility is not that expensive. If it's rec and local, people shouldn't expect a world class facility. I get your point, the jumps are expensive. Maybe they need to go back to sawdust.
There is not a single middle school in my city that has a rubber track, or any track at all, and I live in a big city. Many childrens competitions are competed on cinders. It's 1200 to rent out a track at a local high school, but that doesn't come with anyone to work the meet. Even with volunteers you need officials to work events since you can't work every one of them yourself. So it's roughly 2k to host a meet. That's with no frills at all.
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