And for an out of town race, the entry fee is almost irrelevant. If you're spending hundreds of dollars on travel, what does it matter if the entry fee is $90 or $130?
Hello Newman wrote:
My hometown marathon is charging $130 four months out...and it goes up as race day gets closer. I think that's too much, but it's still cheaper than traveling to an out of town race.
Plus people doing a marathon as a special occasion are spending hundreds of dollars on shoes and fancy official running clothes and gps watches and coaching programs...
We live in an affluent age. It's amazing how much people shell out for their hobbies. Running, even entering a marathon, is among the cheaper hobbies.