What do you think would be a reasonable entry fee then? Remember the race organizer has fixed expenses and bears the risk of loss in the event of a low turnout.
If you don't want to pay, then pick your own 4-mile course and take your family for a run but stay the hell away from the organized event. Bandits are thieves and scumbags, period.
thieves and scumbags. my, you do have a way with words.
someone charging 40 bucks for a 4 mile run is a thieve and scumbag in my book.
oh look, the same words applied to opposite people. intriguing.