How far are you prepared to travel for a Race? (Read 882 times)

amandajoe


    Only purpose is link.

      Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine and back for the Portland/Portland Coast to Coast Marathons in 2010.

      Rose Marathon Maniac #991 Half Fanatic #58 It's a perfect day and I feel great!
      hectortrojan


        I have done only 3 races - all local.

        HM is the longest race I did and since I am not fast enough to win races, I do not get excited about paying $$ to participate in the races.

        JimR


          Time Warp!

           

          TripleBock


            I have 40+ weekends available to race a variety of distances within 2 hours of my house.  30+ within 30 minutes.  I regulary drive 5-10 hours for 1-2 races and fly 1-2 times a year from to WI to somewhere in the USA.  I would consider flying to Europe or similar distance for the right race.

             

            I would think between 5ks - ultras on roads, fell races and trail races of any distance you would have more than 4 within 2 hours of your, but that is a guess with no knowledge behind it.

             

            I have 30+ marathons and 20+ ultras in WI alone.  Likely another 500+ races of shorted variety.

             

            If you do not like the availabilty - Do something about it and organize a few races.

            Just been reading how many races you guys run in a year. How do you fit so many in. I might manage 4 this year! I would have to travel all over Ireland to fit in 20 races. How far do you travel?

            I am fuller bodied than Dopplebock

            NHLA


              Richmond Marathon was as far as I have gone. About 9 hours.

              Blue Ridge Relay.  The end of the race is 30 miles away but the start is 250 miles.

              Charlotte Marathon  2 hour drive.

              All my other races are only 30 miles away.

                4000 miles once for NYC, 1500 for club XC nats last fall. But usually less than 25 miles.


                Mmmmm...beer

                  Since we're bringing it back from the dead, the farthest I've traveled for a race is 30 miles.  I can race every weekend of the year and stay right at home. Smile  My marathon in Nov will be my new race travel record, it's 3 hours away.

                  -Dave

                   

                  2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

                    I flew to Canada from the UK, once.

                    jimmyb


                      Just been reading how many races you guys run in a year. How do you fit so many in. I might manage 4 this year! I would have to travel all over Ireland to fit in 20 races. How far do you travel?

                       

                      The furthest I've gone is Seattle (across the country from my then home of Rhode Island). But in Rhode Island, there is such a rich vibrant race scene within 1-2 hours drive (including Boston Marathon), one wouldn't have to travel very far at all to race twice a weekend if you wanted (I know guys who do).

                       

                      Here in Atlanta, there are races every week within the same driving time, though not as ample as New England.

                       

                      I would like someday to run a race in a foreign country.

                      Log    PRs

                      memememe76


                        I live in Vancouver. I have raced in Charlottetown (other side of Canada), NYC, Oakland. This year, I will race in Chicago. Next year, I will race in Thailand.

                         

                        I don't travel *to* race, though. I travel for whatever reason (family, business, leisure, etc) and then find a race that fits my itinerary. I get to explore the city I'm in and there's usually a souvenir (shirt, beer mug, etc) that I can take home with. I actually don't race locally all that often because I can rarely justify paying to run routes I would otherwise run for free (I generally do local races that are small and cheap, or those where I want to support the cause).

                        TripleBock


                          I have given up the sport, this is a financial windfall

                           

                          In the past

                           

                          5,000 miles = 10 pair of shoes $500, 10 pair of socks $50, 10 spandex shorts $150 and 6 race ready shorts $150 per year.  Between s-caps, gels, heed, endurox etc = $600 in nutrition directly + the extra calories I have to consume?

                           

                          Race fees 10 x $80 per race (Ultra and marathon) = $800

                           

                          Travel to trails to train $500

                           

                          Car Travel to races $500

                           

                          Plane / rental car / hotel $1,500 + 750 (Take wife along) = $2,250

                           

                          $5,500

                           

                          Of course there are plenty of races within driving distance that I could avoid the $2,250 and only have been spending $3,250

                           

                          I could cut out many nutriceuticals and race less, train on road only and get it down to $2,000-$2,500 per year.

                          I am fuller bodied than Dopplebock

                          memememe76


                            Running or no running, people still buy shoes, shorts, socks. And without a regular exercise regime, you may spend money on those "extra calories" but derived from a different food source.

                             

                            I figure the registration fees I pay would've gone towards an entrance fee to a museum or fancier restaurant. So, no difference to me.

                              I have given up the sport, this is a financial windfall

                               

                              In the past

                               

                              5,000 miles = 10 pair of shoes $500, 10 pair of socks $50, 10 spandex shorts $150 and 6 race ready shorts $150 per year.  Between s-caps, gels, heed, endurox etc = $600 in nutrition directly + the extra calories I have to consume?

                               

                              Race fees 10 x $80 per race (Ultra and marathon) = $800

                               

                              Travel to trails to train $500

                               

                              Car Travel to races $500

                               

                              Plane / rental car / hotel $1,500 + 750 (Take wife along) = $2,250

                               

                              $5,500

                               

                              Of course there are plenty of races within driving distance that I could avoid the $2,250 and only have been spending $3,250

                               

                              I could cut out many nutriceuticals and race less, train on road only and get it down to $2,000-$2,500 per year.

                               

                              I don't want to know.

                              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                              hectortrojan


                                I have given up the sport, this is a financial windfall

                                 

                                In the past

                                 

                                5,000 miles = 10 pair of shoes $500, 10 pair of socks $50, 10 spandex shorts $150 and 6 race ready shorts $150 per year.  Between s-caps, gels, heed, endurox etc = $600 in nutrition directly + the extra calories I have to consume?

                                 

                                Race fees 10 x $80 per race (Ultra and marathon) = $800

                                 

                                Travel to trails to train $500

                                 

                                Car Travel to races $500

                                 

                                Plane / rental car / hotel $1,500 + 750 (Take wife along) = $2,250

                                 

                                $5,500

                                 

                                Of course there are plenty of races within driving distance that I could avoid the $2,250 and only have been spending $3,250

                                 

                                I could cut out many nutriceuticals and race less, train on road only and get it down to $2,000-$2,500 per year.

                                 

                                I agree that more we run, more it cost. But I love running and am not giving it up.

                                 

                                Only things I do differently(I think) are:

                                I do not run races. I do not run far enough that I need aid station support. I hope, it will change one day and I would able to run longer.

                                I eat chocolates instead of gels on long runs.