>Running 101>Where to buy shoes for cheap?
Akron marathon gives out a free pair of Brooks to all full marathon finishers.
And winning a race doesn't come free, the price is sweat, effort and years of consistent training. Considering the monetary value of time, it's probably the most expensive method given. I'd flag that as a shameless boast, but would do the same thing in a heartbeat if I can get myself to race winning shape.
Marathon Maniac #6740
Goals for 2014:
Run multiple marathons
Run an ultramarathon (Crown King Scramble in April)