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gimme some sugar, baby
A Dance with Monkeys
Race directors, to some extent, are just setting the price that maximizes their profits (or money for a charity), which is basically (#of people * entry fee) - race expenses.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
So which races have begun allowing slower runners? Only one road race I've ever run even had qualifying times. Virtually all of the other races I'm aware of just take whoever signs up, or have a lottery.
Modified to add: I'm still thinking "troll alert" here, but since we're playing along...
Roads were made for journeys...
Troll or not, I think it is an interesting discussion. Where does the money go? Why should it cost so much? Etc.
Yeah. Don't take the bait, Mike.