Re: Re: The Price of Competition

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South Shore Half Marathon, one of the BEST values in racing.  Ryan, don't the Striders have weekly track meets during the summer for a couple bucks?  As far as his editorial is concerned, I think the runner can ultimately make a difference.  I avoid the overpriced 'parades' like Bay to Breakers because there is little chance of me enjoying the race.  For that example, I don't think the RD misses my entrance fee, but as more and more runners grow disappointed with the cost/benefit of many races, I think RDs will take notice.  More and more, I think there is a growing market for the no frills, low cost races.  Lakefront Marathon, California Int'l Marathon, the aforementioned South Shore Half are all quality events that cost well below market rates.