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.