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People look at that and see $171. Don't forget the $11 application processing fee, an amount everyone pays just for the right to be considered. Everyone who tries to get in and fails pays $11, those who are “lucky” enough to get in pay $182 for the right to run NYCM. Well, you get a bit of a discount if you're a member of NYRR or you get to pay $242 if you're an international runner.
Not that I was planning to go anyway but, for that price plus the expenses of hanging out in NYC for at least a couple of days, I think I'll take a pass. I wonder if their numbers are going to be down some this year given the economy. It will be interesting to see.