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grasshopper
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Anne, I like the idea of no t-shirts but I wonder about the feasibility of that. Sponsors pay good money in part to have their logos on hundreds, if not thousands, of shirts. Would they pay the same if half the runners weren't getting shirts?

I truly do not know, how much sponsorship is really necessary and how many sponsors are needed?  Meaning for a low-frills, low-cost event that has an accurate course and water on the course and at the finish and little else?  Or are all the frills and sponsors needed because road racing has become an arms race of sorts between races to fight for participants using the glitter of free stuff?