The charter school in Seaside, FL has an amazing 1/2 marathon for a fundraiser every year. It's a super boring course (up and down 30a which is our typical training route) but the after party is great and the money does to a good cause. Not to mention they give out Vera Bradley bags at the end. (here is my race report form last year) But this year is it $80.00. Yes, $80 bucks to run up and down the same road that we freaking train on. Come on now. The race sells out every year, and the school is not hurting THAT much for money (they have food delivered every day for lunch!) And beacuse of the price, SEVERAL local runners are 'boycotting' the race. So, I e-mailed the race director seeing if they will allow some type of local discount. To be honest, they can keep their Vera Bradley bag (Amy got mine last year...fist pump!). I do want to run the race and help out the school, but the cost is just too high.
(photo from last years race where I got my PR)
So, how much would you pay for a 1/2? The Disney Marathon last year cost me around $110 and the same for the Miami ING this year - so why charge $80 for a 1/2? Thoughts? Feelings?
Ok. Done ranting.