Is there no big event or even a small one that hasnt got you as an entrant being chased to Sponsor sponsor sponsor?
Ive worked with charities on events and found them to be honest and hard working but as a runner and race goer has running become a cash cow for charities?
I know times are hard but how desperatly do you want to run a race if it costs £800 and if you dont raise the money they could take you to court.
Giants Head is deliberately charity free Ive had two approach me both really worthy causes who I have worked with before but sometimes its nice just to race and run with out being charity over killed
Sorry fat fingers on an iPhone Cancer Research pays its CEO £100+ per annum is it value for money?
Don't get me wrong I'm not moaning about charitable involvement in anything. But has any other sport so heavily dominated by events that are influenced, controlled or wholly run by charities? I bet they are hatching a plan to muscle in on ParkRun LOL
Even publicity and news is an uneven playing filed it would seem.Heres a quote from a guy who works on my local newspaper.
"Do you know why Race For Life gets so much coverage and other bigger competitive races get little or none? RFL pays the paper a large retainer for advertorials not just a few quid thousands per annum"
Is this true? dunno but my local paper is only interested if it can send down a photographer so they can sell their pics online.
I think you need to look at the charities individually................each wage for CEO's need to be looked at in relation to the whole business and how they affect it............I'm sure like in all walks of life.some wuill be overpaid and some underpaid........
But if as yoiu say SR.they take all the money..........then how on earth would the people helped get helped......
I have recieved a hell of a lot of help through a charity over the years..............so when I do a race that is a big challenge for me then i raise sponsorship for that charity....
I am more wary of the companies that state....all of the profits go to charity........I would like to look into the business to see how much they pay themselves in relation to the amount that ever goes to charity..............
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