In all honesty, for a tenner if you put on a decent, well organised race with accurate timing, results, adequate drink supply, etc. I think that would be good value for money.
How about a nice bar of chocolate, choccy milkshake or a banana at the end? And cake. I like cake.
Got too many shirts, and medals don't mean anything to me - I keep my bibs. Most useful things I've had are a decent camelbak water bottle and a clip on luminous / flashing light strip.
I'd like a photo. Not sure that I would use a kit bag but it prefereble to a cotton t-shirt
Aye - cake always goes down well here.
I like cake at the end and I know of a local race that put on a pint and a slice of cake at the end but i would have just been happy with the cake. I am also a fan of mugs with a race name and date on it. Something practical.
Do you really think that the people 'who expect something' wouldnt enter if there wasnt a momento?
Anf if they dont, so what?
We are giving away tech tshirt and a medal
Both are good quality and unique if you dont like or want them give em back
It is something we thought about but from a personal point of view I run a tough marathon I want something to show for it.
we have spent ages trying to please everyone so I thought this race is my idea what would I like?
Good medal, good T. Thats what everyone gets, and some freebies we can blag. If people dont like that idea dont enter or give the items back
If race organisers actually showed the cost of all these things, eg £3 out of £15, and gave entrants the option (which we know wouldnt be practical) I think they would be surprised at just how few people give a monkeys about 'momentos'.
Dave, absolutely not, the photographer has only come on board this year. The race has gone up because we were running at a loss. We sinply couldnt afford to stage it. And tbh we only just made a tiny profit at that last year.
Logistical nightmare at most races. Though a lot of people arent that fussed but some of us are I like medals I like a good quality T.
From a RD point of view. T shirts make sense something you can run in. Mobile (although not on grand scale) advertising.
Why bother pleasing everyone. Its not worth the effort.A race says you get this and that a lot of people will be happy some wont. Thsi is the entry fee pay or not if tyou want free run round the park.
No he's not paying us, Im not sure what your getting at? The fee went up last year as we hadnt it up in years and it is the only way the race could survive. It costs a lot of money to stage. The photgrapher is a local company who has offered to take pics on the day. Having a photo was a memento was an idea that was bandied about today. An attempt to make it a bit more intersting than a T shirt that no-one want
We have looked at the cost of the Tech Tees and for us its a long way out of our budget. If given a massive pot then that would be the first choice
Donna I feel for you dont get into an argument about it. Everyone will have different thoughts on it. I think its good idea some dont. Try it for the first year if it doesnt work change or ditch
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