Race Entry fees

How much do you pay?

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23/06/2013 at 19:15

People need to say fun you and fun your stupid charidee and fun your corporate race and their big profits. But what do they do. They say yes shove in in harder big boy. Oohh did they have a nice goodie bag. Nice t-shirt. Yeah I will pay 70 pounds as long AS LONG AS I GET A FUCKING TWIX IN MY BAG AT THE END!!!

23/06/2013 at 19:40

I don't like twixes.

23/06/2013 at 19:47


23/06/2013 at 19:49

There's always someone out there who'll treat £50/60 as loose change and they'll never think of £25 for a 10k as much money, if any at all.

For me its £10/12 for a 10k

£15/18 for a 10 mile

£20 for a HM

Sod marathons.

23/06/2013 at 19:50

I've never got a goody bag with a Twix in it.

seren nos    pirate
23/06/2013 at 19:59

I don't like twixes either

23/06/2013 at 20:20
A 10 k near me is sponsored by Lidl and the goody bag comes full of chocolate. Although its the Lidl version of a Twix.
23/06/2013 at 20:29

I organise the St Thomas' 7 www.stthomas7.org.uk I charge £9 and £11 and all runners get a wicking T, medal, 6 pack of Poveys Staffordshire Oatcakes, bottle of water and choccy bar.

Good value is the feedback I've had for a 7 mile run

23/06/2013 at 20:52
That's great value. If it wasn't so far away I'd sign up.
Shame about the annoying pop up adverts on the site though.
IronCat5    pirate
23/06/2013 at 21:04

Best value race I went to was the 2nd outing of the love life love running festival. £10 for a hilly XC and three nights camping. Now it is £10 for the race and £10 for the camping.

cougie    pirate
23/06/2013 at 21:39
Millsy - which race is that ? I'm easily swayed by chocolate.
23/06/2013 at 21:44
The Tidworth 10k. Although it doesn't do any proper timing and if you want to do a proper warm up you can't get anywhere near the front at the start which is a pain. So rather than spend money on the entry fee I may just invest it in chocolate and run around the block.
Edited: 23/06/2013 at 21:45
23/06/2013 at 21:45
hmm chocolate sounds good, or cake - even better

as for race entry fees. It would depend on how much I want to do the event. I did enter a HM for about ??30 but I don't think I would enter a race through a charity committing to raise sponsorship of several 100??
Edited: 23/06/2013 at 21:52
23/06/2013 at 22:34

I just ran a 10k that cost £13 and the goodie bag is worth more than that to me so I don't see that it cost me anything really.

anything over £20 would stop me entering unless it was purely a charity event and Very local to me. 

If you join a club you'll get lots of in club races and probably some inter club races for free, so that's another way of reducing costs while getting things to train for.

cougie    pirate
23/06/2013 at 23:34
Bugger. Tidworth is a three hour drive away. I think that would negate the chocolate in the goody bag.

I might move house to be closer. That makes sense.
24/06/2013 at 06:18

Arden 9 yesterday for £9; mountains of free cake and bananas at the finish. I think the organisers k&dac are in competition with Sphinx ac to find out who are best cake bakers. The running is a secondary consideration. 

(Sphinx 5 - £6 btw)

Edited: 24/06/2013 at 06:23
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
24/06/2013 at 11:19

Be happy you're not a triathlete! Ironman races average 300-400 euros entry fee and generally fill up on the day the website opens for entries! Olympic distance tri I'm doing next weekend was 55 euros to enter, but the goody bag has a very nice bike shirt.

Edited: 24/06/2013 at 11:21
24/06/2013 at 13:23

The high price for triathlons is to keep the fast young whipper snappers away so the mamils don't look too shabby 

Pudge    pirate
24/06/2013 at 13:48
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)

The high price for triathlons is to keep the fast young whipper snappers away so the mamils don't look too shabby 

24/06/2013 at 14:01

Mostly I do smaller events, which tend to be cheaper. I'd usually expect to pay no more than £15 for a 10K and no more than £25 for a HM. Distance to the event and the reviews on here are usually the biggest factors for which races I do.

My friends seem to go for larger events, which tend to cost more, so I do those occasionally. My friends tend to only do 1 or 2 races per year, so I don't think cost is a significant factor for them.

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