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.
Cortina5    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
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
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.

24/06/2013 at 14:21

I only do a few races a year, and most of those are local ones where the price is cheap and you get a reasonable goody bag, although as long as I get a medal or some kind of momento I'm happy! 

Doing cheaper local ones does mean that I'm happy to splurge every year or two on something bigger, more expensive and away from home, which I like to do for the atmosphere and just because I enjoy them.  Mind you I'm a slow runner so I probably enjoy the big races more than those that are fast and just feel held up by the amount of people.  I would also add that I start right near the back and do keep over to the side so I'm not holding up the speedy ones!

I guess really that what you'll pay depends on what you want out of racing.  For me I've found a balance between the cheaper local races and the big expensive ones, but I'm not so serious about it some runners are.  I like to have something to aim for throughout the year and the local races provide me with an opportunity to see if I can beat my previous time at the event, whereas the big ones are just for fun and the atmosphere. 

24/06/2013 at 14:52

I mostly do local races, maybe some up to fifty miles away, nothing I'd have to stay over night for.

I did the North Downs 30k yesterday - £21, excellent organisation, marshalling and free tea and cake at the end   There was a t-shirt, medal and a towel and some snacks in a goody bag, although I'm not fussed about any of those things.

There are plenty of races that are reasonably priced, and I certainly wouldn't pay 41 quid for any race.

Two local clubs put on 5k races which are £2 to enter 

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