Another person taking away from the positivity of the events and the research the money funds!
Oh I love all that, just don't like the blackmail and the slurs on the participants who genuinely think they are helping to fund cancer research when they enter the race.
Blackmail? It clearly states on the website what the entry fee is for.. As said before, without the events the millions would not have been raised! There are always people with negative views when others are trying to do good, big shame really! Of course the alternative is to not have an entry fee at all and then take the cost of organising the events from people's sponsorship money! Enter any organised event and you have to pay!
An organised event in a Park, with no road closures and using equipment previously purchased and with no chip timing could be done at minimal cost. The thing that gets most of the people who have posted in this thread is that they clearly state that NONE of the entry fee goes to charity - so where does it go?
As you state there will always be people with negative views, those clearly outweigh the positive views on this thread.
For someone with no vested interest you appear to have a bit to say, particularly as the thread poster who is obviously connected to R4L (but didnt want to pay RW for advertising) has gone very quiet
IF you can provide the figures and show where the £14.99 per entrant goes then people may change their views, R4L is generally good for running as it gets women (as men arent allowed to enter) off their fat arses and doing something, Its the way that the appear to mislead people into believing they have made a donation by entering and then plague them after the event for sponsorship.
Your missing the Point Race 4 Life does not raise a penny for Cancer research, the participants do.
Race for Life takes a considerable amount of entry fees. If there have been 6 million entrants paying £10 each (and its always been more) then thats £60 million in fees alone, must have been a hefty profit - How Much has Run for Life donated from its takings?
5 forum posts to date and three of them in this thread vested interest MT 22?
The issues I have with R4L are that they mislead people into entering on the basis that they are raising money for cancer research when NOTHING goes to fund research unless they raise sponsorship in addition to the entry fees. Misleading advertising at best
They discriminate against men as they are women only races. Do men not get cancer?
For those who say a lot of it is based on the Pink breast cancer charities I am attending a funeral on Tuesday of a 36 year old man who died from Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer dont fund research into Male Breast cancer!