I think £14.99 is enormous for a 5k race, more so at RfL where costs will be minimal because any organiser worth their salt will have used the cancer research connection to negotiate lower prices for venues and services.
The last time I went, the announcer stated that thirty per cent of women did not return their sponsorship, as if they were stealing it or something. Then Mrs P had several aggressive letters form RfL urging her to forward her sponsorship money, even though she had already done it weeks previously, and had the bank statement to prove it.
None of which would stop me donating to Cancer Research via my colleague's wife, it is obviously very important to her that she completes the race and raises some money for a charity which is partly responsible for her being alive today. I'm not going to get all precious about my own opinion of RfL as an organisation in the face of such very real motivations.
In Sportracks there is a facility to correct the elevation, and it does transform the Garmin gibberish into reasonable figures, but I don't know if it corrects the garmin data or uses mapping data once it has laid the track down as it were.
Race for Life is very tricky, I think it is scandalous they way they bully people, and charge that enormous fee to enter, but people do it, like Beth, because they genuinely think that they are supporting research into Cancer.
We have a colleague whose wife has recovered from breast cancer, and wants to do a RfL, I wouldn't dream of unloading my views on her, I would just sponsor her with a good grace.