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This one is short and sweet, but highly opinionated. I have recently noticed a dramatic increase in the number of my friends who are participating in 5k and 10k races, fun runs, adventure races, even a race up the stairs of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower in Chicago. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled to see so many of my friends living healthy, active lifestyles and I wouldn’t be completely opposed to a race titled “The Hot Chocolate 10k” on a chilly November weekend in Chicago, but……why are we paying so much money to go for a run?
I was recently asked by a friend if I wanted to to join a team for a marathon relay (I would only have to run 6 miles she says…) and I thought that might sound like fun, so I asked her how much it cost….”$45 to $60 dollars, depending on how many people are on our team” What? So I asked if it was supporting a charity….nope, but you get a t-shirt and a medal at the end….
At that moment I decided, I will not pay to go for a run, unless it is for charity. As a student, I just can’t justify paying $10 per mile to run the same route I run by my house for free 3 days a week, even if I get a t-shirt and a medal. Maybe I’m cheap, maybe I’m missing something, but honestly? $45 to go for a run when its not supporting anything other than t-shirts and participation medals? Give me a break. What are your thoughts?