Today's topic is race registration, and how high we are willing to go. For me, it depends on the race, but even then some well-run races get to a point where I have to draw the line. Disney races are a big example, and their prices go up every year. As much as I love the 10k medals Disney has designed, I can't do all the Disney races, and have to spread them out.
When I look at a race, I look at what's offered, and what I get out of
it. I paid $65 for the BolderBoulder, and that was for the tech
package, which was a little bit more than the standard package. In contrast, I paid $110 for the Tinkerbell 10k. I do my homework, and see what I am getting out of a race. Disney obviously, is at one of now 3 Disney resorts, and while I don't think BB has a medal, you do get to run in Boulder. If you have the Flatirons for scenery, use them!
Part of my research is what the races have been like in the past. I'm not willing to spend too much for a local race, but if it has a medal and/or post-race festival, then I'll consider it. Festivals can be fun, though the last race I did with a festival it was freezing, and it ended up being in a concert shed. I'm also not willing to drive that far for a local race. My max was an hour tops in DFW, but I'm learning things aren't as far in Colorado. Towns are much closer than they appear on the map, so maybe I'll end up doing more local races than before, especially once I can meet up with the Oiselle crew. It's always more fun to run a race with people you know.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.