When I registered for Bloomsday, it was $30. Now Bloomsday is a 12K (7.5 miles approximately), but it's a big one with over 50,000 people running it. That requires a lot of administration and capital, doesn't it? So let's use Bloomsday as our baseline of what it costs to run a race - 7.5 miles into $30 is $4 a mile.
I went to sign up for the Long Beach half-marathon: $100. Say what? At 13.1 miles, that shouldn't have been more than $53.
I was looking into the Ragnar race. They wanted over $120 a person, with teams of 12 people. Uh, no. Look, I have no problem paying to support the costs of administration for a race, but when you get to paying a Franklin just to run? Sorry.
What's it cost to race where you are? Am I off my gourd here?