Wednesday, March 5, 2008
NYC Nike Half Marathon: More Expensive Than The NYC Marathon!
Look at them running below - right on the West Side Highway!...those folks are in the NYC Half Marathon...Well you can register today, right now. Processing fee $5.00 (non-refundable) Entry fee $70.00 NYRR member. Chip authorization $35.00 . Basically for NYRR members, $75. Now in my wacked out head that's $5.72/Mile. I've not registered for the NYC Marathon yet - however as a member with the bus pass included - I think - if it's $125 (which is what I've heard) that's $4.77/mile. If you read this blog, you know I can be such a running goofball that I have a "running shoe value" index which for me is $0.18- 0.22 / mile. Now I'm just having some fun placing the race in this context - as characterizing it as the most expensive NYRR race and before some smarty pants corrects me...yes I know the 5th Ave. Mile = $15/mile and there are a couple of 1.7Mi races that technically are indeed more expensive per mile. However, you get my idea here - and at the end of the day it strikes as odd that this race.....on a per mile basis.... is more expensive than the NYC Marathon. Have a great day.
at 2:13 PM Posted by Smith