Are these prices absurd, or am I just getting old and out of touch? These aren't anything special that involves jumping off a boat in the middle of a bay, exotic locations, riding a ski lift down a mountain, or anything like that. These are simply local races that are no different, if anything have less schwag, than the same races at the same location that cost $50 5 years ago....
*rant*I'm pretty much dead center middle class. I make okay money, own my home, and after I pay the bills, feed the 2.3 kids, etcetera, have a little bit of dough left over to go on vacation, enter a few races, and go out to dinner and celebrate afterwards, but not at this price point. At this price point, entry fees alone are going to price me out if the sport. When I can buy an airline ticket to Reykjavic from LAX for less than a Sprint in Huntington Beach, one of those two things is way overpriced*rant off*
So: I found my threshold: there's no way I will ever pay $200 for a local sprint. How about you?
What's the most you would pay to enter a Sprint, half or full distance race?
As a qualifier, I'm not talking about some sort of destination race, some sort of national championship, etc. I'm talking about your local Sprint/oly. Your local b type race. Even local half/fulls