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$100 for a sprint tri too much?
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Do you think $100 for a sprint tri is too much?


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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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Good lord yes. It had better come with some serious schwag for $100.
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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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there better be some serious pay out for that.

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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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Without a doubt, yes! If you are slow and you think the sprint will take you a good 3-4 hours, then I'd consider it, but the top people will be around an hour, and I can't imagine paying $100/hour to race. Of course I am a student and therefore poor, but even if not, it is the principle of the thing. I also refused to pay $30 for a 5k earlier this year.
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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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Wow...what race?

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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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Depends where you are, that's not an unusual cost here (LA area) for a race with an ocean swim.

2 of my races last year:

$81.00 for 50 minutes
$102.00 for 58 minutes

Swag is nothing special, just a t-shirt, although I did place and win a Hydrotail in the raffle at one of them so that helped.

The annoying thing is that the local olys barely cost any more than the sprints but it makes sense as you need nearly as many cops, lifeguards etc. for a sprint.

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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [Record10Carbon] [ In reply to ]
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My mistake, if you sign up 20 days before the race it is only $95. If you sign up earlier it is only $85

It is $100 if you wait until a week before the race.


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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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That's still really expensive. I'd love to see the accounting of all the expenses for these races. I know they aren't cheap to run but the costs are getting crazy.

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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [jenhs] [ In reply to ]
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I can see it depending on where...Illinois State Police cost $220 an hour...then for me there is the Loves Park police, Winnebago County Sheriff, Boone County Sheriff, Dept of Natural Resources Police. Permits, porto-potties and on and on and...

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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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I'm paying $200 for an olympic next month, granted it's at a killer hotel on a gorgeous beach with lots of 25-29 TNT girls and they have a killer post race party and food. Okay okay so maybe the TNT girls aren't part of the equation but that $200 entry fee seemed ridiculous until I realized that to me at least the experience is worth that much money. But yeah, racing sure is getting expensive!!!
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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [Tai] [ In reply to ]
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You are in Hawaii and we hate you. Shit...snow in the AM...

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Re: $100 for a sprint tri too much? [Record10Carbon] [ In reply to ]
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swim was tough this afternoon, water was flat and absolutely perfect. 2000m and lots of fun fish, a turtle, a few cuttle fish and lots of fun following a crazy fast pair of feet. Nice run round Diamond Head to finish it off. Got a bit chilli as it got dark, maybe 80s... yeah it's tough here in Hawaii;)
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