As I complained about it on twitter, I said that instead of using my $250 for the race entry, I was going to use it secret service style - Colombian Hookers. Of course, I was only kidding (duh, they are cheaper in Vegas PLUS I could see Hoover Dam - make it a real educational vacation) but I was serious about how I am glad that I can use that money for something else. I did however get more than one person say that $250 was waaayyy too much to spend on a marathon. I agree in some respects, but in others I don't. Let me explain.......
Furthermore, if I look at the total cost of the race weekend, the entry itself is rather insignificant:
Race entry: $250
Flight me & wife: $700
Hotel:, $200 @ 5 nights: $1000
Food, $50 @ 5 days: $250
However, the devils advocate in me says
I actually don't mind paying a bit more for a few more perks of a big race. I don't have any other hobbies WXCEPT DRINKING so I can justify spending a bit on a race entry. BUT, I know that is not what everyone else thinks. So, what DO you think? Is $250 too much for the NYC marathon?