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Why are races in London too expensive to enter?
6:40pm, 29 Apr 2017
postie_markYesterday, the London Marathon organised yet another race for the capital city The Big Half Marathon I imagined the entry fee would not come cheap and I was proved correct at £37.
There seems to be several of these races popping up during the last few years to go with over established races that are organised by an "events company" If you try to enter any of those races you will usually see an eye-watering entry fee.
British 10k £45(£50 in May)
Hackney Half Marathon £48
Royal Parks Half Marathon £55!!
North London Half Marathon £45
London 10000 £28
Eailing Half Marathon £38
London 10 £44
London Landmarks Half Marathon £49.50
The Big Half £37
If you enter every one of the above races it would cost you £389.50 why are these race ridiculously overpiced the organisers would probably give the excuse that they have to pay for road closures. I live in Hull and the Grimsby 10k has road closures and it costs £11 to enter for club runners. The North Lincolnshire Half Marathon and Scarborough 10k also has road closures and their race entry fees are cheap in comparison to those London races I have listed above and we think that the Hull 10k is too expensive and that is £25. It is more like that race organisers are profiteering from unattached runners who don't mind paying over the odds so long as they can run with their headphones on.