What is the normal, expected difference between a
relay entry fee and an individual entry fee?
I have never done a relay so I never really paid much attention to the fee
This week I was talking to a friend that was interested in doing a relay in
a local sprint. He recently started riding a bike and thought that it
would be fun to try a race. I found a swimmer and he found a runner. He
then checked into the fee and found out it was the same for each member of
the relay as it was for an individual. So this race would cost $135 for
the entire relay team.
This seams quite steep to me for a race that is .5/16/3. Plus
if the person is only doing one leg, why should they have to
pay for a full race? I can understand the relay fee being alittle
more, but triple?
Now my friend is not going to attempt the race. I see this as discouraging
for the newbie participants as well as the sport in general. My friend may
have enjoyed the race enough to want to try to compete as an individual
next time. But we will never know....
FYI: The race is http://www.endlessmountianstriathlon.org
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