I got a spot in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon for 2016! It is a bucket list kind of race for me. I knew it would be an expensive race but when I saw the price at $750 I almost spat out my coffee. Really? $750 for a race roughly the same distance as an Olympic Triathlon?!?!
I have not decided 100% if I am doing the race yet. If I do, I will not sign up for Vineman 70.3 and I can use the money I was planing on spend in room and board for that race on the entry fee for Alcatraz. But I am finding the race fee almost insulting and I feel a bit stupid for being willing to pay that much for a race!
If I don’t do it there are many others that will happily take my spot. At what price will this sport just become too expensive? I guess it never will for some people.
I have decided that the cost was way to steep for the race and I will not be taking my spot. I just felt like it was too much money for a race that distance. I am not willing to pay for it.