Sunday, November 3, 2013

2014 Plan - Minnesota Marathons - Cost Analysis

I wanted to follow-up the my previous post on running all of the Minnesota Marathons with my cost breakdown analysis for doing the events. The first expense is the cost of the races.
DATE: NAME: Cost Sign-up Dates
01/12/14 Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor MarathonZoom! $75.00 By 8/31
04/26/14 Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes $55.00 By 12/31

$65.00 By 2/28

$75.00 After 3/1
05/10/14 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon $55.00 By 12/31

$70.00 By 3/31

$85.00 After 3/31
05/25/14 Med-City Marathon $55.00 By 10/20

$65.00 By 12/31

$70.00 By 2/28

$75.00 By 4/15

$80.00 After 4/15
06/01/14 Minneapolis Marathon $79.99 No date?
06/21/14 Grandmas Marathon $90.00 By 1/31

$95.00 By 3/31

$110.00 By 5/31
07/12/14 Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon $25.00 By 6/1

$35.00 By 7/1

$45.00 After 7/1
09/06/14 Moose Mountain Marathon $75.00 Registration opens 3/15th
09/20/14 Walker/North Country Races $60.00 By 4/1

$65.00 By 9/1

$70.00 After 9/1
10/05/14 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon $105.00 Registration opens 2/1st
10/11/14 Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon $70.00 By 5/1

$80.00 By 7/1

$90.00 After 7/1
10/19/14 Mankato Marathon $40.00 Between 1/1 and 1/10

$60.00 By 3/31

$65.00 By 6/30

$80.00 By 8/31

$85.00 After 9/1
Turns out the cost for early sign-up would be approximately $795, I say approximately as I am guesstimating on a few of the races. If I signed up by the second entry cutoff period it would add another $80 and if I wait until the last entry it would add an additional $180 over early entry.

Delta Cost

So signing up early would get me 3 marathons for free,more or less.

The other costs associated with the races would be hotel or camping and travel expenses. For the hotel costs, I used $100/night with 3 of 6 events requiring us to stay for 2 nights. For camping, I assumed we would camp 2 nights for all 6 events at a cost of $25/night. For travel, I assumed 25 mpg at $3.50/gallon.

Gas Hotel Camping
$420.00 $900.00 $300.00

So the cost to run all of the marathons with gas and either camping or staying in a hotel would be between $1515 and $2295. Which works out to $126 to $191 per event. 

For some folks this would seem like a lot of money to spend on running events and it might be but speaking for myself, I don't hunt, fish snowmobile, nor do we have a cabin so in many ways it isn't too expensive a hobby, all things considered.


wildknits said...

Do you think you should add in the cost of shoes, gels, etc? Or is that unnecessary since you would be using those anyway during the course of a normal year?

I like the cost break down. I sometimes feel a tiny bit guilty about the cost of my "racing habit", but like you I don't hunt, fish, etc.

Mike W. said...

I thought about it but decided that it wasn't directly relevant and I buy more shoes than some so I also thought it might be misleading.

Jordan Hanlon said...

I love this idea and here is another one to add to your list. This year was the first year they ran it. Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon.

Jordan Hanlon said...

Whoops never mind looks like you already have it on your list.


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