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I just entered the Pnp MTB Challenge on Sunday 4 march 65km ride. Cost = R180. Its the same route as day 3 of the grape escape. Cost of the Grape escape = R2 450. So basically the first 2 days are costing R 1 100 each. Doesnt make sense to me why they charge so much for this race. Am i missing something here??

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I just entered the Pnp MTB Challenge on Sunday 65km ride. Cost = R180. Its the same route as day 3 of the grape escape. Cost of the Grape escape = R2 450. So basically the first 2 days are costing R 1 100 each. Doesnt make sense to me why they charge so much for this race. Am i missing something here??

Which race is this and where can one enter?

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I just entered the Pnp MTB Challenge on Sunday 65km ride. Cost = R180. Its the same route as day 3 of the grape escape. Cost of the Grape escape = R2 450. So basically the first 2 days are costing R 1 100 each. Doesnt make sense to me why they charge so much for this race.

the reason races are so expensive is because people are willing to pay it. simple as that.

 

it's a business.

your bulk of money doesn't go towards anything tangible, but rather for the perceived "privelage" of getting an entry in a race where there is so called "limited" space. tell someone that they have a slim chance of getting an entry and suddenly they are willing to pay top dollar for that entry.

 

i have a friend who organised one race each year - it's so lucrative, she doesn't have to work at all above and beyond that. one race takes care of her years' earnings. she has now decided to stage another two per year because there is an unlimited amount of suckers out there who are willing to throw cash at her races.

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i have a friend who organised one race each year - it's so lucrative, she doesn't have to work at all above and beyond that.

 

Bull****.

 

Sorry, mods, can think of no more appropriate reply.

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Bull****.

 

Sorry, mods, can think of no more appropriate reply.

 

Must be the Argus then. Is her husband's name David by any chance?

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Bull****.

 

Sorry, mods, can think of no more appropriate reply.

 

that's right, stick your head in the sand. just because you refuse to believe it doesn't make it untrue.

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that's right, stick your head in the sand. just because you refuse to believe it doesn't make it untrue.

Starting sommer early today I see...why are you so angry with the marathon / stage race / XC okes?

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there was a massive knee jerk when those entry fees came out. think the 2oceans trail run(R440 for 22km, R350 for 10km) might just have topped it

 

i have a friend who organised one race each year - it's so lucrative, she doesn't have to work at all above and beyond that. one race takes care of her years' earnings. she has now decided to stage another two per year because there is an unlimited amount of suckers out there who are willing to throw cash at her races.

think i know who you're referring to, and it's not just a weekend affair. some people have got it right and they should justifiably make hay while the sun shines. doesn't sound sustainable if what you say is true.

 

anyway, kevin vermaak only organises one race per year...puts a bit of time into it however.

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OK, you want to play.

 

If this is true, then we need to know what the event is, and who this friend is. I know a lot of event organisers, even big 'prestige' event organisers, and, while there is a living to be made, not one of them can sit on their bums for a full year from the proceeds of one. Not even the Epic.

 

Can you back up your claim?

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OK, you want to play.

 

If this is true, then we need to know what the event is, and who this friend is. I know a lot of event organisers, even big 'prestige' event organisers, and, while there is a living to be made, not one of them can sit on their bums for a full year from the proceeds of one. Not even the Epic.

 

Can you back up your claim?

 

Yup, races like that and Sani, etc, may be lucrative, but they are full-time jobs. Same with the Ecobound crew. Very hard-working peeps.

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Yup, races like that and Sani, etc, may be lucrative, but they are full-time jobs. Same with the Ecobound crew. Very hard-working peeps.

 

Agreed.

Ecobound have a very large stable of events and other tourism interests.

 

Dryland is another

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Am I the only one completely confused by the OP's rant? What the hell is his point? He's comparing a three day race thingy with some completely different single day race by completely different organisers. WTF?

 

Wh0 gives a rats arse if they use the same route or not.

 

Apples with apples, bud.

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Replying to the opening post. If the race is still the same as 3 years ago, give it a miss. There are about 4000 riders who enter and there are bottlenecks within the first 5km (if memory serves). The guys don't know the etiquette and rather than make way for the faster riders who can cross the obstacle or climb the little hill, they block the path and swear at you. Unless you are riding right at the front, you are going to be pissed off.

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