How Times Have Changed...

>> Saturday, September 23, 2017

I recently came across this gem on the City of Lakes Half Marathon website. Here's an advertisement for their race when it was a marathon back in 1979 (2 years before I was born):



It's interesting to note that "t-shirts will be given to all finishers under four hours," and that if you finish slower than 4 hours, your time won't be recorded! That would appear to show that running marathons has become less for the "hardcore" and more for the "average person" these days. (Which I whole heartedly approve of.)

Also, the entry fee was $4. FOR A MARATHON. According to US Inflation Calculator, that entry fee would still only be $13.53 in 2017.

1 comments:

SteveQ 1:15 PM, September 24, 2017  

I ran that. Of course.

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