I'm debating whether to sign up for the NYC Half-Marathon. I ran it last year and had my issues with the route and setup. I am pissed that it's now lottery entry and that there's no way for an average Joe (who isn't going to fundraise) to earn a guaranteed entry slot. It's hideously early because that's the only way to avoid the heat of August and getting to the baggage trucks at the end is (was) the biggest pain in the ass.
I don't want to come off as sounding picky or elitist, here. I feel the race setup was deeply flawed. But for all that, the run itself was a good one for me and I'd do it again.
But then there's the entry fee. I don't mind the $5 it takes just to apply for the entry lotto, but if I get accepted, it's $65. Yikes. That's a lot of money for a route I can run myself any day of the week. Maybe I should let it go and be content with the other half-marathons I have access to here. I have until the 16th to decide.
I do need to get signed up for Healthy Kidney 10K, though - very important.