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Far to go / loving and giving
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celestialweasel From: celestialweasel Date: May 14th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the working assumption with races is that a percentage (probably a majority) of people are doing it for the race and won't raise any money. I assume the people running them know what that percentage is going to be. I think the entries fees are intended to cover the running costs with a decent contingency and a small profit for the charity. t__m__i probably knows all the politics etc. of it in more detail.
The Town And Gown is quite unusual in that it seems very much 'branded' as the charity i.e. it is on their website etc. and is presumably run by them.
Although, say, the Reading 1/2 has official charities it isn't branded the same way, and it is run by a local running shop.
Really big races are run by a permanent company, most smaller runs are run by running clubs.
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