Friend of iRunFar, Mike Mason, compiled the following table analyzing the 2008 entry fees for 21 of the most recognizable 100 mile races being run this year.* The entry fees range from $115 at Kettle Moraine up to $295 to toe the line at Western $tates. The mean (average) entry fee for Mr. Mason’s selections was $174, while the median 100 miler entry fee was $165. Read on to see the full table.
Thanks for compiling and sharing this table, Mike!
*Mr. Mason notes:
(1) The table does not include any 100 milers that are free or charge a nominal fee, such as Barkley.
(2) Quite a few of the races have escalation steps in their pricing, so the price steps up the closer one gets to the date. In these cases, I included the starting price on the grid. For most people, 100 miler decisions are made well in advance, so I assumed most would pay the lowest tier fee. The really expensive ones usually fill up far in advance anyway, so I felt no need to normalize those that escalate to the expensive ones that fill early.