- $1000 fundraising minimum seems steep to me in this particular instance
- Their target race is one I'm not doing (Baltimore Marathon - have already run it and don't intend to again, most likely, although I could do the half marathon there as a training run)
- Supports a program I don't have a personal stake in, so it's hard to get excited about
- I'm not sure the program leaders have much actual race experience
Truthfully, while I'm very happy to support friends who are "going the extra mile" in fundraising for various worthy charities while doing their races, I'm not sure I see much sense in people donating money for me to do a race I was going to do anyway. I guess I don't see the connection.
However, one piece of good news: My "old" friends Linae and Shawn picked up a guaranteed entry for Marine Corps Marathon for me for this coming October 28th, which is the marathon I intended to run (for the second time), so I won't have to be waiting by the computer on registration day. Thanks, ladies, and congratulations on great runs at the Gasparilla 15K today!