Via LetsRun, there was an article on a UK site called “More Than The Games” about charities and the London Marathon. Of interest is that the race gets £300 per charity entrant versus £32 for others. The race itself is a non-profit so it’s not as if this is lining anyone’s pockets, but I found the observation interesting. I assume that there’s a similar economics going on with other mega-races (although London is far cheaper for open entrants than New York at least).

I don’t know how this affects matters, but I thought it worth throwing into the mix in the charity-runner discussion.