31 Jul '14, 7pm

BEGINNERS: How to pick the right first marathon:

Budget- The cost of running a marathon varies tremendously. Entry fees are just one cost factor. Airfare, hotels, meals, and other transportation costs add up quickly and can get quite expensive. Deciding ahead of time how much you can realistically afford to spend as you begin your search is essential. If you are on a budget, look for races that are close or within driving distance. Smaller races, or races in smaller towns are typically less expensive than big city races. Also, small races can deliver quite a bang for your buck and a wonderful experience. If cost is not a factor, then you are wide open. Time of year- Look at the time of year that you would like to run a race and then back it up by 4 to 6 months for training time. Fall races are very popular, but that means you will be training through the summer. Depending upon where you live, summer training can be chall...

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