Monday Marathon Mania is over, but what is left still standing is the hefty registration fee for the ING New York Marathon.
For 2011, the registration fee for U.S. residents residing in the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who are non-members of the New York Road Runners (NYRR) is a whopping $196!!!
And, don't forget the $11 application fee that is non-refundable regardless if your application was accepted or not.
For other registration fees and more registration info. on the ING New York Marathon, please click here.
Since I doubt the reg fee would go down in future years, if your heart is set on doing New York, I would try to get this one over and done with before the price heads up any higher.
I believe the ING NYC Marathon is the most expensive marathon. The 2010 RnR Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon are at $145 / $145. The 2011 Los Angeles Marathon is $145. The 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon are at $135 / $135. And, the recent 2010 Chicago Marathon was $135.
I am feeling that New York is getting to be too pricey for me.
At what point is a marathon too pricey?