I bought the tour pass and used the option of Las Vegas 2012 as part of the pass (could be Las Vegas 2012 or 2013). Then when I travel to my other locations I usually have friends/family in the area to help cut down the cost. My frequent flier and Hertz gold member status help in travel costs. I try to travel smart and share hotels/car rentals when I have to. I believe I will get my monies worth from my tour pass and I dont only run the RNR series.
"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers." Joan Benoit Samuelson Olympic Marathon Winner
The $299 rate applied to all races from September through November ... not Las Vegas. There's your gotcha, their most expensive race was not included. Twelve possible races. And 12 gazinta $300 is $25 each.
The 2013 Tour Pass allows access to all North American races (only) and it includes Las Vegas 2013. 28 gazinta $400 is about $14.30 each. Wow! Cheap races! To get those $25 races you need to run at least 16 Rock 'n' Rolls! To get $50 races, though, you need to run at least 8 Rock 'n' Rolls. To guarantee that you get their standard Early Bird entry of about $65, you need to run 7 Rock 'n' Rolls.
I don't want to run that many Rock 'n' Rolls. I ran 5 this year. Plus two other large races, two medium races, and four club size races. That was a good mix for 13 races, I think.
Then there's airfare, hotels, meals, tourism, rental car, taxi ...
I am a fan of cheap races too. I have seriously reconsidered my desire for a Tour Pass for Christmas. They aren't cheap. But after I am done going over my 2013 *planning* calendar, we will see if a Tour Pass may be worth it.
Edited by: TIMOTHYNOHE at: 11/28/2012 (15:33)
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
I'm curious if anyone has purchased a Rock 'n' Roll Tour Pass. It was $299 last year. I'm guessing it was popular since it went to $399 this year. I'm no fan of expensive races but this looks like a nice way to do the R'n'R series with a substantial cost break. Includes entry to both their marathons and half marathons.
It gets even better if, like me, you don't want to register for races 6 months ahead but would prefer to register just a month ahead. No extra charge for late registration!
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