Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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It depends on what you mean by "a RAAM event". If you're doing RAAM, it's expensive- and I think I've seen numbers quite a bit higher than the $20,000 listed. You have entry fee, travel costs to the start point for all concerned, travel costs from the finish for all concerned, fuel and car costs for follow car(s) across the country, lodging for all those people the whole while, food for everyone, etc. If you quit halfway across, your plane reservations are still from the finish point.
There are some RAAM-associated events that are not RAAM itself. One is the Race Across the West, with a link under "Events" on the RAAM page. There are also "RAAM Challenge" races, www.raamchallenges.com
, with 200 and 400 mile races in various locations. And there are similar long-distance events that are not affiliated with RAAM, see the UMCA website.
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