Runners Should Never Have to Pay for Their Race Photos

December 22, 2014 6:43 PM

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You know what I don't like about the "big race" experience? The never-ending chain of emails from photo vendors teasing you with expensive photos of your accomplishment. After paying hundreds of dollars in race fees and travel expenses, it feels wrong to be pestered by vendors looking for another dollar while holding a runner's image hostage. Is that the lasting impression race directors want to leave with their participants?

I just received another email from one of the vendors that I particularly despise. Let's call them Marathon Dodo. JASON, Don't Miss Out on Our Holiday Special! $10 off on orders of $50 or more. This is for a race I ran nine months ago. If you're going to bother me during the holidays, you can offer ...

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