The Pirate Run is pretty inexpensive. Our attendance has been growing every year (last year 86 in the run with 6 paid no shows). We try to keep the entry fee's low
($100) for our participants by getting club members to get sponsors to cover the expensive stuff like insurance, Bands
(3), Fireworks, etc. etc. We work with radio stations to get a bunch of airtime so the sponsors get recognition. At the end of the weekend our group donates what ever is left from the event to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Historically we have done real well with this formula. Obviously, we are very different from the large promoters/organizers becasue we don't pocket any cash from the event.