I'm changing the link to this site and I thought you should know the reason why.
The management of this site called me today to demand payment of $75 for a listing on this site. Folks that's 1/3 of my entire race budget. This was not for several inches in their printed magazine, it was for a plain old, vanilla calendar listing--the kind of thing I and all other publications I am aware of give for free. They thought their advertising "reach" (my word from within the industry--I don't think they don't understand such concepts) was so good I should join the throngs flocking to their publication.
I have listed my event, for free, in many publications with much greater distribution than theirs for well over a decade. I have never received so much as a request for payment, much less the invoices they continue to send me (and I have ignored).
This is entirely counterproductive to the purpose of my site here. If our sport is to continue, we need to work together to improve our attendance and participation. Without much in the way of mainstream publicity available, we have to promote our races from within using printed flyers at other events, the internet and the calendar tabloids that have popped up at our favorite running stores.
The latter best describes this magazine. I suggested to the manager, Steve Steivert, that such a magazine needs editorial content to attract readers past the advertising contained in the publication. All he has to offer is the calendar which is burried within wall to wall race advertising (paid for by big races that can afford such frivolity) and other support advertising for shoes, health food etc. But to charge such exorbitant rates to the grass roots small races that are the backbone of our sport is the height of audacity.
You will note I will editorialize about issues that are detrimental to the sport, excessive registration fees, late registration restrictions, poor rules and the like. These items discourage participation. But publicity about our (especially smaller) events has always been a problem. That is why I make a point of finding the more obscure events in our region. There is only so much time I have that I can donate for free, so I limit my effort to the area I know.
So it is with great reluctance I give you this link at all, but they are providing a race schedule on the internet. Please be aware, if you go to this schedule site or pick up their magazine, you will only be adding to their hit count or their distribution count, something they will use to up the rates to either charge or exclude other small race directors.