ONE of the most passionate issues among expatriate runners in Southeast Asia
is dual pricing for many of the major marathons within the region.
Most of the big city marathons within ASEAN, like the Singapore, Kuala Lumpur,
Jakarta, Bangkok, Phuket Laguna and Pattaya marathons, all practice dual pricing to some degree….
and so does Tokyo … !
yet There is Dual Pricing :
“These companies have little ‘love and care’ for the sport of running itself, and are purely after the profits.”
and … Dual Pricing for a Good Cause :
” The entry fees are higher for foreigners than locals so that we can maximise local participation by providing some subsidised places for local runners. This is so that we can try to maximise participation, grow the sport, and find new world champions. ”