Running Helps the Economy
Not just in the putting money back into the coffers of local races but because running helps fight depression, teaches you discipline and helps those who may be stuck in a no where position find the tenacity and resolve to create a new life for themselves. It has already been proven that road races are more or less recession-proof but part of the reason is that runners do not let little things like crippling economic depressions stop them from what they love to do most.
So, don’t do it for you. Do it for the economy, for pedestrians, and for all the future babies out there.