The Michigan Difference: Runner-oriented GPS units are almost never accurate for distance. (With overhead pictures of Ferry Field for effect!)
OT: Big House Big Heart race cancelled
I ran the 2011 Chicago Marathon with the Nike+ GPS app. The course measured out at 25.9 miles on my iphone. I wish I read that article before I ran.
Great first post! Welcome.
(For the record and future reference, you should never let facts get in the way of a good knee-jerk reaction thread.)
CHC is kind of a funny operation.
This event was very popular with mutiple parts of the University (ie hospital/medical school). I could see this some how resurrected in a somewhat different form independent of CHD.
I don't understand what Dave Brandon has done to deserve all the crap he gets on here.
He only hired Brady Hoke & Co. who took a hot mess and turned them into a 11-2 Sugar Bowl champion, beating ohio his first year and having a great defense. He's already passed the last guy in wins at Michigan 1.5 years into his tenure here.
I can understand the uniforms as I didn't care that much for the Road Legacies but guess what? It's a sign of the times. Alternate uniforms are popular and get people excited.
I admire DB for not beating around the bush and just flat out coming out and saying it's about the money (with home games). Also going inside the program with the 60 Minutes episode.
Just look around the athletic campus and then take a look here of what it will eventually look like:
So, in essence "Brandon makes the trains run on time"?
Pricing out the common man does not win you a lot of friends at the university.
or had to pay to attend UM. Your comments are mildly amusing for how ironic they are.
I didn't have to pay for my first degree from UM (Graduate student researcher and instructor appointments), but my second one I paid in state tuition. I understand why everyone complains about ticket prices in my first year as a victors club member.
This sucks! I'm going to go eat a pizza now.
Also the event asks much of the U's resources. Not PC to say but those are the facts as I understand them.
This blog complains about DB at every opportunity. Stop bitching.
FOIA that shit.
Interesting part from the first, more updated one, following what runnergirl said above-
Registration for the Big Heart Big House run historically cost between $32 and $36 per runner, depending on registration date. Depending on the year, between $6 and $9 of each the registration fee went to charitable organizations and the remainder went toward administrative costs and event costs, such as T-shirts and snacks.
Now it's not a non-profit, but wow, that's an incredibly small percentage of money collected going directly to charity. A non-profit with that rate of administrative costs wouldn't get government endorsement.