5. "You lost money and that is the cost of doing biz?" Weird pretty sure I could go out and raise 50k from all the top product producing companies In the industry for next years race no problem!! Not sure how you are still in biz with that mindset and you obviously have never ran an event before. Said donations could be used to actually pay some people like emt, safety and gasp wait for it the people running the times! With the rest of the money donated going to winners and a organization voted on by the participants such as AW in the companies names. You could even make a dope trophy which travels like the Stanley cup with the winner for a year and a company could donate to have their name on it every year. Endless possibilities to get money for this event, unless their is some federal/state rule saying u can't get sponsors or donations? Event planning 101 for races is you can never have enough sponsors, donated money, safety, time, and volunteers.
I have to say Jimr is delusional and must have been stuffed in Ginger for a few too many rotations. Getting sponsor $ from industry sponsors is as easy as trying to wrestle a grizzly bear with an impacted canine tooth to the ground, tying it up with a throw rope and then shoving a sponsorship proposal up its ass! That said this vid is from back in the day when the Gore Festival grew too big for its britches. Nothing personal Jim but running the event has always been a thankless labor of love and my guess is you could not get a penny, put that on the top of your list for event planning 101!