June/July 2002 AATRA Survey

AATRA Surveys - Racing June/July 2002    
Basic Stats:    
Completed surveys 240  
Average Miles/Week Trail Run 22  
Average Miles/Week Road Run 13  
States Represented 44  
International 2  
Top States:    
CO 21%  
CA 9%  
NY 6%  
NC 4%  
TX 4%  
WA 4%  
     
Number of Trail Races Run per Year    
None 20%  
1-4 54%  
5-10 22%  
11-20 4%  
Number of Road Races Run Per Year    
None 19%  
1-4 53%  
5-10 19%  
11-20 8%  
More than 20 1%  
Number of Multi Sport Races Per Year    
None 57%  
1-4 31%  
5-10 7%  
11-20 3%  
More than 20 2%  
Trail Races Should be as Well Organized as Road Races    
Yes 61%  
No 39%  
Enjoy Trail Races that are:    
More Competitive 30%  
Laid Back 70%  
Likes the idea of prize money in Trail Races    
Yes 15%  
No 21%  
Doesn't Matter 65%  
What Attracts you to a Trail Race    
Distance (of event/course) 73%  
Well designed and marked course 68%  
Race Venue 58%  
Inexpensive Entry Fee 52%  
Support along the course 40%  
What I get from the race - T-shirt/awards/etc. 34%  
Post Race Refreshments 30%  
Charitable Cause 24%  
Attractive Race Brochure 10%  
Scenery 8% (was write in answer, not a choice)
Elite Field 5%  
Location from house 4% (was write in answer, not a choice)
One item from above list attracts you MOST to trail race    
Race Venue 30%  
Well designed and marked course 25%  
Distance (of event/course) 11%  
Scenery 4%  
Inexpensive Entry Fee 4%  
Support along the course 4%  
Post Race Refreshments 3%  
Charitable Cause 3%  
What I get from the race - T-shirt/awards/etc. 2%  
Elite Field 2%  
Location from house 2%  
Attractive Race Brochure 1%  
Expect from a trail race (could check more than one)    
Well Marked Course 83%  
Professional organization - pre,during,post race 55%  
Aid on Course 52%  
Post Race Refreshments 52%  
Safety 49%  
Cool T-shirt design/style 36%  
Mile Markers 33%  
Awards 18%  
Other: Fun, friendly runners, timely results, challenging course 16%  
Post Race Massage 6%  
Color and excitement at registration table 5%  
What one thing ticks you off most at an event    
Huge expense for little return 28%  
Getting Lost 27%  
No Results or incorrect results 15%  
No aid on course 10%  
Unsafe Course 12%  
Not Getting T-shirt size ordered 1%  
Cheap Awards 0% (1 response)
Other: Mean people, disorganized, no refreshments at finish 4%  
Preferred Trail race Distance    
Under 5 miles 11%  
6-10 Miles 25%  
11-26 Miles 45%  
Ultras 19%  
Fair price for 10K trail race $ 17.30 average
Fair price for half marathon $ 23.60 average
Fair price for marathon $ 35.17 average
Fair price for 50 Miler $ 46.26 average
Interested in trying multi-sport races    
Yes 66%  
No 33%  
If yes, what sports:    
Mountain Bike 89%  
Paddle Sports 48%  
Orienteering 50%  
Skiing 29%  
Swimming 36%