Coach Dean forwarded an email about a "really big free marathon" with limited registration spots. First thought to zoom through my brain was races aren't free. Heck, the cheapest 5K is $25 and I only get a cotton t-shirt. Free races, unless it's a virtual race or the infamous Freeze/Sweat Your Thorns off 5K, don't exist. Especially an organized race with shirt and goody bag. The second thought to enter my brain waves was they must be giving free entries away. You know, 1 out of 1 million people will win and that one person isn't me. I followed the link and read (still in dis-belief) the race...the marathon...IS FREE. They do require a $50 deposit which you get back if you withdraw 3 months in advance or cross the starting mats (you don't have to finish).
If you aren't doing anything November 3rd in 2012 (lots of time to train) and want to party in Vegas, check out Really Big Free Marathon and register soon. A free race should "sell" out quickly.