Boutique spinning, yoga, and barre classes are definitely for the 1%. Running is different; all you need to run is a pair of trainers, a t-shirt and some cut-off sweatpants, right?
Maybe not. Statistics show that it’s not the lower classes who are flocking to the tracks and the trails. From $100 capri tights to race fees that break many a middle-class bank, the evidence is everywhere that running is for the relatively upper crust. So let’s talk about it.
Why is running a sport for the relatively wealthy? Should running be made more accessible to those less affluent? If so, how?
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