I think it would be a great idea if events included a photo with your entry fee. We just want that one photo to share with our running friends and anyone else who will pretend that this is the greatest running picture in the history of running.
And...wouldn't it be good if the event folks framed it? Maybe even took our photo after the run while we wear our medal? And how about an Olympic style podium to stand on? And the option to frame our medal next to our photo? Flowers anyone?
Just kidding, but this reminds me a story.
Wenatchee Half results
11th in my division (uh-um age group)
And my photo..."PROOF" that I was there :)