A race bandit is someone who participates in a race without paying the entry fee. The bandit runs (or jogs or walks) the course, drinks the water, eats the food, and accepts a medal, all things that have been paid for by other participants. So what’s the reasoning behind the bandit?
For some race bandits, money is a motivator. For others, running as a bandit is a principle-based decision. To get a better understanding of these running free riders let’s take a closer look at the arguments.