Table 2

Factor structure identified.

Factor 1: Event
Professionalism of the Organisation and Volunteers0.800
Quality of the Refreshment Facilities0.764
Runner’s Goody Bag and Other Giveaways0.751
Journey Quality0.736
Clarity of Prior Information0.731
Implementation of Environmental Protection Measures0.725
Village Quality0.678
Atmosphere and Spectator Support0.677
Tradition and History of the Event0.658
Registration Fee0.650
Photographic Service for the Athletes During the Race0.635
Proximity of the Event to Place of Residence0.475
Factor 2: Destination Prices and Services
Value For Money in Accommodation0.863
Price of Activities and Shops0.845
Value For Money in Catering0.784
Diversity of Accommodation Options0.714
Variety of Dining Options and Culinary Options0.621
Outdoor Recreational Opportunities0.574
Communication and Access0.5050.415
Variety of Spaces For Outdoor Activities0.486
Variety of Water Sports and Activities0.4850.447
Parking Available Close to Amenities and Entertainment Options0.472
Factor 3: Environment and Atmosphere
Calm and Relaxed Atmosphere0.824
Friendly and Hospitable Residents0.779
Clean and Orderly Environment0.766
Pleasant Climate0.728
Uncrowded Environment0.671
Safe and Secure Area0.662
Factor 4: Entertainment and Leisure
Variety of Entertainment Options0.813
Variety of Nightlife Options0.787
Variety of Cultural Events, Festivals, Fairs and Markets0.670
Variety of Local Shopping Options0.5400.565
Distinctive Historical and Heritage Elements0.545
Factor 5: Environmental Attractions
Unique Landscapes and Environmental Attractions0.4690.762
Attractive Routes and Trails0.4890.750
Attractive Rivers and Lakes0.656
% variance43.98%9.44%8.04%2.94%3.35%