As if running 26.2 miles weren't enough of a struggle, just getting into the NY Marathon is a pretty difficult process—if you aren't raising funds through a charity organization, prospective runners have to complete a number of New York Road Runners races or enter a lottery. And it costs $11 to put your name in for consideration, which isn't a huge expense but certainly adds up when you apply year after year, which is why two prospective runners from Utah are suing NYRR for allegedly running an illegal lottery.

Charles Konopa and Matthew Clark are suing for over $10 million in damages, alleging that NYRR took in about $5.2 million in processing fees from 2010 to 2015.

The suit argues that the organization has never gotten a license from the state Gaming Commission and are therefore operating illegally. NYRR says they've done nothing wrong. "'The $11 processing fee, which supports our mission as a not-for-profit community-based running organization, is charged to everyone who registers for the marathon regardless of whether they participate in the drawing or receive a guaranteed entry,'' spokesman Chris Weiller told the Associated Press.

Konopa and Clark themselves seem to have spent about $11 and $22 respectively, the former having entered the lottery in 2014 and the latter in 2011 and 2015; neither has ever been selected.