I have not joined any race for a very long time. My last is the BDM 102 in 2016!
While I have been running almost daily for the last 8 months, I do not really take time nor bother to join a race.
I saw how the runners of today are. It’s easy to identify a runner who is unprepared.
I have a 10K bib but I ran a 5K. 4 minutes of running with 1 minute walk breaks. Still, able to finish in 0:35:54. A decent time compared to a bunch of walkers and selfie-takers.