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Discussion: Registration for Highlander is now open!

in: Hudson Highlander 2017 (Oct 1 - Stony Point, NY, US)

Aug 26, 2017 2:41 PM # 
chinghua:
https://www.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/inde...
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Aug 30, 2017 1:28 PM # 
Gswede:
I was unable to change my flight. I'll just have to do a rerun later to enjoy whatever Joe is cooking up.
Aug 30, 2017 1:49 PM # 
feet:
Good news. Um, I mean, so sorry to hear that, Greg.
Sep 2, 2017 5:25 PM # 
Gswede:
In a shocking plot twist, I will be at the Highlander. I hope you've been training well, Will.
Sep 19, 2017 12:46 PM # 
ken:
It seems like the Sept 25-28 fees are already in effect on EventReg. Mistake?
Sep 19, 2017 1:52 PM # 
CraigW:
Yes, it was a mistake. EventReg has been corrected. Late fee will not be applied until 9/25.
Sep 23, 2017 1:51 AM # 
iansmith:
With only 9 days remaining, feet has yet to register. Mistake?

Also, while I don't know the rationale, I found the discount for 2015 Highlander finishers excellent. I assume this is to reward previous attendees, but for creating or propagating a brand and brand loyalty, even a small gesture like a few dollar discount is appealing. I felt like I was part of the "in" group (despite showing up 2 hours late in 2015). So kudos to whoever implemented that.
Sep 23, 2017 3:27 AM # 
feet:
Why would I want to register before the deadline? No penalty for registering until the deadline, but might not be able to get a refund if plans change. And it's not like they're going to sell out.
Sep 23, 2017 5:57 PM # 
acjospe:
If I did waited for the last minute, I would forget to register.
Sep 23, 2017 9:52 PM # 
peggyd:
The discount for previous finishers is a long-established perk.

I'm with Alex. I have too much going on in my life to remember to register by a deadline (I have not infrequently missed by a day or two). And in this case, when only a broken leg or death would keep me from competing, it seemed like a good idea to register as soon as I could.
Sep 23, 2017 11:19 PM # 
jjcote:
I tried (and failed) to be the first to register. But like Peggy, it would take a lot to keep me away. Death would definitely do it, not sure about a broken leg. The Highlander would be really tough, but I've definitely speculated on whether I could do the Billygoat on crutches.
Sep 24, 2017 12:03 AM # 
feet:
Google calendar reminder for the closing date. Works fine for me. And you have to remember the place things go in the pecking order. Orienteering is near last. If either of my kids gets sick, or either parent gets sick because the kids did earlier, or some friend's birthday party gets scheduled for that day, then no orienteering.
Sep 24, 2017 1:01 AM # 
jjcote:
Yeah, none of those things in my family (kids or parents).
Sep 26, 2017 7:05 PM # 
dness:
I signed up for the highlander, but there is no way I can do it. If I come, it will be the lowlander -- Who do I talk to about switching courses?
Sep 26, 2017 7:18 PM # 
chinghua:
@dness CraigW can help... he's our registrar. I'll give him heads up.
Sep 27, 2017 3:06 AM # 
jjcote:
Current forecast: 50F at the start, climbing to the mid-60s around 3 PM. Negligible wind, negligible clouds, negligible chance of rain. Low dewpoint all day. Excellent.
Sep 30, 2017 3:53 AM # 
ondra:
Hi, would anyone have a pair of O'trousers to lend on Sunday morning to a European who forgot his on the other side of the ocean?
Sep 30, 2017 4:15 AM # 
jjcote:
I can bring something, don't know if it will fit.
Sep 30, 2017 11:55 AM # 
ondra:
JJ, thanks! Anything will do. I'll try to find you -- i saw you few times, in 2000, not sure if I remember.
Sep 30, 2017 12:39 PM # 
jjcote:
Yep, I remember you (though I'm not sure I'll recognize you). I might look a little different now, too, but just ask anybody, most people know me.
Sep 30, 2017 1:19 PM # 
BorisGr:
I'll bring some extra trousers too, just in case.
Sep 30, 2017 11:58 PM # 
iansmith:
Do we get bonus points if we run the Highlander naked?
Oct 1, 2017 12:07 AM # 
Joe:
no Ian. negative style points for that. I would recommend at a minimum lower leg covering for protection from blueberry bushes. I'm bringing extra pantalones for Ian just in case.

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