I was unable to change my flight. I'll just have to do a rerun later to enjoy whatever Joe is cooking up.
Good news. Um, I mean, so sorry to hear that, Greg.
In a shocking plot twist, I will be at the Highlander. I hope you've been training well, Will.
It seems like the Sept 25-28 fees are already in effect on EventReg. Mistake?
Yes, it was a mistake. EventReg has been corrected. Late fee will not be applied until 9/25.
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.
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.
If I did waited for the last minute, I would forget to register.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, none of those things in my family (kids or parents).