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$1,200 for IMNYC 2013
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Sorry if this was already mentioned, but it's 1200 for next years IM. At the registration site waitin to sign up. Amazing, I thought there would 2000 people waiting, but only about 30 people so far.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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That is just fucking stupid....Hahahahahahaha!!!!

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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Is that for real?

That is unbelievable to me. I can't wrap my head around spending over $1000 for a race fee.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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glee this is not directed at you, but I know people will line up to bitch about the $1,200 at some point. You seem more than happy to do so and good for you....everyone has their limits.

WTC is pure genius. I think it's great....they know there are thousands of people dying to get a medal and IM logo finishers t-shirt and are capitalizing on it. Anyone who bitches about the entry fee has made a choice to bypass the laundry list of non M-dot races throughout the year around the globe.

Racers vote with their wallet and every time a race sells out that sends a message to WTC that their pricing structure has yet to reach it's threshold.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [martind28] [ In reply to ]
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martind28 wrote:
Is that for real?

That is unbelievable to me. I can't wrap my head around spending over $1000 for a race fee.

Online registration for 2013 IRONMAN U.S. Championship will open at 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
2013 Entry Fees:
General Entry: $1,200.00 USD
Premium Entry: $1,700.00 USD

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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I coudnt believe the price from what the OP stated, so I checked it out myself. IT IS TRUE!

I do believe in capitalism, but this is just down right greed.

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [SayHey Kid] [ In reply to ]
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What's a premium entry get you?

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [datemple] [ In reply to ]
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Which will just push the price of all the others up as well....Too funny!!

My next triathlon entry is "only" $485...Twice as long..Twice as fun,,;-)

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [logella] [ In reply to ]
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I may be wrong, but isn't that the charity slot price?

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [logella] [ In reply to ]
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logella wrote:
What's a premium entry get you?

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Special hot dogs at the finish line...

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [BDoughtie] [ In reply to ]
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BDoughtie wrote:
I may be wrong, but isn't that the charity slot price?


But isn't that normally labeled as a Community Entry/Ironman Foundation slot? with wording about the tax deduction portion
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [Ultra-tri-guy] [ In reply to ]
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will it sell out in 8 minutes? And some said IMLT was too expensive. Oh well, supply and demand. If it fills up, $1500 2014.

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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h2ofun wrote:
So, did it sell out in 8 minutes? And some said IMLT was too expensive. Oh well, supply and demand. If it fills up, $1500 2014.

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Haven't heard any news of a sellout yet....The sensible man in me says it will take a bit longer this year but then again all sense seems to have been thrown out the window as far as this race goes.

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [Ultra-tri-guy] [ In reply to ]
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Ultra-tri-guy wrote:
Which will just push the price of all the others up as well....Too funny!!

My next triathlon entry is "only" $485...Twice as long..Twice as fun,,;-)

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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Guess it took more to pay off the police this year than they thought.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [logella] [ In reply to ]
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logella wrote:
What's a premium entry get you?

Special "clean water" swim lane.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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Not that I'm gonna sign up but still would be the cheapest IM I could do given that I live 20 miles away.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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The main reasoning behind the higher price is that it ends up being cheaper for people in the NYC area. Once you figure plane tickets, shipping a bike, hotel for 2+ nights, and miscellaneous crap, it is the same or cheaper. This is reasoning from the RD last year.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [kimosobbi] [ In reply to ]
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kimosobbi wrote:
The main reasoning behind the higher price is that it ends up being cheaper for people in the NYC area. Once you figure plane tickets, shipping a bike, hotel for 2+ nights, and miscellaneous crap, it is the same or cheaper. This is reasoning from the RD last year.
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That is an awesomely bullshit spin on raising prices...."Since you guys don't have to spend so much we can charge more"......Nice!!

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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What was the 'standard' entry fee for this years (so 2012) race?

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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [SayHey Kid] [ In reply to ]
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SayHey Kid wrote:
martind28 wrote:
Is that for real?

That is unbelievable to me. I can't wrap my head around spending over $1000 for a race fee.


Online registration for 2013 IRONMAN U.S. Championship will open at 5 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
2013 Entry Fees:
General Entry: $1,200.00 USD
Premium Entry: $1,700.00 USD


At T1 yesterday, there were rumors the price will go up to $950 (which is the original price they asked before they backed down due to the public outcry).
Is it going to go up each year like the Bridges tolls??? I offered my wristband to some friends who competed yesterday (and did well) but all said they are not going to resign.
As a local I had no desire to do the race to beginwith but this is ridicules.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [Ultra-tri-guy] [ In reply to ]
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Part of the price is, because they can. But a lot of it is, it's a LOT more expensive to put on an event like that in and around NYC, than say LP or KY or MOO or wherever.

EVERYTHING is more expensive in NYC.

And I agree, IF I were to do an IM, the entry price is almost a non-starter, in the decision tree. You have to figger ALL of the other expenses in.
LP is (potentially) WAAAAY more expensive, with the whole 5 nite minimum at $300+ / nite lodging nonsense.
Penticton and CdA are in the middle of freaking nowhere - travel expenses add up.

If you think it's too expensive - don't sign up. Vote with your wallet.
There are LOTS of much less expensive events out there. Support them!!!


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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [Murphy'sLaw] [ In reply to ]
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Oh sure,they can charge what they like and it wasn't going to affect me anyway as I'd never do that race but doesn't mean I can't have my usual whine about WTC....

I now worry for others that all their races will start to skyrocket in price.....People can say "Vote with you wallet" all they like but in my opinion,in the long run,this kind of price gouging will hurt the events left behind once WTC is sold off..

....and for those who are sharpening thier knives to have a go at me,don't bother.
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Last edited by: Ultra-tri-guy: Aug 12, 12 5:50
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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But at least if something happens and you arent able to race you can get a $150 refund....assuming it's before June 26th.

gleeclub wrote:
Sorry if this was already mentioned, but it's 1200 for next years IM. At the registration site waitin to sign up. Amazing, I thought there would 2000 people waiting, but only about 30 people so far.
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Re: $1,200 for IMNYC 2013 [gleeclub] [ In reply to ]
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The other changes so far are 630am start with a 15.5 hr cutoff or 10pm - noise ordinance
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