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But, I guess the $1,000 fee might be the same thing that some people spend to travel to a race and volunteer.
I wonder how many races will even make it to on-line registration now.
In order of entry:
1. Ironman Access card holders get to the front of the line
2. Current year participants get to sign up the day before the event they are about to participate in.
3. Volunteers get to walk up the morning after the race
4. Non-volunteers get to walk up the morning after the race
5. On-line registration
6. Community Fund
In addition to exclusive, advance registration, Ironman Access will offer perks including an official membership ID card; a second chance in the Ironman Lottery Program*; two VIP passes per registered event; a one-year subscription to LAVA Magazine; discounts on Ironman partner products at shopironman.com and at Ironman’s on-site event retail stores; and a 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship NBC broadcast DVD. Membership benefits are valid for one year starting from activation date. In order to take advantage of early event registration, membership must be current. The annual membership fee is $1,000 USD.
I just hope there is a 30 day trial period where I can get my money back if not satified. They probably got the memo that IM has only 15 years left of turning a profit and are trying to squezze all they can out of it now.
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