Charge based on days prior to the race. Why do fees go up as we get closer to a race? If we had everyone register 3 days prior to the race we would not have time to buy medals, shirts, buses, etc. The earlier you register the faster we can order your race items and prepare for the race. We offer race insurance from a 3rd Party Insurance company for only 8.1% of the registration cost if done at the time of registration. Race Insurance gives you your money back. We strongly encourage racers to register early and get Race Insurance.