Below please find supplemental instructions regarding MWC Race Registration.
USA skiers that have any questions, please feel free to email AXCS National Director J.D. Downing << jd at xcskiworld dot com >>.
Important: PLEASE read through these instructions before you start clicking on links to do various entry steps (or at least have this page open in another window on your computer screen). These instructions really will help you complete the entry process. You can avoid a lot of frustration and save everyone time just by using the info provided below!
Instructions for MWC On-line Registration Via Datasport
Step #1.) Set Up Datasport Account or Log-In To Your Datasport Account
Go to the MWC2020 Datasport Entry Pages.
If you raced the MWC2017, 2018 or 2019 events -- you have already probably created a Datasport account and (hopefully) saved the email/password. You can also use help on Datasport to find a forgotten password.
If you log-in successfully with your Datasport account at the MWC2020 entry page, you can then skip down to Step #2 below.
If you are first-time Datasport user, you'll first need to create a normal on-line account with your basic personal information and a simple password (write it down somewhere).
The first page you will come to with the link above has a choice to set up a new account -- which you need to select. Setting up the account is an easy/fast process and you also can put two or more people on the same account at the same time which is really convenient for couples that both register for the MWC.
Stuff To Note On Personal Info Page:
-- You need to put your state/province next to your Town/City because there is not a separate field ("City" Example: Minneapolis, Minnesota)
-- The system can be very picky about your phone number. If you have problems, do NOT put any dashes between numbers in your phone number. Just leave spaces or squish all numbers together.
-- You do NOT need to actually list your actual mobile phone number. You can simply list a home or work number -- or even make up a number if you prefer.
-- The interface will also be fussy if you don't complete every required field (marked with *). So if the page doesn't save and push you on to the Registration Page -- you missed something in a required field. Go back and put something in even if you have to make it up.
-- Under the "Desired Currency" field, make certain to select EUR -- this will save you money on the registration currency conversion. All MWC entry fees must be paid in 200 EURO currency. Your credit card company will automatically convert that 200 EURO into your national currency (US dollars, Canadian Dollars, etc.)..
Step #2.) Next page -- MWC Races and WMA Information
After you log-in or save a new account, you'll move on to the actual MWC Race Registration pages.
You will see your name and anyone else attached to your account. Up top wedged between your name and city/state you will also see two numerals that will match the last two numbers of your BIRTH YEAR. Do not freak out, the system doesn't think this is your age! There will also be a drop down menu that will automatically show your correct Age/Gender Category based on your personal information. Proceed into the drop down menu page.
-- Your club can be whatever you want. For USA skiers, your association is American XC Skiers or AXCS. You can also just put the association as a short cut (USA Example: type in just "AXCS").
-- If you took part in any recent MWC events, you can find your WMA Reference Number and WMA/FIS Points on this chart. USA listings are towards the bottom of the pdf, scroll way down. The Datasport field prefers round numbers, so round all WMA/FIS Point values DOWN.
-- If it has been longer than three years since your last MWC event, you likely do not currently have a WMA # or WMA/FIS-Points -- so leave these spaces blank. You will automatically be assigned both numbers once your registration is processed. For USA skiers, future information from AXCS (via email and xcskiworld.com) will describe what your options are if you deeply care about MWC2019 start seeding and don't have WMA/FIS points. Do not worry about it right now.
-- The Datasport interface requires you to pick a technique for all three races offered for your age category. Even if you only intend to do 1 or 2 MWC races -- you MUST select three races anyways! There is no entry process for the relay, that selection is done within your national contingent (for USA skiers, you'll get future info on this).
-- On the listing of the races and race days do not be confused by how the race dates are written. The dates are written in the order of date - month - year (Euro-style...example 22.01.2018 = 22 January 2018). Note also that the races are not listed in the drop down menu chronologically. So look carefully at what you are selecting. Yes, your National Director can help you fix things later in the game if you screw something up -- but only until early February (so don't wait forever to tell JD)!!!
-- If applicable, put in all the registration info for a 2nd person if you are paying together before you move on to the payment pages.
-- Click the box in the shaded "Conditions" area regarding the Waiver (of course you will carefully read and agree to everything in the waiver as any good racer would do!).
-- Click "Register Now" at the bottom. You'll move on to the Registration Summary Page.
Step #3.) Registration Summary Page
On the summary page you'll see your name, the overall event, and EUR 200 total under price (see #3 below where transaction fees will be added to this total). Again, remember that all MWC entries are charged in EURO. This is an international event and EURO is the most common currency of all participating nations. Your credit card company will automatically convert EURO to your currency on the transaction.
Click on the "Pay Now" button.
Step #3.) Payment Pages
-- On the payment page, find your credit card logo in the top left of the payment choices. The screen will then automatically change to a final billing page.
-- When the final billing page pops up, for major credit cards you will note that a "transaction and security cost" is added by Datasport of roughly 9.80 EUR.
-- Fill out credit card info where requested. Click to make the transaction final.
-- Important Note: If you see the final amount be charged in CHF (Swiss Franc) converted from EUR (Euro), your Datasport account was set up to charge you in CHF. To save yourself about $12 US, you need to open a second window within Datasport so your name appears in the red header, upper right corner. In your account page, select EUR. If everything appears in German, you can switch languages by clicking on the globe at the top right corner of your account page. Once done with this step, go back to your Datasport registration window and the price to pay should be a straight EUR 200.00.
-- If you do not have a chip credit card, it is smart to notify your credit card company ahead of time that you are making an overseas on-line transaction of EUR 200. You can easily end up with the transaction rejected by your credit card company if you do not call them first as the CC companies are particularly paranoid (often with good reason) about foreign on-line purchases they don't recognize.
And Finally... :-) You are now entered officially for the MWC. Ya-hoo! Save a copy of your receipt whether via email or a printed copy.