There’s no getting around the fact that the high majority of races come with a price tag. Major bummer, especially for those of us who spend plenty of time training instead of earning more money… What’s worse than shelling out that good chunk of change, though, is paying even more than you expected to. What looks like a $75 marathon at first glance suddenly shoots up to $83.74 at registration. Eight bucks down the drain isn’t the end of the world, of course, but these “convenience fees” really add up for frequent racers who already make plenty of sacrifices for their sport.Say hello to Athletepath, “the social network for athletes”. Athletepath has recently made a big promise to its audience: never pay convenience fees for races again. The company, thanks to some long overdue survey results, recently made the important realization that the high cost of racing boxes out a large group of potential participants. In an effort to reclaim this neglected crowd, Athletepath turned the tables on incumbent registration companies that first introduced these increased prices and came up with a cost-effective alternative that puts racers first.So instead of unnecessary convenience fees and sneaky registration charges, Athletepath offers a different formula. Adding just 2.9% + $0.30 for every purchase, registrants can save about 70% of the money that other companies usually take. Best of all, it’s an honest and upfront method. Athletepath doesn’t try to keep any secrets, and prices don’t magically change from one step of the process to the next. Racers can rely on the fact that they will pay one small fee based on the same simple formula, every time. Plus, it’s free to join the service too.Athletepath is making it easier for sportsmen and women to say yes to the challenges on their list, all by making races easier to justify on a tight budget. It’s more than a welcome change – race prices have only grown higher over recent years due to registration fees, and probably would have continued along that steep path without fresh takes like Athletepath’s new offer. Next time you sign up for a race, or organize an event yourself, remember that with Athletepath, nobody pays extra for fun.