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lonewolf   

I created this thread to be the definitive list of races that issued ELM Medals.

For runners who collect running medals (collectively members of the Medal Hunters United) nothing comes close to the quality, finishing and workmanship of an ELM medal. So its highly sought after and increasingly more races has started issuing them.

Most of HiVelocity events issues ELM medals, along with the yearly Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. Other races like Jurong Lake Run (despite being a CSC organised run) has been issuing ELM medals since its inaugural race in 2011. Pink Apple has issued a few ELM medals in previous years but it was in 2014 that it has started to issue more ELMs medal for its events. In 2015, Pink Apple is the leading race organiser that is issuing ELM medals on a consistent basis. On the other hand even the marque HiVelocity event, Sundown Marathon stopped issuing ELM medals.

For avoidance of doubt, only medals with the stamped 'ELM' will be regarded as an ELM medal in this thread. Medal with 'ELM' like quality and finishing but without the 'ELM' stamp (eg. AHM 2013 medals) will not be included in this list.

List of 2017 Races with ELM Medals (Race Organiser in bracket)

  1. 2XU Compression Run (Pink Apple)
  2. PCCW Global Charity Run (PCCW Global + Pink Apple)
  3. ST Run in the City (Straits Times + Infinitus)
  4. Race Against Cancer (Singapore Cancer Society + Pink Apple)
  5. SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & ArmyHalf Marathon (SAFRA + Army)

List of 2016 Races with ELM Medals (Race Organiser in bracket)

  1. Brooks Run Happy (Pink Apple)
  2. One Piece Run Singapore (Infinitus)
  3. Carnival Run @ Bedok Reservoir (Aljunied GRC CSCs +Pink Apple)
  4. 2XU Compression Run  (Pink Apple)
  5. ST Run in the City  (Straits Times + Infinitus)
  6. PCCW Global Charity Run  (Pink Apple)
  7. Batman v Superman Singapore Run (Pink Apple)
  8. Race Against Cancer (Singapore Cancer Society + Pink Apple)
  9. Mizuno Ediekn (Infinitus)
  10. Pocari Sweat Run (Pink Apple)
  11. Singapore City Race (Pink Apple)
  12. CSC Run by the Bay (Civil Service Club + Pink Apple)
  13. Ground Zero - Run For Humanity (Mercy Relief + Pink Apple)
  14. SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & ArmyHalf Marathon (SAFRA + Army)
  15. Garfield Run (Pink Apple)
  16. Race Against Hunger (Pink Apple)

 

List of 2015 Races with ELM Medals (Race Organiser in bracket)

  1. West Coast Mazda Run (West Coast Grassroots Organisations) 
  2. Safari Zoo Run (Pink Apple) 
  3. Men's Health Urbanathlon (HiVelocity)
  4. Energizer Night Trail (Pink Apple) 
  5. PCCW Global Charity Run (Pink Apple) 
  6. Pocari Sweat Run (Pink Apple) 
  7. Mizuno Ediken Race (Infinitus)
  8. 2XU Compression Run(Pink Apple) 
  9. DC Justice League Run(Pink Apple) 
  10. Race Against Cancer(Pink Apple) [NB: Race Cancelled] 
  11. SAFRA Celebration Run & Ride (SAFRA) [NB:5K Converted to Walk] 
  12. Garfield Run(Pink Apple) [NB:Distance Reduced] 
  13. ST Run at the Hub (Infinitus) 
  14. Newton Challenge (Pink Apple) 
  15. Singapore Sports Hub Stepper (Singapore Sports Hub)
  16. CSC Run by the Bay (Civil Service Club + Pink Apple) 
  17. Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2015 (Pink Apple)

List of 2014 Races with ELM Medals (Race Organiser in bracket)

  1. Mediacorp Hong Bao Run (Infinitus) 
  2. Marina Run (Epic Esr) 
  3. Safari Zoo Run (Pink Apple) 
  4. 2XU Compression Run (Pink Apple) 
  5. Men Health's Urbanathlon (HiVelocity) 
  6. Carnival Run @ Bedok Reservoir (Aljunied Cluster CSC) 
  7. Nathan Singapore City Race (Pink Apple)
  8. Sundown Marathon (HiVelocity) 
  9. Jurong Lake Run (Taman Jurong CSC) 
  10. Reebok One Challenge (Pink Apple) 
  11. Garfield Run (Pink Apple) 
  12. ST Run at the Hub (Infinitus) 
  13. Newton Challenge (Pink Apple)
  14. SIA Charity Run (HiVelocity) Swissôtel Vertical Marathon (Pink Apple) 
  15. Kranji Countryside Run (Pink Apple) 
  16. Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (Spectrum Worldwide) 

List of 2013 Races with ELM Medals

  1. Run350
  2. Sundown Marathon
  3. Jurong Lake Run
  4. Adidas KOTR
  5. Sundown Ultramarathon
  6. Great Eastern Women Run
  7. Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

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List of 2012 Races with ELM Medals

  1. Sundown Marathon
  2. Jurong Lake Run
  3. Shape Run
  4. SAFRA SBR and AHM
  5. Addidas KOTR
  6. Great Eastern Women Run
  7. Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

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lonewolf   

Originally posted in Race Against Cancer 2013 thread.

ELM medal higher quality than others. Pink Apple NEVER give out ELM medals in the races they org but at least they dun rust & usually with special design.

Worst so far encountered are the ones from mizuno races, will rust & erode other medals if u put them together.

Ok, a compilation of races with ELM medals:

1. Run 350

2. Sundown

3. Standchart

4. Adidas KOTR

5. SAFRA run

6. Jurong Lake Run

Pls add on to the list if there's more

uncle add to the list of ELM's medal.. Singapore International Triathlon..

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agree with bdsaint and the rest of Medal Hunters United..it's about the medal, the order, the design and decorations..and with that distinctive hallmark..ELM..Quality.

and yes.. the Jurong Lake Run 2013 finisher medal recently in 7th july..

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and uncle's favourite competitive 21km race..SAFRA Bay Run..

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and sicklycat..you got Jurong Lake Run 2013 finisher medal..check ELM print on medal..maybe the ribbon "hide" it..and something about the ribbon on every ELM medal..uniquely thick..and sawn well..to hold..the medal..and to sicklycat's list of good quality medals..

Energizer night trail and Venus Run (ladies) - not ELM

GE Women's Run - yes, ELM

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bdsaint.. please update.. GE women's run.. a quality women's run with an ELM medal..and HiVelocity is the event organiser in 2012.. and this is SAA sanctioned event..meaning national standard of athletics excellence..just almost to the next level of IAAF of StandChart Marathon..now confirmed..Spectrum Worldwide (SWW) siingapore..shall be the organiser for SCMS 2013..so expect ELM medal..also..

and for Pink Apple portfolio of events..shall expect no ELM medals, unless, they say so.. http://www.pinkapple.com.sg/portfolio.html

sicklycat..your question.."But wonder why are they the only recognised ones in SG?"..

taking races of KOTR Singapore.. ELM one in sg.. but other countries KOTR.. no, local medal respective of countries differ.. let's take KOTR philippines 2013..got that ELM-trademark logo or not?.. mmm

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as compared to those ELM sg ones.. including KOTR singapore 2012..

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now understand.. ELM medal.. a hallmark.. only in sg..

yes, this is 2012.. Race Against Cancer..finisher medal.. 15km..everyone here is talking about..

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and yes.. the the Energizer medal.."quite decent too, so why is that not good, just because its not made by ELM?".. cannot say like that.. Medal-Hunters group has strong preference..and some others, don't.. but always that decorations..in design..with that engraved.. iconic 3D distinctive look..and yes..the quality of medal..as evidenced by that weight of it..ribbon sawn always in triangular knot to secure the medal..spells out the pride in owning..a personal quality ELM medal..that's all..

so far we have compiled a list of ELM-medal races, and these are some of the local most competitive ones

1. Run 350

2. Sundown

3. Standchart

4. Adidas KOTR

5. SAFRA run

6. Jurong Lake Run

7. GE Women's Run

so, all know why..these ELM-medal races are so hot and popular..and yes, very congested...and of course, very competitive also..

of all ELM medals.. uncle missed out Run 350.. ok..last one not shown yet..enjoy.. :turned:

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I'm beginning to think that you can tell an ELM medals just from the plastic cover that the medal come in.

The 3 ELM medals that I have in my collection (Sundown, JRL and Run350) comes with a solid plastic sleeve.

Non-ELM medals comes in flimsy disposable, re-sealable plastic bag.

Also noticed that its confirmed that Pink Apple events does not issue ELM Medals whereas HiVelocity events does. Coincidence or fact?

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upz for awareness bro lonewolf :thumbsu:

Yes have not seen any ELM medals by PinkApple so far too.

HiVElocity...hmmm...this one must research more.

But SAFRA AHM (dun know who organise) and SCMS also ALWAYS give out ELM medal thus far.

Singapore Triathlon by TAS also give too but this year didn't sign up because their Singapore Aquathlon didn't give an ELM medal. Must ask kohpapa on this year's one since he's our 'inside' man :goodjob:

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kohpapa   

ok..have so much fun @ RAC 2013.. ok..

"ELM medals comes with a solid plastic sleeve."... normally do.. but, in some races like TAS sponsored triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon.. volunteers unwrap the solid plastic sleeves, and was instructed to place them onto the incoming participants' necks..as an honourable gesture..and so.. immediately.. protection is off.. yes, rust can happen..especially if the issueing is @ECP.. salty sea water breeze..corrosive..

and Singapore Aquathlon 2013.. this one is co-hosted with metasports..and decision of medals..is not TAS anymore..and for those taken metasprint series.. all non-ELM..so ah noob ie runner.. uncle answered "their (TAS-events) Singapore Aquathlon didn't give an ELM medal"...because this is not TAS event, but metasports one..

TAS-event.. this coming Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon (regional Asian-Triathlon Union sanctioned competition)..this is of equivalence of OSIM 2-year back, 2-day, with international elites and pros coming for day 2.. prestigious one..and so.. must issue standard ELM like in 2012, ..from uncle the 'inside' man, some said 'outside' woman also.. everything also must know..and must find out one.. :turned:

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ok..have so much fun @ RAC 2013.. ok..

"ELM medals comes with a solid plastic sleeve."... normally do.. but, in some races like TAS sponsored triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon.. volunteers unwrap the solid plastic sleeves, and was instructed to place them onto the incoming participants' necks..as an honourable gesture..and so.. immediately.. protection is off.. yes, rust can happen..especially if the issueing is @ECP.. salty sea water breeze..corrosive..

and Singapore Aquathlon 2013.. this one is co-hosted with metasports..and decision of medals..is not TAS anymore..and for those taken metasprint series.. all non-ELM..so ah noob ie runner.. uncle answered "their (TAS-events) Singapore Aquathlon didn't give an ELM medal"...because this is not TAS event, but metasports one..

TAS-event.. this coming Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon (regional Asian-Triathlon Union sanctioned competition)..this is of equivalence of OSIM 2-year back, 2-day, with international elites and pros coming for day 2.. prestigious one..and so.. must issue standard ELM like in 2012, ..from uncle the 'inside' man, some said 'outside' woman also.. everything also must know..and must find out one.. :turned:

very enlightening post kohpapa. Thnks

Now I know to avoid Metasprint series. Even their predecessor Tribob also cheepy medals.

Speaking of which, TriFactor series also don't give ELM medals.....

A bit regret not signing up for Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon but going away for KL marathon :P

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kohpapa   

Tribob..Metasports..same same..office.. uncle being there so many times..river valley..

never mind..Cold Storage SI Tri.. uncle knows many affected by KL marathon.. so no problem.. ..so uncle really miss..bro ah noob ie runner..bro jerrylam also..KL marathon (postponed due to haze)..all the best..loh..uncle so beri happy for you all :turned:

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ongaku   

Not sure if AHM gives out ELM medals every year. The ones before 2010 don't have the ELM stamp but they seem to be of ELM quality. The 2011 medal was lighter and was of a poorer quality in comparison. Also no ELM stamp on it.

Is it only me or does anyone else find last year's SCMS medal rather poor quality? I received mine with a chipped corner and rust under the ribbon. Also find the finishing on the medal is different compared to the previous years. ELM medals usually have a brushed metal look but not last year's.

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kohpapa   

ongaku.. thank you for pointing out on the AHM medals..

yes..the ones before 2010..have same round-like COIN type..and don't have the ELM stamp.. and so..seem to be of ELM quality..

maybe, we did always state.. ELM medal.. must have ELM stamp...may not be true in some cases.. and so uncle researched.. and came across someone who noticed that in 2012.. there is an ELM.. but, why no stamp in the 2010 and 2011..and yet also of ELM quality..

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so, let's establish common understanding.. ELM medal.. must have ELM stamp.. yes..otherwise, look for ELM quality.. or ELM quality with that unique ribbon sawned in triangular knot..or ELM medal also must come with the plastic pouch..eg.. SCMS 2008 then with adidas..but no ELM stamp..but that unique ribbon sawned in triangular knot..

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kohpapa   

update local most competitive ones :
1. Run 350
2. Sundown
3. Standchart
4. Adidas KOTR
5. SAFRA run
6. Jurong Lake Run
7. GE Women's Run

8. TNF-100

yes, TNF-100 has an ELM medal..front..

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and back..

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lonewolf   

update local most competitive ones :

1. Run 350

2. Sundown

3. Standchart

4. Adidas KOTR

5. SAFRA run

6. Jurong Lake Run

7. GE Women's Run

8. TNF-100

yes, TNF-100 has an ELM medal..front..

And with that the theory that all pink apple events does not issues ELM medals get busted! But Race Against Cancer 2012 (another Pink Apple event) issued ELM medal but not this yr. So I guess its fair to say that Pink Apple events in 2013 has not issued ELM Medals.

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update local most competitive ones :

1. Run 350

2. Sundown

3. Standchart

4. Adidas KOTR

5. SAFRA run

6. Jurong Lake Run

7. GE Women's Run

8. TNF-100

yes, TNF-100 has an ELM medal..front..

And with that the theory that all pink apple events does not issues ELM medals get busted! But Race Against Cancer 2012 (another Pink Apple event) issued ELM medal but not this yr. So I guess its fair to say that Pink Apple events in 2013 has not issued ELM Medals.

So Pink Apple has one more chance to prove us wrong by having ELM medal for their TNF-100 event.

Let's hope so..... cause Noob is IN! :thumbsu:

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kohpapa   

skali..pink apple in 2013..TNF-100..knows..cause ah Noob ie is IN!..issue non-ELM medal..then we know who to be blamed..

can include a list of ELM-medal races for non-Run events..

9. Singapore TriathIon International, Singapore Duathlon


10. Safra Navy Singapore Biathlon (2013..cancel..due to incident to Naval serviceman Jason Chee..

tragic accident)

of course, uncle's ELM collector's medals..OSIM Singapore International Triathlon (OSIM no more sponsor after 2011)..and Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore (Aviva no more sponsor after 2012)...

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wah..starting left from the list..OSIM Singapore International Triathlon, Aviva Ironman 70.3, Singapore Marathon, Sundown, Singapore Biathlon, SAFRA Bay Run, uncle almost got them all.. cool..of course, Singapore Duathlon ELM medal not in the pic.. want to see..

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so..if want more collection of ELM medals.. be like ah Noob ie, uncle and other sgRunners.. who also race in multi-event sports.. shoik and sibei swee showcase of ELM Medals, right :thumbsu:

of course, what's missing in uncle's collection is GE Women's Run..of course, Auntie mama runs and collect for uncle..an exclusive ELM Medal..

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kohpapa   

a rare found ELM medal.. North East Run 2011..20th November 2011, Sunday, Venue: Pasir Ris Park, Punggol, 4km, 7km & 14km

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comfirmed..a ELM with special marking "ELM" and that triangular tightly sawn ribbon to hold the medal..

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14km competitive @ SGD40..7km competitive @ SGD30

who says neighbourhood community run no give ELM medal.. :)

of course, this event is replaced by North East Tampines Run.. and some more..affordable race fee..like early birdie for 10km competitive is..$18...sure meh.. can get ELM medal?

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yo.. uncle already PM.. ah Noob ie Runner..about how..to do pic..thingy..

oh.. just add an exclusive 100km collector's ELM Medal.. yes, JLR 2013..historically..nobody has one, except uncle..

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kohpapa   

yap.. finally receive.. Race Against Cancer medal 2013.. because run out of stock on race day...

so.. 2012 ELM one.. 4f51.jpg

and 2013 non-ELM shiny like mirror one.. rvxt.jpg

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lonewolf   

Could these be ELM Medals too? Can't really see the ELM tag but it looks like it has what looked like the 'ELM' characteristic triangular ribbon. What do you guys think?

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kohpapa   

all NO..

Preferred Clients of ELM..

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taking ntuc run-350 7lmn.jpg

and compare to the medals of REAL runs of 2012/2013.."the 3D iconic runner" of ELM..stands out.. and..that typical..triangular knot sawn ribbon..yes, no "ELM" printed..but, ELM design and material of medal..is there..

of course, cannot use the Preferred List of Clients to decide...ELM medals..but, in recent races..budget is also taken into consideration.. and ELM has "special" projects with clients who wants the ELM design..such as in medals.. like Race Against Cancer.. why 2012..yes, ELM..and 2013..exactly duplicate design..but no ELM..the missing element is the design and material in the RAC 2013 medal..is not ELM quality..

of course, Jurong Lake Run 2013..uncle had hit on the race fees which were rather premium (with 20% contribution goes to charity)..but, the outcome in post-race feedback.. taking the bold decision of not postponing/cancel the event because of haze, and receive good report in race administration and management, except on the location of race pack collection..and the finisher tee, cool to have in almost all categories..and the finisher medal..simply excellent..just like scms type (always that comparison)..which is the hallmark of ELM quality in design and material (with ELM print some more)..convince all JRL 2013 participants..shall be a prestigious race to look forward in 2014..

and that's the reason.. ELM medal.. will always represent..a rewarding race experience..with pride..and maybe that explains also something about ELM's Preferred List of Clients..which some represent Organisers in Races..must also live up to the standard of "ELM's Distinctive Pride of Excellence"..and..so far.. these Race Organisers have delivered the high expectation and quality..races for the participants..and only through post-race feedback.. look at all the forum threads of those Local Competitive ELM-medal type races..often enjoy yearly top viewers.. Sundown..SAFRA Bay Run..SCMS..KOTR...

and that's why.. uncle select races..of quality..must be competitive and rewarding in experience..because the outcome..is always..the pride of owning..ELM medals..while the rest of non-ELM medals type races..mmm...don't take part..don't waste $$$ and time..

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found another ELM medal.. 2012 National Vertical Marathon..by NTU Sports Club..

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the National Vertical Marathon was held at Asia Square @222 metres tall...

at the end of the climb, participants were rewarded with their goodie bags...the goodie bags were sponsored by Nutrifirst, Brooks, Family Health Chiropractic Clinic, Cooper Vision, Pure Fitness, Ace Products, Yogood, Grounded, U Sports, Tribesports and Great Eastern.

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kohpapa   

no need to run one..The King of the Road 2013..ELM medals..

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same as the philippines one also..

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lonewolf   

Can remove another race not issuing ELM Medal this yr: SAFRA Bay Run and AHM. :cray:

It's still a nice medal and better than most races but it is not an ELM Medal. :vava:

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Can remove another race not issuing ELM Medal this yr: SAFRA Bay Run and AHM. :cray:

It's still a nice medal and better than most races but it is not an ELM Medal. :vava:

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hmmm.... workmanship on back of medal does not have the ELM-look. But still a nice medal nonetheless

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lonewolf   

The updated list of races which issue ELM medals have been updated in the 1st post

Notably absence from the list this yr compared to 2012: Race Against Cancer, AHM, TNF100

The list of medals is based on the 'ELM' mark engraved on the medal. No other indicative signs (eg ribbon design, quality of plastic cover etc)are used to determine if the medal is an ELM medal or not. So even if a solid medal looks like an ELM medal (eg AHM), if it does not have the ELM mark, it will not be treated as such.

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The updated list of races which issue ELM medals have been updated in the 1st post

Notably absence from the list this yr compared to 2012: Race Against Cancer, AHM, TNF100

The list of medals is based on the 'ELM' mark engraved on the medal. No other indicative signs (eg ribbon design, quality of plastic cover etc)are used to determine if the medal is an ELM medal or not. So even if a solid medal looks like an ELM medal (eg AHM), if it does not have the ELM mark, it will not be treated as such.

Yup, another way organisers are cutting cost by giving out lesser quality medals (non-ELM) which they had given out in previous years while at the same time raising the registration fees.

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