February 22, 2011.
Now is the time to register to participate in World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. The registration process is fast and easy. All instructions can be found online at madrid11.com. Registered pilgrims will have accident insurance, pre-purchased public transportation fees, a pilgrim´s souvenir backpack, free entry to World Youth Day cultural events, a souvenir cap and shirt, a Madrid guidebook, and priority access tickets to papal events.
Registration packages range from 30 to 200 euros. The more expensive packages allow for participation during the entire week, whereas the more economical packages permit for weekend participation only. These fees are the primary source of funding for World Youth Day.
If registered before March 31, you will receive a 5% discount. Between 1.5 and 2 million are expected to participate. So far, 260,000 have registered.
Those who wish to register as volunteers for World Youth Day may do so through the website.