Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number or timing tag to anyone else. Anyone found participating with another person’s number will be disqualified and both people will be barred from future Sports Backers events, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and VCU Health Richmond Marathon.
If you are unable to participate and would like your race shirt mailed to you, there is a $5 per person cost to do so. Checks (made payable to “Sports Backers”) can be mailed to us at the following address:
100 Avenue of Champions
Richmond, VA 23230
There will be no refunds and no transfer of entries from person-to-person. You may switch between the three events (8k, half and full) for a $10 fee plus the difference in entry fee at the time of the switch. If you are already signed up for one race and want to switch to the other, you may do so online through October 31 or in person at the Race Expo, provided the race you are switching to has not reached its capacity.
The distance of the event you are switching to/from is a non-factor in determining what you will owe when you switch events. The determining factors are what you have already paid and the current price of the event you are switching to. If you have already paid more than the current price of the event you are switching to, you will only owe the $10 transfer fee. If you have paid less than the current entry fee of the event you are switching to, you will owe the difference in what you have paid and the current entry fee + the $10 transfer fee. You will not receive a refund of any entry fees.
PLEASE NOTE: If you deferred your race entry from 2018 to 2019 and would now like to switch distances, you must email [email protected] or call 804-285-9495 x250 in order to process the switch.
1. Switching to an event that is less expensive than what you have already paid:
EXAMPLE: If you registered for the half marathon for $75 and then want to switch to the 8k when its entry fee is $30, you would only pay the $10 transfer fee.
2. Switching to an event that is more expensive than what you have already paid:
EXAMPLE: If you registered for the marathon for $85 and would like to switch to the half marathon in July when the half’s entry fee is $95, you will owe $20 ($10 difference in entry fee + $10 transfer fee).
To begin the switching process, click here and follow the prompts.
Still have questions or trying to switch between one of our training teams? Please e-mail [email protected].
You may defer your registration from the 2019 VCU Health Richmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon or Richmond 8k to the 2020 event. You may only defer to and from the same event: 2019 8k to 2020 8k, 2019 Half to 2020 Half or 2019 Full to 2020 Full. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. The fee to defer a registration is $10 for the 8k and $20 for the half or full marathons through August 31 and then $20 for the 8k and $30 for the half or full marathons from Sept 1 – October 31. All deferrals must be done by October 31, 2019 and may be used only for the 2020 event. You may only defer an entry once (i.e., if you deferred your 2018 entry to 2019, you will not be able to defer it again in 2019 to 2020). There will be no deferrals at the race expo.
Please note: Deferrals do not apply to training team registrations.
To begin the deferral process, click here and follow the prompts.
Still have questions? Please e-mail [email protected].