2022 Refund & Defer Policy

Updated 12/12/21


There are NO refunds for Rip It races. Additionally, bib transfers to non-registered people are NOT permitted. Participants may elect to defer their race entry to the following year. Deferrals do not carry over beyond the following year’s race.


  • Registrants may defer their registration for FREE by the listed deadline for each race (see list below). After which, a fee of $25 per athlete ($50 per relay team), per race will be applied.

  • When the following year race registration opens, deferral athletes will receive a unique entry code (by email) that can be used to register for the race.

  • Deferred entries may only be used the following year and cannot be transferred to other athletes.

  • If the race does not take place the following year, you will receive a refund for the defer fee. Your entry fee will not be refunded from the previous year.

  • The deferral credit only covers the race entry fee. USAT one-day passes and processing fees will not be included in your credit.


Why is there a fee to defer my entry to the 2022 race? After the FREE defer deadline, money is spent on items associated with the current year’s race such as shirts, finisher medals, police fees and more. The defer fee covers these expenses for your 2022 race entry.  


To request a race defer:


• Email us at – please state you full name and deferral race.

• You will receive a PayPal email that contains a payment link. Your deferral will not be official until payment is received. Fee is payable via credit/debit card only

2022 Race

FREE Defer Deadline

$25 Fee Defer Deadline

Little Patuxent River HM & 10K

January 16

February 4

Columbia Gateway Duathlon

March 18

April 15

Downtown Columbia 5K /10K

March 24

April 21

SwimRun Maryland

April 6

May 6

Bear Triathlon

April 11

May 13

Columbia Association Triathlon - Clemens

May 18

June 17

Columbia Association Kids Triathlon



Centennial Triathlon

July 13

August 12

Ellicott City 5K/10K

August 18

September 16

Bear Trail HM & 10K

September 2

September 30

DTC Turkey Trot 5K/10K

October 20

November 23

Bigfoot Endurance Trail 5 & 10 Miler

October 31

December 2

To defer your entry, email – please state you full name and deferral race.