Refund & Defer Policy
2021 Refund & Defer Policy
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.
To request a race defer:
• Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
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.
FREE Defer Deadline
$25 Fee Defer Deadline
Little Patuxent River HM & 10K
Columbia Gateway Duathlon
Downtown Columbia 5K /10K
Columbia Association Triathlon
Columbia Association Kids Triathlon
Ellicott City 5K/10K
Bear Trail HM & 10K
DTC Turkey Trot 5K/10K
Bigfoot Endurance Trail 5 & 10 Miler