Sports Backers Marathon FAQs

Q: Is the course certified?

Yes! The official course at Dorey Park is USA Track & Field certified.

Q: What is the cancellation/refund policy for the event?

Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race postponement, cancellation, updated race format, and/or if you are unable to participate; 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.

Q: Once I’m registered, can I switch races?

There will be no refunds and no transfer of entries from person-to-person. You may switch between the 5k, half, or marathon 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 Sunday, February 27.

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.

Q: How do I register for the 4-Person Relay?

Designate a Team Captain to create your team. Once your team is created, the 3 remaining members can join. To register as a team member, follow the normal registration process but click “Join Existing Team” rather than “Create Team” when prompted.

Q: How do I register for the Sports Backers Challenge?

You can simply select the Sports Backers Challenge when registering. If you have already registered for one of the events of the Sports Backers Marathons, but would now like to participate in the Sports Backers Challenge, you can go back in and register for the other two events. We will make sure to mark you as part of the challenge on the back end.

Q: Can I defer my entry to next year?

You may defer your registration from the 2022 Sports Backers Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k or 4-Person Relay to the 2023 event for a fee. The fee is $20 for the Marathon, Half Marathon, or 4-Person Relay and $10 for the 5k. You may only defer to and from the same event distance. Deferred registrations may not be transferred to another person. Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. All deferrals must be completed by Sunday, February 27.

To begin the deferral process, click here and follow the prompts. Still have questions, email [email protected]

Q: Can I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make a change to your registration, you may do so online. You have the ability to change the following online until Sunday, Sunday February 27:

  • Predicted time
  • Gender
  • Shirt size
  • Shipping Address
  • Birthdate
  • E-mail address

Q: How can I confirm my registration?

You can confirm your entry here.

Q: Are there course time limits?

There are no course time limits. The official course is open daily from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 13 from 7am to 3pm.

Q: Will there be bag check?

Bag check will not be offered at this event.

Q: Can I switch my race distance on-site at Dorey Park?

No, we will not be able to provide race switches on-site at Dorey Park. All race switches must be made in advance and can only be done through Sunday, February 27.

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