FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Johnson
Marine Corps Marathon Announces Transfer and Deferment Policies
QUANTICO, Va. - (July 31, 2007) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has
announced the return of the transfer policy. The transfer policy will allow
registered runners unable to participate in the sold-out October 28
marathon to transfer their bib number to another runner seeking entry. The
program is available from August 1 through September 21.
"This change is in direct response to runner feedback," said Rick Nealis,
race director. "Runners asked for the MCM to allow transfers again in 2007
and we responded!"
To transfer a bib number, registered runners must complete and mail in the
MCM transfer form available at MarineMarathon.com.
The two-part form requires the personal information of both, the registered
runner and the transfer recipient. It also serves as the new runner's
application. The form must be completed and returned, along with the $20
transfer fee, by September 21.
Registered runners can also defer their 2007 run for a guaranteed spot in
the 2008 MCM. By deferring an entry, runners convey the registration fee to
2008. The deferment request form is located at MarineMarathon.com
and must be returned along with a $20 deferment fee by October 5.
"Things happen - injuries, business trips, even deployments for those
runners who are also members of the Armed Forces, and the deferment and
transfer policies allow runners to delay a year or give someone else the
chance to run in their place," says Nealis. "These policies offer as many
runners as possible the opportunity to be a part of the Marine Corps
Voted "Best Marathon for Families", the Marine Corps Marathon continues a
combined tradition of dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism. Runners
from all walks of life have participated in the world's largest marathon to
not offer prize money, deservingly earning the nickname "The People's
Marathon." The 32nd Marine Corps Marathon to be held on Sunday, October 28,
2007 in Arlington, VA is presented by USAA, Brooks Sports, Inc. and CVS /