FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marine Corps Marathon Opens Transfer Program on June 12
MCM Runners Unable to Participate Have Limited Time
to Transfer Bib for Sold-Out Event
QUANTICO, VA (June 11, 2013) - Starting at noon Eastern on June 12, Marine
Corps Marathon (MCM) participants who are no longer able to compete in the
38th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 27 have an opportunity to transfer their entry to
another runner through the MCM's Transfer Program. Unique to "The People's
Marathon," the Transfer Program enables those already registered for this
year's marathon to opt out of participating while helping another runner
secure a spot for the event. The MCM sold-out in a record 2 hours, 27
minutes as public registration opened on March 27.
To initiate a transfer, runners currently registered must complete the
MCM's online transfer request form available at www.marinemarathon.com
starting June 12. Once the request is processed, the registered runner will
receive an email including a unique code, password and hyperlink to the
online transfer registration form. The runner will then forward this
information to the individual seeking to register.
All transfer requests must be completed by Aug. 30, 2013. Once submitted,
the transfer cannot be cancelled. The new runner will complete the
transferee form and pay a $30.00 fee to finalize the transaction. All new
runners must complete their registration for the 38th MCM by Sept. 4.
When transferring an entry, MCM runners will not receive a refund for the
initial registration fees they paid in March. Any such monetary
transactions will be handled only between the transferring runners. Also,
entries may not be transferred more than once. Only runners currently
registered for the 38th MCM can transfer an entry to another runner.
Runners often find transfer partners on the MCM Facebook page.
MCM to MCM10K Transfer
Those currently registered for the 38th MCM are eligible to transfer their
participation to the MCM10K, the 6.2 mile event held in conjunction with
"The People's Marathon." To transfer to the MCM10K, registered marathon
runners must complete the MCM10K transfer form available at
marinemarathon.com between June 12 and Aug. 30. Although there are no
additional fees to transfer from the MCM to the MCM10K, there also are no
refunds for those who initially registered for the full marathon.
There is no transfer program available for MCM10K registered runners to
transfer to another runner. The MCM10K is currently open for registration
at www.marinemarathon.com at a cost of $48.
The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is the third largest marathon in the United
States and voted "Best Marathon in the Mid Atlantic" and "Best Marathon for
Charities." The MCM honors the dedication, sportsmanship and patriotism of
its participants. Also known as "The People's Marathon," runners from all
walks of life participate in the MCM, which is the largest marathon not to
offer prize money. The 38th MCM sponsored by Boeing, Brooks and GE, will
be held on October 27, 2013 in Arlington, VA. No federal or Marine Corps
endorsement is implied.