Refund & Cancellation Policy

There will be no refunds, deferrals or event insurance for the Virtual Races

Race Changes

    • Beginning March 15, 2021 participants have the options to:
      • Change race distances
      • Transfer your bib number/race entry to another participant (bib exchange)
    • More information on Race Changes can be found HERE

The 2021 Missoula Marathon has been moved to a fully virtual event. To view our cancellation announcement, click here.

All in-person registered participants have the below options.  The decision deadline was Friday, March 12th at 8:00 AM Mountain Time.

  • 50% Refund of Race Fees
    • If you select this option, you will be removed from the race
    • Includes 50% refund of race entry fee for the Missoula 5K, Half Marathon and/or Marathon
    • Includes 100% refund of optional post-race massage and iTAB purchases
    • Excludes:
      • Processing Fees
      • Optional Store Purchases
  • Move to the Equivalent Virtual Race
    • You will be entered into the same Virtual Event Distance(s) as you were entered in as of March 4, 2021
    • After having made your selection, you may choose to change race distances.  There will be no fee for this change. More information on how to change race distances will be posted soon.
    • Complete your 5K, Half Marathon and/or Marathon as a Virtual Run (or walk) by Sunday, June 27, 2021
    • $5 of every Virtual 5K, Half Marathon & Marathon entry will be donated to support the efforts of the YWCA Missoula‘s Racial Justice Initiative and the All Nations Health Center Project Beacon.
    • Will include mailing of Runner Box to all participants who live more than 30 miles from Missoula
      • Runner Box will include participant shirt, finisher medal, and Missoula- and Montana-specific items
      • Each event has a dedicated Runner Box
      • Runner Boxes will be mailed out no earlier than June 21, 2021
    • There will be an in-person pick-up of Runner Boxes for all participants who live within 30 miles of Missoula (details will be announced at a later date)
    • Results must be reported by Sunday, June 27, 2021.  More information on how to post results will be coming soon.
      • Results are not required to receive your Runner Box
      • Reported times will not be validated by Run Wild Missoula
      • Reported times will be used to create unofficial race results
      • No awards will be presented for our virtual races
      • Virtual results will not be reported to the Boston Athletic Association for Boston Marathon qualifying purposes
    • Includes 100% refund of optional post-race massage and iTAB purchases
    • Will also include a 15% discount on early bird registration rates for the 2022 Missoula 5K, Half Marathon or Marathon. The early bird registration rates run from October 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022
    • Run Wild Members who complete the Virtual Option AND report their results will receive credit for their Racemakers and Run Wilder member benefits
    • Legacy Runners (the runners who have participated in all 13 previous Missoula Marathon weekends) who complete the Virtual Option AND report their results will receive credit for 2021
    • Excludes: Missoula Kids Marathon
  • Donate their race fees to Run Wild Missoula
    • If you select this option, you will be removed from the race.
    • Run Wild Missoula produces the Missoula Marathon and is a local, Missoula-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
    • Your donation will be placed into Run Wild Missoula’s Tony Banovich Fund
      • Tony Banovich passed away suddenly on October 14, 2020.  As the former Race Director of the Missoula Marathon and Executive Director of Run Wild Missoula, he took immense pleasure in Run Wild Missoula’s ability to give back to the Missoula community in meaningful ways. It was often a key driver in the decisions Tony made while leading Run Wild Missoula. To recognize Tony’s dedication to community giving over the years, the Board of Directors has established the Tony Banovich Fund. This fund will be used as Run Wild Missoula’s charitable giving arm for future community contributions.
    • You will be provided with a tax receipt letter for your charitable donation
    • Will also include a 15% discount on early bird registration rates for the 2022 Missoula Marathon, Missoula Half Marathon, or Missoula 5K. The early bird registration rates run from October 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022
  • If a participant does not select an option by March 12th, they will automatically be moved to the donation option
  • No deferrals to 2022.  Instead, we will provide the ability to purchase an optional Event Registration Insurance policy
    • This policy is available to US residents only
    • This policy will cover your race registration fee (does not include optional purchases)
    • This policy will cover items such as injuries and illness, family emergencies, deployments, certain travel emergencies, and more
    • It will not cover race cancellations due to pandemics, natural disasters, agency determinations, etc.
    • More information about the Terms & Conditions of the policy can be found HERE
    • This optional policy will be available for the live, in-person Marathon & Half Marathon events only.  (This is consistent with our past practice for deferrals.)
    • The cost is 7.5% of your registration cost (including processing fee), with a minimum of $8.99 per registrant
    • You will be able to opt-in for this policy on the Race Confirmation/Payment page – look for the “Protect Your Registration Fees” option.
    • If you want to purchase a policy, you must make your selection at the time of registration.
      • You will then receive an email from Allianz with the details on completing the purchase of your policy(ies)

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