Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here at Run Wild Missoula, we certainly hope that we will not have to cancel the event for a second year in a row.  We also recognize that an incredible amount of uncertainty continues to surround the COVID pandemic and expect that uncertainty to continue for some time to come.  So, we wanted to communicate with you up front about our approach the 2021 Missoula Marathon.

As with any event the size of the Missoula Marathon, we incur significant costs months in advance of the event.  Due to the COVID pandemic of 2020, we do not expect to be able to secure insurance to cover our event for cancellations due to a continuation of COVID or similar communicable diseases.   As a small, Missoula-based nonprofit organization, we must balance the needs of the organization and our members against the options that we can provide to our race participants.

In order to provide some clarity for both our participants and our organization, following are the options that we plan to offer in the case of cancellation of live, in-person events for the 2021 race weekend.  (We do reserve the right to provide additional options, should they become available, at a future date.)

  • If the live, in-person race is cancelled due to COVID prior to 4/1/21, all registered participants will be given the option of:
    • 50% refund of race fees; or,
    • Move to the equivalent Virtual Race; or,
    • Donate their race fees to Run Wild Missoula
    • If a participant does not select an option, they will automatically be moved to the donation option
  • If the live, in-person race is cancelled for any reason after 4/1/21
    • No refunds will be offered after 4/1/21
    • Participants will automatically be moved to the equivalent Virtual Race
  • 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)
  • There will be no refunds, deferrals or event insurance for the Virtual Races
  • Race Changes
    • Beginning April 1, 2021 you will have the options to:
      • Change race distances – available for live, in-person & virtual 5K, Half Marathon and Marathon
      • Transfer from virtual races to live, in-person races (and vice versa)
      • Transfer your bib number/race entry to another participant (bib exchange)
    • More information on Race Changes can be found HERE

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