There's always tons of people looking to buy race bibs for the premier races... and also a seemingly smaller number of sellers. With over 1,000 people in this club, hopefully we can use this forum will serve as that "invisible hand" to help the buyers find the sellers.
Here is the transfer/deferment policy for each of the big fall races:
ARMY TEN MILER - race date Sun Oct 9
Transfer period ends August 19.
There is a "transfer board" on the ATM website.
BALTIMORE MARATHON/HALF/5K - race date Sat Oct 15
$25 deferment cost - deadline Oct 8
No transfers. No cancellations.
There is a "downgrade" option... make sure to do this ASAP as the half and 5K historically fill up early!
MARINE CORPS MARATHON - race date Sun Oct 30
$30 transfer cost - deadline Sept 30
$30 deferrment cost - must re-register in January 2012 (can only defer 1 year!)
RICHMOND MARATHON, HALF, 8K - race date Sat Nov 12
No transfers. No deferrments.
$10 fee to switch races, plus any applicable entry fee increase. Can be done at the expo.
Warning - each of these races forbids running under someone elses's number. If you're going to do a transfer, make sure to do it officially!
Hopefully this will help the buyers find the sellers!
Greasing the wheels of commerce...
Adam Smith would be proud!
(PS - sadly I don't have any bibs under my name to transfer...)
Keep in mind these are all running races and not triathlons. Triathlons virtually always do NOT allow bib transfers (though Rockett's Landing was the first time I've ever heard of it being allowed).
Speaking of which, I am looking for a bib transfer into Marine Corps Marathon. If anyone knows of someone trying to sell their bib for that race, please help me get in contact with them. Thanks.
Just read Wealth of Nations in b-school, huh Luke? haha
BUMP! The deadline to transfer ATM & MCM bibs is approaching.
Army Ten Miler
Transfer fee is $25. Deadline is Aug. 31.
There is a transfer board online to match buyers & sellers.
Marine Corps Marathon
Transfer fee is $30. Deadline is Aug. 31.
Deferment fee is $46. Deadline is Aug. 31.
You have to find your own transfer partner.
Can't help you, I don't do marathons, sorry ol pal.