Cancellation and Downgrade Policies
All April 2020 and 2021 races have been canceled due to COVID-19. Our next scheduled BSIM weekend is April 22-24, 2022
For information about Big Sur Marathon 2020 and 2021 events status, please visit our FAQ page.
Per the marathon running industry policy, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. If the course has to be changed or the race cancelled due to an act of nature, or the event time changed due to circumstances beyond our control, there are no refunds or rollovers. You may not sell, transfer or give your bib to another person. There are NO exceptions.
Your 2022 entry fee IS NOT TRANSFERABLE to 2023. You do not need to inform us of your cancellation. If you do cancel, you may take the amount of your entry fee as a charitable donation on your income tax return. The Big Sur International Marathon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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BANDITS & BIB SWITCHING
While it may seem like no big deal to give or sell your race bib to another person, it does present serious issues to both the race organizers and the participant field. Race results and finisher’s awards can be impacted and medical staff might not be able to identify a participant in need of treatment on the course. It is imperative that the person wearing the bib and taking part in the race is the same person that is in our registrant database.
If a person is caught wearing a bib that is registered to someone else, both parties will be banned from participating in all Big Sur events for a period of one year. The person wearing the bib will also be disqualified from any official results.
If you wish to downgrade to a shorter distance event in 2022 due to injury, limited training, or other reason, we now have a downgrade request window during a date to be determined.