Race Policies

REGISTRATION POLICIES

Definitions

  1. Race: Refers to the overall Race, for example Market to Market Relay Nebraska or Market to Market Relay Iowa
  2. Event: Refers to Events within a Race, for Example In-Person Event or Virtual Event

Participant Age Policy

All participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver. Individuals under the age of 12 are not permitted to run in the Market to Market® Relay.

Refund Policy 

All registration fees and add-on payments are final and non-refundable under any and all circumstances including cancellation, postponement, or alteration. Any roster changes including captain or runner substitutions should be made via the online Roster Tool. This policy stays in effect whether one of your runners is injured or you have an unexpected business or family emergency. Any inquiry regarding this policy will be directed back to this policy.

Deferral Policy

In-Person Team registrations and associated entry fees can be deferred to the following year’s Event of the same Race at no cost up until the published “Final Roster Deadline”. After the published “Final Roster Deadline”, team registrations and associated entry fees can be deferred to the following year’s Event of the same Race for a $100 deferral fee up until the published “Final Deferral Deadline”. After the published “Final Deferral Deadline”, teams will not be able to defer to next year. Registrations may only be deferred for one year. In other words, Teams that defer to next year, but do not compete in the following year, will forfeit 100% of their entry fees. Any inquiry regarding this policy will be directed back to this page

Team Captains can make a deferral election by managing their registration.

 

Event to Event Transfer Policy

In-Person Team registrations may be transferred from the Race’s In-Person Event to the Virtual Event ($0 transfer fee) any time prior to 11:59 PM on the day before race day of the In-Person Event. Event to Event Transfers are not allowed from the Race’s Virtual Event to the In-Person Event. After these transfer deadlines, no transfers will be allowed.

Team Captains can make a virtual event transfer election by managing their registration.

 

Cancellation Due to Weather or Dangerous Conditions

In the event that the In-Person Event is cancelled due to weather or other dangerous condition, Pink Gorilla Events reserves the right to alter the In-Person Event to be a Virtual Event and transfer all In-Person Event participants into the Virtual Event. In the event that the In-Person Event is cancelled due to weather or other dangerous conditions, deferrals will not be allowed and refunds will not be issued. Participants will receive participant materials for the current year’s Virtual Event including any optionally selected paid add-ons which will be shipped to them.

Cancellation Due to Coronavirus

In the event that the In-Person Event is cancelled due to Coronavirus, I agree that no refunds will be issued and that Pink Gorilla Events reserves the right to offer participants the following options:

  1. Defer Registration to the Following Year’s In-Person Event: Participants that choose this option by the decision deadline announced upon cancellation will have their registration deferred to the following year’s In-Person Event for a $100 deferral fee. They will not receive any participant materials for the current year’s event except for optionally selected paid add-ons which will be shipped to them. Registrations may only be deferred for one year. In other words, Teams that defer to next year’s event, but do not compete in the following year, will forfeit 100% of their entry fees.
  2. Transfer Registration to Virtual Event: Participants will have their registration transferred to the current year’s Virtual Event. They will receive participant materials for the current year’s Virtual Event including any optionally selected paid add-ons which will be shipped to them.

 

Disqualifications 

The Market to Market® Relay reserves the right to reject any entry and to disqualify and bar any individual or team from the race. This rejection/disqualification may be based on, but is not limited to, non-payment of race fees, competing with an unofficial number, competing with an official number assigned to another competitor without completing the proper forms, crossing the finish line without having completed the entire course, or providing false information on race entry forms. The Market to Market® Relay reserves the right to change the details of the race at any time. 

PARTICIPANT MATERIALS POLICES (In-Person Events)

Participant Materials Fulfillment

Participant materials include race bib, giveaway item, and any complimentary or paid add-ons optionally selected during registration. Participants should plan to attend regularly scheduled packet pickup dates in order to pick up their participant materials. Participant materials will not be shipped prior to Event date. After Event day, participant materials can be mailed upon request, but participants must cover the cost of shipping. Sizing is not guaranteed after regularly scheduled packet pickup dates. Participant material requests must be made within 2 weeks following the Event.

 

Shirt Exchange

Participant shirt exchange, if made available, will be on Event day at the finish line or post-party. After Event day, participant shirts can be exchanged upon request, but participants must cover the cost of shipping. Sizing is not guaranteed after regularly scheduled packet pickup dates. Shirt exchange requests must be made within 2 weeks following the Event.

 

Awards Policy

Awards will be shipped within two weeks of the event to team captains. Staff will coordinate with captains to verify their shipping address is still accurate.

PARTICIPANT MATERIALS POLICES (Virtual Events)

Participant Materials Fulfillment

All Virtual Event participants can choose to pick up their participant materials at the regularly scheduled packet pickup dates or have their participant materials shipped for no charge. Participant materials will be shipped at no charge if not picked up at the regularly scheduled packet pickups dates. All participant materials will ship as soon as possible following the end of the Virtual Event window. Participant materials include race bib, giveaway item, and any complimentary or paid add-ons optionally selected during registration.

 

Shirt Exchange

Shirt exchanges for Virtual Event participants are not guaranteed and are dependent upon sizing. Participant shirts can be exchanged upon request, but participants must cover the cost of shipping. Shirt exchange requests must be made within 4 weeks of the end of the Virtual Event window.

RACE RULES & PROTOCOLS

Looking for race rules and race specific protocols? 

They are located in the team document section of the website in the Rule Book and Race Guide.

Looking for your race waiver? 

  • Go to runsignup.com/profile and login. 
  • Select the “Upcoming Events” tab > Select your event > Select “Manage Registration”.
  • Navigate to the Sign Waiver button and you will see the waiver you signed and date you signed it.