Transfer or Defer

In promoting physical fitness and generating community goodwill, the MCM seeks to ensure the greatest number of properly trained athletes are on the start line of "The People's Marathon." To that end, the MCM has two unique programs, distinguishing its commitment to the runners from other similar events.

The MCM recognizes that things happen like injuries, business trips, and unforeseeable conflicts. The MCM deferment and transfer policies allow runners to delay participation by a year, switch to a different distance event or give someone else the chance to run in their place.


The 2020 Transfer Program is currently closed.

After registering for the MCM, some runners ultimately decide they are unable to participate in a Marathon or wish to switch to a different distance event. These runners may opt to change events or transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the Transfer Program. The MCM doesn't assist in the identification of individuals to receive a transfer. Runners often find transfer partners on the MCM Facebook page.

Only runners currently registered for the MCM may transfer an entry to another runner. There is a fee associated with transferring between individuals.

Additionally, runners may opt to transfer a Marathon entry to one of the other MCM Weekend events. Entries may not be transferred more than once. Transfers are available immediately following confirmation of a runner's registration status.


There is a $50 (plus processing) fee to facilitate the transfer of an MCM or MCM50K entry. A $25 fee will be charged for MCM10K transfers.

When transferring an entry, runners do not receive a refund on registration fees from the MCM. Any such monetary transactions must be handled directly between the transferring runners. Additional purchases made at the time of MCM registration are not eligible to be transferred to another runner nor deferred to a future registration. There is no fee associated with transferring an entry from the MCM to the MCM10K but this type of transfer is very limited.

Participants transferring to a longer distance event will be responsible for paying the difference in registration fees at the time of the transfer. Participants who choose to transfer to a shorter distance event will not be refunded the difference in fees.

Transfer Options

Runner-to-Runner: MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K registered runners may transfer an entry to a non-registered runner. There is a $50 fee to transfer a MCM or MCM50K registration and a $25 fee to transfer a MCM10K registration. The runner-to-runner transfer program wil be available in 2020.

Event-to-Event: Runners have the option to transfer their entries to a different distance event, as space allows. There is no fee for runners going down in distance. Runners going up in distance will be required to pay the difference in registration fees, plus a processing fee. Event-to-Event transfers will be available in 2020.


The 2020 Deferment Program is now closed.

The MCM makes available to runners the option to defer a 2020 MCM or MCM50K registration to future events happening in 2021, 2022 or 2023. Deferring an entry guarantees a spot to re-register for the selected year by forgoing participation in the current year's (2020) event. There is no fee associated with this service in 2020. Runners that deferred from 2019 to 2020 retain the right to defer again as needed. MCM10K bibs and any virtual events may not be deferred.

Runners currently in the live MCM or MCM50K category have the option to:

  • Defer entry to a future year (2021, 2022 or 2023) of the runner’s choice at no additional fee;
    • These runners will have a guaranteed virtual entry available for purchase for 24 hours following initiation of the deferment process.
  • Request a full registration refund including carbo dining tickets and bib mail out, if purchased.

Runners who already deferred to a future year and paid a deferment fee will receive an automatic refund of the $30 fee and have the option to:

  • Remain deferred for 2021, 2022 or 2023; or
  • Request a full registration refund including carbo dining tickets and bib mail out, if purchased.

Runners who previously transferred directly from the live to the virtual event have the option to:

  • Request a partial refund of the registration fee minus the $45 virtual entry fee; or
  • Cancel registration and request a full registration refund including carbo dining tickets and bib mail out, if purchased.