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How Do I Defer My Race?

We understand that unexpected things happen and you may need to opt out of a race you previously registered for. The first step to deferring your race is to sign up for an NYCRUNS membership, which will entitle you to two any reason deferrals or unlimited medical deferrals. Any-reason deferrals must be processed three Mondays before the race. Medical deferrals must be processed the Thursday before the race.

Once you’ve signed up for an NYCRUNS membership (or if you’re already a member), you can follow these steps to defer your race:

  1. Sign in to your NYCRUNS account and view your dashboard.
  2. Scroll down to NYCRUNS Membership and click on “Details & History.”
  3. Find the race from which you’d like to defer. Click “Defer” underneath the corresponding race.
  4. This will automatically use up one of your two any reason deferrals. If this is a medical deferral, follow the steps above. Then email a doctor’s note for your injury or illness. Upon review, we’ll add the deferral back to your account.

Race credit for the full amount of your registration will be automatically added to your NYCRUNS account. Race credit is usable towards any NYCRUNS-owned race (usually indicated by NYCRUNS in the title). Please note that race credit is only usable for 50% of any given race’s cost and expires one year after the date of issue in most instances.


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