Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you're feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home, stay safe, and join us next year without feeling like you're losing out. In order to make that happen, we are offering flexible options so participants can make responsible decisions based on their health.
Here are our options for registered participants who can't make it to the race:
DEFERRALS: Anyone can defer their entry to the 2022 event at any point before Sunday, March 7th at midnight. There is a $25 deferral processing fee. To complete your deferral, select the option from our race store. Any requests after that date will not be able to be honored. If you choose this option you would be withdrawing from the event and would not be able to receive your swag or finisher medal.
TRANSFER FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: You can transfer your in-person registration to a virtual registration for free at any point before the start of the race (Saturday, March 20th at 7am).
REFUNDS: We are opening registration at the end of January 2021, approximately 7 weeks away from the race. Due to the event taking place within such a short period of time, we will not be able to provide refunds in the unlikely cancellation of the event. Registration for the event waives your right to any refunds.
CANCELLATION: As we all know, the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. In the event that the U.S. or NC government, Buncombe County or City of Asheville declares a new stay-at-home order and we are not able to have the in person event, all ‘in person’ event registrations will automatically be converted to the Virtual Event, with a possibility of ‘self-serve’ virtual option. If there are new limits on gathering restrictions set forth by the state of NC, we will adjust the wave start times to accommodate this limit and proceed with the event if possible. If the race gets switched to a virtual event you will receive a discount code coupon for the 2022 event, free transfer into the Virtual Event, and your swag mailed to you (shirt + medal). These items can be picked up locally or mailed for free if you are from out of town. If the event has to be cancelled for inclement weather, the race will take place the following day (Sunday, March 21st).
For instructions on how to transfer your registration to into the virtual event, CLICK HERE.