Registration Policies


All race registrations and product purchases are non-refundable, even in the event of race cancellation*.

The only exception is for official military deployment (CED orders). Refunds WILL NOT be given for TDY or PCS orders. If you are deployed during the race, you may send a copy of your CED orders to usaf.marathon@us.af.mil to receive a refund of your race registration (product purchases are still non-refundable).

During registration, you have the option to purchase a protection plan which insures your registration and product purchases through a third party provider. Details of insurance policy can be found here.

If you have already registered and can no longer participate, you may defer your registration to the following year (see Deferrals section below).

* All in-person registration costs will be refunded to participants in the chance of a cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you were registered for the 2020 or 2021 in-person race, we offered a free deferral ($15 fee waived) for up to three years (2021, 2022, 2023 or 2022, 2023, 2024 respectively).

If you are registered for an upcoming race but can no longer participate, you may defer your registration to the following year. Product purchases will NOT carry over; only your race registration.

If you defer your race you cannot defer your deferral to the next year.

The deferral window is open from June 20 – September 15. No deferrals will be accepted after midnight on September 10. Cost for all deferrals is $15.

To defer, go to our registration page and start a new registration. Select the option ‘Defer Your Registration,’ fill out the form, and complete the transaction.

Once you defer your registration, you will then receive an email prior to the opening of the following years’ registration with your deferral code which can be used for any event or product but it only covers the dollar amount equal to the cost of your original registration. Please note, if you defer your registration you will NOT be automatically entered into the following years’ event and you will need to register yourself for the event.

Race Transfers

If you are already registered for one of our events, you may transfer to a different event. You may transfer to a different in person event at the Health & Fitness Expo as long as the in person event you want to transfer into is not sold out.

Cost for all race transfers is $15. air-force-marathonIf you’re transferring into a distance that costs less than what you already paid, there will be no refunds for the price difference.

*If you purchased additional products during your original registration, be sure to select them again when filling out your new registration. Your original payment will carry over.

*If you used a promo code for your original registration, the transfer cost will not be accurately reflected. Please email us at usaf.marathon@us.af.mil for special instructions.

Person-to-person transfers are NOT permitted. If  you are registered and can no longer participate, you may defer your registration to the following year (see Deferrals section above).

Packet Pick-Up

Participants must pick up their packets at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday or Friday. If you are unable to do so, you may do one of the following:

  1. Have someone else pick up your race packet for you. To do so, you must fill out and sign a 2024 Bib Pick-Up Authorization Form and give it to your representative, along with a copy of your photo ID. Your representative must bring the signed form, copy of your photo ID, and their own photo ID to packet pick-up. Representatives without all three items will NOT be permitted to pick up your race packet, no exceptions.
  2. Purchase the Race Day Packet Pick-Up option (must be purchased by August 31). You may purchase this as an add-on during your initial registration, or go back to our registration page and purchase it later by clicking Store. This option allows you to pick up your packet on Saturday. If this option is sold out, you must pick up your packet yourself or make arrangements for option 1 above.



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