One problem with races that require you to register months in advance is that it can mean you wasted your money if you can’t run for some reason. If you get injured, or decide to go on vacation, or have any other commitment come up then you are usually out of luck.
Another problem with these races are that people who weren’t able to register for the race aren’t allowed to run, despite the fact that a certain percentage of those that did register won’t show up.
The TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10k is one such race, and this year they have implemented a race registration transfer policy that allows you to give your registration to somebody else for a $5 transfer fee. The basic process involves canceling your own registration, after which you will be sent a promotion code that you can give or sell to somebody else that will allow them to register for $5.
You won’t get a refund on your own registration, but if a friend wants to run then they can reimburse you directly.
If you know that you aren’t going to be able to run in August, then you might want to cancel your registration sooner rather than later; the transfer period ends on June 30th and it can take up to 5 business days to process your request.
You can read more details on the Beach to Beacon website:
If you are currently looking for somebody to buy a registration from or know you can’t run, feel free to leave a comment below so that you can trade registrations around.
Update: The transfer period has ended, but there is still a guaranteed way to get a legitimate race bib.