Marine Corps Marathon Opens Transfer Program

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 8, 2011
Runners can now transfer their bib over at the Marine Corps Marathon. Photo: Daily

Runners can now transfer their bib over at the Marine Corps Marathon. Photo: Daily

Runners now have the option to transfer their bib to someone else.

On Tuesday, organizers for the Marine Corps Marathon unveiled something unusual for a large race: They are now allowing registered runners who cannot participate to transfer their entry to those who can. Additionally, registered runners who may think the marathon is too much for them can also transfer over to the 10K at no cost.

Tami Faram, the public relations coordinator for the event, said the transfer program was created to help runners who might have certain things like injuries or personal matters get in the way of their race. “We really wanted to give runners an opportunity to transfer slots because things happen: injuries, business trips and even deployment,” she said. “The transfer program allows them to give a highly coveted spot to another runner.”

The online transfer forms must be received no later than 23 September. New runners have to pay a $30 fee and finish the process by September 30.

The 36th annual Marine Corps Marathon, which will be held on October 30, is sold out.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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