What is the Green Bib Program?

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The Green Bib Program gives participants with the choice about whether to receive a race shirt and medal as part of their race day experience. If a participant chooses the Green Bib option, a donation will be made to a participating sustainability charity in lieu of a race shirt and medal. On race day, they will be wearing a green bib to indicate this choice.
At Canada Running Series, we’re always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact, and we want to provide our participants with that same ability. By offering the green bib as a registration option, we allow our participants to be in choice about what they receive as part of their race experience.

Can I defer my entry due to pregnancy or postpartum?

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Yes! Please review our pregnancy and postpartum deferral policy below.
Who is eligible:
Anyone who is a registered participant, and is or becomes pregnant prior to race day and chooses to not participate in the event due to such circumstances. For clarification, Canada Running Series considers postpartum to be 24 weeks following the birth of a child.
How to request a pregnancy or postpartum deferral:
To obtain a pregnancy or postpartum deferral, the participant must:
Submit a pregnancy or postpartum deferral request in writing to info@canadarunningseries.com any time after registering for the event, but no later than 14 days before race day.
Provide written confirmation of the participant’s pregnancy signed by a physician, registered midwife, or other medical professional.
What does a pregnancy or postpartum deferral provide:
A participant who obtains a pregnancy or postpartum deferral will have their original registration deactivated and will be provided a promo code that can be used to register for one of the next two subsequent events. The promo code must be used to register for the same Canada Running Series Event as the original registration. If it is not used within the following two years, no refund or additional deferral will be provided.
If a participant becomes pregnant again during a pregnancy or postpartum deferral period, they may request a second consecutive pregnancy or postpartum deferral. This would permit them to defer their race entry a second time.
Canada Running Series will allow no more than two consecutive pregnancy deferral requests per event. If the individual is unable to participate after requesting two consecutive deferrals, the participant understands they will not be offered a refund. However, participants are allowed to request additional non-consecutive pregnancy or postpartum deferrals for future pregnancies.

What are the processing fees that I’m charged with my registration?

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Race Roster collects a fee on all transactions (processing fees) as this is an industry standard. Their team assists our races from beginning to end, and this fee allows them to provide meaningful customer support to all participants, covers merchant costs of processing the transaction, the technology costs of developing an online registration platform, includes event cancellation protection for participants in the case of an emergency, and ensures that the online race experience is seamless for all.

We understand that some people aren’t familiar with where these fees are spent, and may think they are an irrelevant added cost, though without them, we would not be able to host the events that we do.

Can I transfer my registration to another participant?

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We will be allowing runners to transfer their bib at the Help Desk at Race Kit Pickup on March 30th-31st ONLY (See the Race Kit Pickup schedule here!)

How to transfer:
1. The original participant sends the new participant their bib number and written permission to pick up the bib and transfer the registration
2. The new participant will go to Race Kit Pickup and pick up the race kit, including participant shirt
3. The new participant will take this race kit to the Help Desk at Race Kit Pickup to transfer the registration. Please Note it is a $10 CASH ONLY fee for all participant transfers.

Participants purchasing a transfer bib will receive the original registrant’s shirt size and style.

There will be an opportunity to exchange the un-worn shirt after the race period. Sizing and exchanges are not guaranteed, but you can let the new registrant know that they can email info@canadarunningseries.com after the in-person event is over on April 1st to see if we have their desired inventory

Can I transfer into another sub-event?

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Yes, we will be allowing distance transfers into the in-person event until March 25th at 11:59 P.M. Transfers into the virtual event will be accepted until March 31st.

To transfer your distance, visit the event page and click the ‘Transfer’ button on the left hand menu.

There is a $10 administrative fee to transfer between events, plus any additional registration fee difference between events.