2020 FAQ

Q: I've already registered for the in-person race. What are my options?

A: When you visit www.salemhalfmarathon.com a pop-up window will appear where you can declare your intentions for the 2020 race. (If the pop-up doesn't appear, scroll down a bit and the choices are listed. You may have to log into your RSU profile). You have four choices:

  1. Transfer to the virtual race.
  2. Defer to the 2021 race at no charge.
  3. Donate your entry to the race for the long-term sustainability of the race. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Salem Food Bank.
  4. Request a refund.

Q: Once I select my option from above, when will my registration be transferred/deferred/refunded?

A: We're still working out the details on all this with Runsignup. We recommend that you make your selection by October 1. On October 2, everyone who selected the virtual option will be transferred to the virtual event, if not before. On or before October 19, everyone who selected the deferral option will be deferred and everyone who selected the refund option will be refunded their entry fee.

Q: I deferred last year's race (2019) to this year. What now? 

A:  We will allow a second deferral at no cost THIS YEAR ONLY or you may choose to transfer to the virtual event.

Q: I paid full price for the race. Will I get refunded the difference for the price of the virtual event?

A: Yes. Refunds in the price difference will be issued when racers are transferred to the new event.

Q: I'm choosing the virtual option. How do I get my shirt, medal, Chick-fil-A sandwich, Olde Salem Brewing Co beverage, Fleet Feet coupon, etc.?

A: The Chick-fil-A sandwich will be in the form of a gift card, and the beer coupon will be attached to your bib. The Fleet Feet coupon will be in your packet. You have 3 options for getting your goodies:

  1. You can stop by City Hall on Saturday, October 10 between 9am and noon to pick up all your swag and get a finish line picture taken.
  2. You can stop by the Salem Parks and Recreation office at 620 Florida Street, Salem VA starting Monday, October 12 between 8am and 5pm to pick it up.
  3. You can opt to have it shipped to you at no cost. We appreciate pickup for runners that are local to reduce our costs.

Q: What about the Triple Crown? I was really looking forward to getting that medal!

A: If you register for or transfer to the Virtual Half Marathon OR if you donate your entry fee to the race, then you'll still be eligible for the Triple Crown Medal!

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