Transfers to new participants, change in distances or deferrals

Participants are able to change distances, or transfer to another participant for a $20 fee, up until September 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Participants in our U.S.-Only races may continue transfer to another participant or change distances for a $25 fee, up until Oct. 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST, with some exceptions. Instructions for how to change your registration to another distance, how to transfer to another person or defer your registration through our registration partner EnMotive can be found below. The deadline for deferrals is October 18, 2024.

Transferring to a new participant

  1. Log into your EnMotive account here. Click ‘Registrations’ and find your 2024 registration for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select Actions Transfer registration.
  4. Please enter the email address of the person you wish to transfer your registration to. This will then send an email with transfer information to the new registrant.
  5. The new registrant will be able to use the custom link sent to them for 48 hours. They will be charged the transfer fee.
  6. If the person does not transfer their registration within 48 hours, you will need to follow steps 1-4 again to get a new custom link sent out.
  7. The new registrant does not have to participate in the same race as the original participant. When they sign up with the custom link, they will be able to select a new event and just pay the difference in price between the two!

Note: EnMotive will not refund the registration fee for the original registration. Any compensation for the transferred registration needs to be handled outside of the platform.

Changing to a different distance

  1. Log into your EnMotive account here. Click “Registrations” and find your current 2024 registration for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select “View Registration.”
  4. Next to category click “edit.”
  5. Choose the event distance you would like to change to.
  6. You will need to answer all the necessary questions and pay the difference between the two events if you are upgrading as well as the category change fee.

Deferring your registration

Participants are able to defer their registration to the 2025 event for a $50 fee, up until October 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. No deferrals will be accepted after this date. No deferrals will be accepted at the Health & Fitness Expo. Instructions for how to defer your registration can be found below.

  1. Log into your EnMotive Account here. Click “Registrations” and find your current 2024 registration for our event.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select “Defer to another event.”
  4. From the event dropdown menu, select “2025 Detroit Free Press Marathon,” then follow the prompts to complete the deferral.
  5. Once your self-deferral is complete*, you will receive an email with your 2025 event information. You will not need to re-register when 2025 registration opens.

*For the Challenge Series, you will only have to self-defer one event in the series and pay the deferral fee at that time. Then, you will need to reach out to request deferral(s) of other event(s) in the Challenge Series at no cost. Details below.

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Transfers to new participants, change in distances or deferrals

Participants are able to change distances, or transfer to another participant for a $20 fee, up until September 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Participants in our U.S.-Only races may continue transfer to another participant or change distances for a $25 fee, up until Oct. 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST, with some exceptions. Instructions for how to change your registration to another distance, how to transfer to another person or defer your registration through our registration partner EnMotive can be found below. The deadline for deferrals is October 18, 2024.

Transferring to a new participant

  1. Log into your EnMotive account here. Click ‘Registrations’ and find your 2024 registration for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select Actions Transfer registration.
  4. Please enter the email address of the person you wish to transfer your registration to. This will then send an email with transfer information to the new registrant.
  5. The new registrant will be able to use the custom link sent to them for 48 hours. They will be charged the transfer fee.
  6. If the person does not transfer their registration within 48 hours, you will need to follow steps 1-4 again to get a new custom link sent out.
  7. The new registrant does not have to participate in the same race as the original participant. When they sign up with the custom link, they will be able to select a new event and just pay the difference in price between the two!

Note: EnMotive will not refund the registration fee for the original registration. Any compensation for the transferred registration needs to be handled outside of the platform.

Changing to a different distance

  1. Log into your EnMotive account here. Click “Registrations” and find your current 2024 registration for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select “View Registration.”
  4. Next to category click “edit.”
  5. Choose the event distance you would like to change to.
  6. You will need to answer all the necessary questions and pay the difference between the two events if you are upgrading as well as the category change fee.

Deferring your registration

Participants are able to defer their registration to the 2025 event for a $50 fee, up until October 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. No deferrals will be accepted after this date. No deferrals will be accepted at the Health & Fitness Expo. Instructions for how to defer your registration can be found below.

  1. Log into your EnMotive Account here. Click “Registrations” and find your current 2024 registration for our event.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select “Defer to another event.”
  4. From the event dropdown menu, select “2025 Detroit Free Press Marathon,” then follow the prompts to complete the deferral.
  5. Once your self-deferral is complete*, you will receive an email with your 2025 event information. You will not need to re-register when 2025 registration opens.

*For the Challenge Series, you will only have to self-defer one event in the series and pay the deferral fee at that time. Then, you will need to reach out to request deferral(s) of other event(s) in the Challenge Series at no cost. Details below.

Supreme:

Wonder:

Temptation:

Transfers to new participants, change in distances or deferrals

Participants are able to change distances, or transfer to another participant for a $20 fee, up until September 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Participants in our U.S.-Only races may continue transfer to another participant or change distances for a $25 fee, up until Oct. 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST, with some exceptions. Instructions for how to change your registration to another distance, how to transfer to another person or defer your registration through our registration partner EnMotive can be found below. The deadline for deferrals is October 18, 2024.

Transferring to a new participant

  1. Log into your EnMotive account here. Click ‘Registrations’ and find your 2024 registration for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select Actions Transfer registration.
  4. Please enter the email address of the person you wish to transfer your registration to. This will then send an email with transfer information to the new registrant.
  5. The new registrant will be able to use the custom link sent to them for 48 hours. They will be charged the transfer fee.
  6. If the person does not transfer their registration within 48 hours, you will need to follow steps 1-4 again to get a new custom link sent out.
  7. The new registrant does not have to participate in the same race as the original participant. When they sign up with the custom link, they will be able to select a new event and just pay the difference in price between the two!

Note: EnMotive will not refund the registration fee for the original registration. Any compensation for the transferred registration needs to be handled outside of the platform.

Changing to a different distance

  1. Log into your EnMotive account here. Click “Registrations” and find your current 2024 registration for the Detroit Free Press Marathon.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select “View Registration.”
  4. Next to category click “edit.”
  5. Choose the event distance you would like to change to.
  6. You will need to answer all the necessary questions and pay the difference between the two events if you are upgrading as well as the category change fee.

Deferring your registration

Participants are able to defer their registration to the 2025 event for a $50 fee, up until October 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. No deferrals will be accepted after this date. No deferrals will be accepted at the Health & Fitness Expo. Instructions for how to defer your registration can be found below.

  1. Log into your EnMotive Account here. Click “Registrations” and find your current 2024 registration for our event.
  2. In the right corner of your registration, click on the three dots.
  3. Select “Defer to another event.”
  4. From the event dropdown menu, select “2025 Detroit Free Press Marathon,” then follow the prompts to complete the deferral.
  5. Once your self-deferral is complete*, you will receive an email with your 2025 event information. You will not need to re-register when 2025 registration opens.

*For the Challenge Series, you will only have to self-defer one event in the series and pay the deferral fee at that time. Then, you will need to reach out to request deferral(s) of other event(s) in the Challenge Series at no cost. Details below.

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Wonder:

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