Since many of our costs are incurred prior to race day and are non-refundable, we do not issue refunds for races for any reason. In the event that we need to cancel or reschedule the race prior to race day, you will be given options that may include:
- Deferring to next year’s race
- Switching to another T4H Race
- Racing virtually
If you are not OK with any of these options, please do not register for this event.
Withdrawal requests must be received in by May 18, 2021 via E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletes who deferred from our cancelled 2020 event:
If you can not race Grand Rapids Triathlon on either June 19 or June 20, 2021 you MUST contact us by January 11, 2021 in order to receive a 100% deferral to our 2022 event. If you contact us after January 11, 2021, you will receive the standard 50% discount off an equal distance or shorter race by Tris4Health in 2022.
All other athletes:
If for any reason, you need to withdraw from a race you have already registered, you can request in writing a 50% discount off an equal distance or shorter race by Tris4Health in 2022. In order to be eligible for the Deferral Discount, these requests must be receive by May 18, 2021. For example, if you are currently registered for the half distance triathlon, you will receive a unique discount code to register for a 2022 race. That discount code would give you a 50% of the total you paid for your registration. There will be no refunds under any circumstances. This policy will be strictly adhered to for fairness to all.
2021 Contingency Plan
In the interest of transparency, we are attempting to list possible contingencies based on potential COVID restrictions in 2021. This is by no means exhaustive and we reserve the right to modify these options at any time. These would be options of last resort as our intent is to always host the event as planned.
If we are allowed to race but at a limited capacity:
We reserve the right to switch the shorter distance races to virtual while allowing the longer distance races to be completed as live, in-person events.
If more people are registered for a distance than we are allowed to host at the event site:
We reserve the right to hold a lottery to determine which athletes will be able to race in-person. Those people not selected for the lottery will be given options such as switching to virtual, deferral, etc. These options will be fully determined at a later date.
If the event is held over multiple days and we are allowed to race but at a limited capacity, we may switch the shorter events to virtual and split the longer events into two separate days. For example, if Super Sprint and Sprint events are held on Saturday and the Olympic and Half distance events are normally held on a Sunday and we are only allowed 500 people on site, we reserve the right to move the Olympic to Saturday and the half on Sunday as planned. The shorter events would switch to virtual. If for some reason an athlete is unable to race on the new date they will be given options such as, but not limited to, switching to virtual or deferring to another year.
Agreeing to the waivers and payment of your entry fee constitutes your acceptance of all Tris4Health and USAT policies.
Event Modifications / Cancellations
The race directors and/or USAT officials reserve the right to reschedule, modify or cancel any or all portions of an event if weather conditions, water quality or anything else that compromises athlete safety or makes the originally planned event impossible. There will be no refunds for rescheduled, modified or canceled events.
You may transfer your registration for a $35 fee. If you would like to arrange this please email email@example.com. Packet pick-up will require photo proof of identity. Participants who swap or sell their race number will not be allowed to race in another Tris4Health event for a period of 2 years and will be subject to disciplinary action by USAT.
Tris4Health will allow you to change events up until Packet Pick-up. There are will be no refunds give if transferring to a shorter distance race. If you transfer to a longer distance or relay, you will be required to pay the difference between what you paid for your registration and the current price of the event you are transferring. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to change events. All requests for distance changes, must be received by June 1, 2021.
For more information about the Grand Rapids Triathlon please contact us here.