Ironman races are a HUGE investment, both financially with entries over $600 (in addition to having to get there, eat, sleep, and travel while there), and in terms of time. But what happens when you get injured, ill, or life happens and you can’t race?
Today, Ironman brand announced its Full Refund Plan, which is a policy for an additional fee, like travel insurance when purchasing a flight. “For a fee of $40 for IRONMAN 70.3 races and $90 for IRONMAN races, athletes can purchase the Full Refund Plan at the time of registration only.”
From their press release email:
“IRONMAN is proud to announce the Full Refund Plan administered by Stonebridge Benefit Services, Inc., a Transamerica Company, for race registration refunds. Athletes have the option to purchase the Full Refund Plan during the registration process for certain 2015 U.S. IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races effective immediately. The Full Refund Plan will give athletes additional flexibility and will co-exist with the Partial Refund Policy (for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events) and the Transfer Policy (for IRONMAN events only).
If an athlete elects to purchase the Full Refund Plan and is unable to participate in the event due to an injury, unforeseen illness, pregnancy, childbirth, active military duty, or travel delays to the event, they may be eligible for a full refund of the registration fees paid to enter the event.”
See the full policy here: http://www.ironman.com/full-refund-plan.aspx#axzz375sfHQzN