Sioux Falls Marathon and Half Marathon :: FAQs

FAQs


What is the refund policy?

The Sioux Falls Marathon adheres to the standard marathon running industry policy. All entry fees are non-refundable. The entry fee for this year's event will not transfer to next year's event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are no exceptions.


Can I switch events or transfer my entry to another participant?

Yes, the Sioux Falls Marathon allows you to switch events or transfer your entry to another participant. All switches must be done prior to midnight on August 12, 2018. A $5 service fee will be charged for switching events through May 27, 2018. Starting on May 28, a $10 service fee will be charged for any switches. When switching events, you will only be charged if the registration price for the race you are switching to is greater than the registration price you have already paid. In addition to that, if the registration price for the race you are switching to is lower than the registration price you have already paid, you will not be refunded the difference.

  • Switch Events: CLICK HERE, to see instructions on how to switch events.
  • Transfer: CLICK HERE, to see instructions on how to transfer your registration to another person.


What are the age requirements for the Sioux Falls Marathon events?

• Minimum age requirement for the Sioux Falls Marathon is 16 years old.
• Minimum age requirement for the Sioux Falls Half Marathon is 12 years old.
• Minimum age requirement for the Sioux Falls 10k is 10 years old.
• There is no age minimum for the Sioux Falls 5K.


What is the weather policy?

As we realize the time and commitment for participants to take part in the race, as prudent hosts of the event with a safety first attitude, race officials may cancel, delay or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancelation, refunds will not be issued. Examples of extreme weather include:
• Lightning or the immediate threat of lightning
• Extreme heat or anticipated extreme heat
• Extreme cold or anticipated extreme cold
• Heavy precipitation (rain, sleet, snow)
• High winds

In the event of inclement weather prior to 6:30 AM, the start time of this event may be delayed by up to 45 minutes.  If a delay of more than 45 minutes is necessary, then the Marathon will be shortened to a Half Marathon. Should the weather conditions continue to be unsafe for the run, the event will be canceled for all participants.

Athletes will be notified of event changes via email and social media. The Official Sioux Falls Marathon event app (search Sioux Falls Marathon) can be downloaded through Apple Store and Google Play to receive up to the minute event updates through push notifications (opt-in).

 

What are the course time limits? 

The Sioux Falls Marathon time limits are set to provide a safe and positive race day experience. Participants in all distances will need to be able to maintain the average pace per mile in order to complete their race before street closures expire. 

  • Marathon - 6 hours and 30 minutes 
  • Half Marathon - 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • 10k - 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Miracle 5k - 1 hour
These times ensure that runners are protected from vehicular traffic and have the support needed to successfully complete the race.
 

Can I wear headphones?

While the Sioux Falls Marathon discourages the use of iPods and headphones, we do not impose a ban on wearing such devices. Many runners choose not to wear headphones, and instead listen to the crowd cheer them back to the finish line.


Can I run with a jogging stroller?

Jogging strollers are not permitted on the full marathon, half marathon or 10K courses. Jogging strollers are allowed in the 5K but we do request that all participants with jogging strollers start at the back of the field to ensure safety of all participants. 


I am unable to make the scheduled packet pick-up times. Can a friend or family member pick up my packet for me?

If you are unable to make it to the scheduled packet pick-up times above, you may have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you. If you choose to do so, please have the person bring a completed Packet Pick-up Authorization Form. Race/Bib numbers will be made available one week prior to the race. Please check the main page of the SiouxFallsMarathon.com site as numbers will be posted for each race.

 

What size should I choose for my pullover?

See the official size chart below:

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