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Helpful Tips on Last Minute Registration Changes

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How to Transfer, Gift, Switch, and Update Your Race Registration!

This time of year many of you are looking to switch events, or transfer your registrations to another runner or change the info on your bib. Want to make sure you are in the Steel Challenge? It can all be a bit confusing, so we've tried to make a cheat sheet to help you get through the process with ease! (PS. All online changes must be processed by April 9 at 11:59 PM EST.)

SWITCHING/TRANSFERRING/GIFTING A REGISTRATION
If you are looking to switch events (i.e. move from the half to full, etc.) or if you need to transfer or gift your registration to another runner (because you are no longer able to run), those changes must take place through our official switch/transfer process online before 11:59 PM EST on April 9.

  • What is the difference between transferring as a gift and transferring for partial refund?  If you transfer your registration to another runner, you are refunded the amount you paid minus the $15 change fee, and the new runner pays the current full price to take over your registration (they do NOT pay the amount you originally paid - this is a big misconception!)  However, if you know the person you are transferring the registration to, you can instead choose to "gift" it to them. By gifting it to them, you only pay the change fee online and can make other arrangements amongst yourselves. (We only recommend this method if you know the person you are gifting to.)  

Please note, once online registration closes, switches and transfers/gifts can still be finalized - just not until race weekend at the Expo, for an increased transaction fee.

Visit the FAQ section of our website for step-by-step details on how to switch events or transfer/gift your registration.

PERSONALIZED BIB NAME, AGE & PACE TIME CHANGES
If you need to make any edits to your registration information, including personalized bib name, age, pace time, shirt size, etc., those changes must also take place online before 11:59 PM EST on April 9.

When changing a personalized bib name, please note that there is a ten (10) character limit. Anything over ten characters will be cut off to fit above your race number. (Bib personalization appears above the race number and applies to Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay participants only.)

To update any of your registration information, please log into your account at runsignup.com.

STEEL CHALLENGE

Looking to join the Steel Challenge and run the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K on Saturday and earn a bonus medal by completing one of the Sunday races?  Don't worrry - getting signed up is easier than you think!  If you are already registered for a Sunday event, just look in your registration confirmation email to find your $10 off discount code. Go back to RunSignUp and register for the 5K using that code and you are automatically IN. No extra steps required! 

Not registered for any of the races yet?  Register for the Sunday race first and follow steps above.  

Already registered for both but didn't use the code? Don't worry, your bib will be marked race weekend to indicate you are a Steel Challenge participant! If not, let someone know at the Expo!

There, that should help you get through these last 20 days of registration with ease!

When in doubt, check our FAQs!

Happy Training Runner Of Steel!

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