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Marine Corps Marathon transfer program opens June 12, runs through Aug. 30

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Didn’t get into the Marine Corps Marathon back in March? Here’s your second chance to snag a bib for the sold-out race.

The event’s transfer program opens today — June 12 —  allowing registered runners to transfer their bib to someone else for the Oct. 27 race.

The process, according to race officials:

“To initiate a transfer, runners currently registered must complete the MCM’s online transfer request form available at www.marinemarathon.com starting June 12. Once the request is processed, the registered runner will receive an email including a unique code, password and hyperlink to the online transfer registration form. The runner will then forward this information to the individual seeking to register.

All transfer requests must be completed by Aug. 30, 2013. Once submitted, the transfer cannot be cancelled. The new runner will complete the transferee form and pay a $30 fee to finalize the transaction. All new runners must complete their registration for the 38th MCM by Sept. 4.”

Each entry can only be transferred once, race officials said.

Transferring runners will not receive a refund from the Marine Corps Marathon, officials said. Instead, it is the responsibility of the runners to settle up for registration costs.

Registered to run, but having second throughts about the marathon? Marathon runners can transfer to the MCM10K at marinemarathon.com between June 12 and Aug. 30

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 31 ultramarathons. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .