How To: Defer to Next Year

Refund policy details

*The process of deferment breaks into two main parts: deferring the race, and claiming the deferment by identifying which race you want to apply registration fees to. Please read these instructions thoroughly before deferring.

To defer your registration, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Click My Registered Races
  4. Click Manage next to the event you are signed up for
  5. Click the Defer Registration menu item
  6. Click Confirm Deferral


  • Once your registration is deferred or transferred to another race you no longer qualify for a refund.

At this point your registration has been deferred and there is nothing more you need to do. You can select your race now or later. Read on.

The page you are brought to allows you to select the race you would like to apply your registration to. If you want to defer to the same race next year, you will need to wait until that race's registration is open. If you are not sure at this time which race you would like to defer to (or you want to defer to a race that registration has not yet open for) you can do that at any time. Just follow the instructions below when you are ready to make that selection.

How do I claim my deferment?
Once you are ready to choose which race you would like to apply your deferred race registration towards, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Sign In to RunSignUp
  2. Go to your Profile
  3. Click My Deferrals
  4. Click Complete Deferral next to the event you have deferred
  5. Find the event you want and click Start Transfer
  6. Complete registration for that race.



Note: If you used a code to register, or transferred from another race- once you defer, please contact us to have the code reactivated or we will create a code for the transfer amount.

Questions or Comments?

  • Carmen Harris says:

    I can’t make the smoky bear half in September 2020 so I tried to defer to 2021 and paid a balance but it still shows I am signed up for the 2020. Help please.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Carmen – Registration for the 2021 Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon isn’t open yet – you transferred back into the 2020 race. I have refunded the extra you paid and canceled that registration. Once registration opens for the 2021 race you can log back into RunSignup, click Deferrals, and Complete Deferment.

  • Emma Roche says:

    Hi! I was originally going to participate in the Grand Teton half marathon, but then I transferred to the Rocky Mountain half marathon. Now I can not attend the Rocky Mountain half marathon anymore. Would I be able to defer until the 2021 race for the Grand Teton half marathon?

  • Sally Xia says:

    I would like to defer my registration to 2021. Is it still a possibility? I registered for the Glacier National Park.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Sally – I have transferred you to the 2021 Glacier Half marathon. You should receive a confirmation email shortly.

  • Fhye Fronda says:

    I defer my Zion Half from last year 2020 to Zion 2021 but i couldn’t see any deferment in my account. Pls help. I want to run the Half Marathon at Zion next year.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Fhye – You should have received an email with your deferment code to use during registration. I will resend it.

  • Abigail says:

    I registered for the quad for 2020. I wanted to defer for 2021 but I can’t find all my registrations. It seems to have separated them. I’m missing the Grand Teton 5k.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Abigail – I have deferred your registration to the 2021 Grand Quad and sent a confirmation email. I’ll send the bonus codes after the May 25th deadline.

  • Echo Allen says:

    Can you verify that the Quad registration for my Teton/Yellowstone races was deferred? Since the registration for 2021 isn’t available yet, I hope it will show in my profile once the registration opens up.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Echo – It looks like you deferred back into the 2020 event. The 2021 event is open – you can defer into it by logging in to your RunSignup account and clicking Deferrals. From there you will see the 2021 Grand Teton/Yellowstone event. Click on it and there will be a drop-down menu where you can choose the Grand Quad.

  • Ryan Anderson says:

    I’m looking for 1 or 2 bibs for the 30K race at Bryce Canyon. If you’re looking to defer 1 or 2 bibs feel free to email me. Thank you!

  • stephanie herbert says:

    I entered the defer link, but i am not sure if it actually worked, it was asking me to defer to different races
    2021 yosemite was not listed.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Stephanie – Sorry for the confusion – your registration is correctly deferred. Registration for the 2021 Yosemite race isn’t open yet – it will in a few months and you can log back in and transfer your deferred credit into that event. We’ll send a reminder email once registration opens.

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