How To: Defer to Next Year

Refund policy details

To defer to the next year's event do the following:

  1. Sign in to your profile at
  2. Click Manage Registration next to the registration that you would like to defer
  3. Click the Defer menu item

This will remove you from this year's race and put you on the deferral list for next year's race. You won't see your deferred registration in your RunSignUp account, but don't be alarmed - before the race, you'll receive a deferment coupon that you can use to register for next yearโ€™s race (or any of our other races).

Questions or Comments?

  • Kristy Coleman says:

    I had to defer my registration because of an injury 2 years ago. Is the deferral only good for one year?

  • fhye fronda says:

    i just made a defer today instead of running the 2020 zion half, i want to run it in 2021

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Fhye – You will receive an email with a deferment code after the race. Once registration opens, use that code to register for next year’s race.

  • Nancy lammon says:

    How do I register for next year?

  • David M. says:

    Iโ€™m in the military and found out I canโ€™t make the race this weekend at the Smokeyโ€™s. When is the last day I can defer or transfer?

  • Mark Valk says:

    Hello, I had to defer my registration for the Great Smoky Mountains half. When will I get a code for next year’s race? Thanks!

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Mark – Yes! After the race, you will get an email with a deferment code that can be used to register for next year’s race once registration opens – usually a couple of months after this year’s race.

  • Debbie Stairs says:

    I had to defer my 2019 registration because of a hamstring injury. When can I expect to received my deferment code? I’d like to register and make plans for 2020!

  • Rebecca says:

    I have not received my deferment email for the Great Smoky Mountain Half that I could not make last year.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Rebecca – The deferment code was emailed to you but never opened – it probably went to spam or junk. I have just re-emailed you the deferment code.


    Trying to my deferral From last years race and it is not going through. I need to speak to someone about receiving my metals from the Grand Canyon half marathon.

  • Jennifer says:

    What if Iโ€™ve deferred a race, but now want to transfer to a different race? Can that be done?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Jennifer – You will receive an email with a deferment code the weekend of the race. Otherwise, email me at and let me know which race you want to transfer to and I can do that for you.

  • Mike Palacio says:

    When is the absolute last day to defer my race?

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