We want to make sure all our runners are physically healthy, the Florida Marathon & Half Marathon seeks to ensure the greatest number of properly trained athletes are on the start line. We understand that things happen like injuries, business trips, and unforeseeable conflicts. Our deferment and transfer policies allow runners to delay participation by a year or give someone else the chance to run in their place.


After registering for the Florida Marathon, some runners ultimately decide they are unable to participate in a marathon. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner.

Only runners registered for the Florida Marathon & Half Marathon may transfer an entry to another runner. There is a fee associated with transferring between individuals. Entries may not be transferred more than once.


There is a $30 fee to facilitate the transfer of an entry. When transferring an entry, runners do not receive a refund on registration fees. Any such monetary transactions must be handled directly between the transferring runners. Additional purchases made at the time of The Florida Marathon registration are not eligible to be transferred to another runner nor deferred to a future registration. Transfers are not available for the Florida Today 5K and 8K distances.

How to Transfer

The runner currently registered for the Florida Marathon or Half Marathon must complete the online form & payment by February 6, 2018. Current registered runners will require to know the age, DOB, email, emergency contact & the t-shirt size of the transfer runner. An email will be sent to the transfer recipient with a confirmation within 3-5 days. Once submitted, the transfer cannot be cancelled. Transfers are now closed. Transfers can now only be accepted at packet pick-up (cash only).


This year, The Florida Marathon & Half Marathon is allowing runners the option to defer their original registration to the next year’s marathon. Deferring an entry guarantees a spot to re-register in the following year’s event by forgoing participation in that year’s Marathon or Half Marathon. There is a $30 fee associated with this service. Any additional purchases made at the time of the initial registration including 5K & 8K Florida Today runs are not eligible to be deferred to a future registration. An entry may only be deferred once. Link can be found below.


Runners who deferred an entry from the 2018 to the 2019 Florida Marathon & Half Marathon must re-register to complete this process and guarantee participation. These runners will receive an instructional email and, later, a courtesy reminder once registrations are open for the following year.