Recently someone told me they were running Chicago Marathon. I wondered why since registration closed months ago. Upon inquiring I learned they had bought the race bib/number from a friend (who is injured).
- Participant race number bibs are specific personal identifiers and may not be exchanged with or transferred/ sold to any other person.
- Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bibs is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events.
I know we all hate rules, but there is an actual reason for why this policy is in place. A few reasons are below.
#1) Liability/Medical If something were to happen to the new runner (Joe), no one would know. The runner that was injured (John) paid for the bib/number & race day privileges (plus 18 weeks of training hell