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Transfers, Deferrals & Withdrawals

Life happens—sometimes you can't race when and where you'd hoped to. Check out our regional policies below that outline withdrawal, transfer, or deferral options for your entry. 

United States & Canada

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Deferrals - Rules and Regulations

The deferral option is available to athletes that registered within 90 days of initial registration opening or for a limited Flex option offer.   

  • A deferral is only an option to the same race the next year. 

  • The deferral program is only for IRONMAN (FULL DISTANCE) races and not available for IRONMAN 70.3 events. 

  • Deferrals are only available for individual entries and not for relay teams, Comp Entries or Sponsor Entries. 

  • Athletes who elect to defer their entry forfeit any right for a partial refund, transfer or insurance refund. 

  • The deferral may only be used once. 

  • All deferral requests will be offered up until 45 days prior to the original race date. 

  • Athletes electing the payment plan may also utilize the deferral option once all three payments have been completed. 

Deferral Process

  • Fill out the deferral form.  

  • After filling out the form you will receive an automatic email from confirming that we have received your deferral request. In case you have not received this email please fill out the form again (please also check your junk folder for this email).   

  • If you are eligible for a deferral, we will cancel your registration to this year’s event within 7 working days and refund any additional purchases.  

  • One week before General Entries open for the IRONMAN Event that you are deferring to, we will send you an email with a personalized registration link to sign up at no costs.  

  • You must redeem your entry within 30 days of receiving that email. Any unredeemed links after 30 days will become void.