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We're GOING VIRTUAL!

 

SOME EXCITING NEWS

UPDATE: 08/03/2020

Dear Runners and Supporters,

 

We, at Malibu Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, are committed to hosting memorable running events for enthusiastic runners of all levels. We pride ourselves on offering an inclusive and positive experience every year: not just on race day but throughout the weeks and months leading up to it. 

 

This year, COVID-19 has forced events world-wide, including running events, to seriously consider the safety and ethical implications of hosting an event where 1000s of people gather in close proximity to each other. 

 

The safety of our runners, volunteers, staff and partners is something we take very seriously and ultimately this takes priority in any decision we make, big or small. Thus, having monitored the situation closely over the last 6 months and maintaining continuous contact with State and City officials and advisors, we have taken the difficult, but sensible decision, to pivot this year’s event into a virtual experience.

For those who are yet to register or still want to #RunMalibuVRTL this year, we are excited to be hosting 3 virtual events presented by Rusnak BMW: our iconic Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk and a new innovative 30-day, wellness and fitness, 50-mile challenge. 

Malibu VRT Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk presented by Rusnak BMW

The Malibu VRTL Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk presented by Rusnak BMW event will take place wherever you like, at whatever time is convenient, between the 7th and 8th November. All runners who register before 8th October will receive the exclusive race T-shirt and Malibu Medal in time for the race. Leading up to and during the race weekend stay tuned for plenty of sponsor prizes and offers, giveaways, training tips, Q&As and live feeds.

Malibu VRT 50-Mile Challenge presented by Rusnak BMW

We are super excited to also be hosting our first-ever Malibu VRTL 50-Mile Challenge presented by Rusnak BMW. This will be a full month of exclusive access to training plans and tips, HITT classes, yoga sessions, sponsor prizes and offers, and more. The ultimate target will be to run and/or walk 50 miles before the end of the month (~1.6 miles daily) and we’ll have a dedicated team of accountability trainers coaching you through the whole experience.

 

Every challenge participant will receive an exclusive Challenge T-shirt and, if you have completed the 50-miles by the end of November, an exclusive challenge medal. Our sponsors and partners are also really excited about this new innovative offering and so they’ll be cheering you along the way by offering exciting opportunities at each milestone. And just wait till you meet our team of fitness and wellness coaches who will be training us along the way - we know you’ll love them!

IF YOU are currently REGISTERED TO RUN MALIBU 

To all those loyal and committed runners that have already registered for this year’s event, we understand that this is not what you signed up for. We, of course, hope you will still #RunMalibuVRTL with us and, if you decide to do so, we will provide a credit for any difference in pricing you might have paid that can be used for another virtual entry (get family or friends to tag along) or towards our future events.

 

Having said that, we understand that this may not be preferable for some, so we will also be offering a free deferral of your entry, including any add-ons purchased during registration, to 2021 or 2022 to whoever would like - no questions asked. 

 

If you are currently registered you will receive an email with the full set of options to choose from. If you haven't received the email first check your spam folder and, if you still cannot find it, please get in touch with us at info@runmalibu.com.

To everyone in the Run Malibu Tribe, we know these are difficult times and we share the disappointment that Run Malibu won’t be a physical event this year, but we are confident and excited about the opportunity to be a positive light in these difficult times. 

 

Please stay safe and we hope to #RunMalibuVRTL with you this year. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to reach out personally to our race director at Erica@runmalibu.com.

FAQs

I never received the email with the coupon.


Please wait until August 21st and if you haven't received any email from us with a COUPON, please get in touch with us at info@runmalibu.com.




WHEN WILL REGISTRATION OPEN? IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER?


Registration will open August 7th until until sold out. We recommend registering before October 8th to be guaranteed to receive the race tee-shirt and medal prioir to the race weekend.




What is the Malibu VRTL Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk presented by Rusnak BMW all about?


Click here for more info and to preview the 2020 VRTL swag.




Cancellation / Refund Policy


The marathon running industry's policy is that all entry fees and ancillary purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable under any and all circumstances. However, we’re living though a global pandemic which has significantly impacted all of us to an extent that no one could ever have imagined. For this reason we have decided to review our standard cancellation policy allowing free deferrals to 2021 or 2022 (including add-ons) and to provide new virtual options to be a positive light in these difficult times.




If I am currently registered but if've bever received any communication email about my options.


If you are currently registered you should have received an email sent on August 3rd with the full set of options to choose from. If you haven't received the email first check your spam folder and, if you still cannot find it, please click here to be directed to the selection page on RunSignUp.com. A pop-up window will appear with a checkbox menu to choose from.




How can I use my credit?


If you are currently egistered for this year’s event and decide to run any of our new virtual events in 2020, we will provide you with a credit for any difference in pricing you might have paid that can be used for another virtual entry (get family or friends to tag along, or sign up for multiple events) or towards our future events. The credit will be issued in a form of a coupon that will be sent to you via email with a set of instructions on how to redeem it. The coupon can be applied at checkout when you sign up for another virtual events or for any of the 2021 virtual and physical events (lots of options). Please note that the coupon will be valid for a single use transaction (it cannot be split into multiple purchases) even if its value is greater than the total at checkout.




Will the virtual event count towards my legacy staus?


Yes, absolutely! Your loyalty and determination to be part of the Run Malibu experience will always be rewarded.




If I am currently registered and I want to Switch to a Virtual Race, will I have to pay the entry fee again?


Absolutely not. In fact, if you decide to run any of our virtual events, we will provide you with a credit for any difference in pricing you might have paid that can be used for another virtual entry (get family or friends to tag along) or towards our future events. You only have to indicate your selections here before the August 7th deadline. Then sit back and wait for an email from us with a Coupon Code to use to redeem your credit.




What is the Malibu VRTL 50-Mile Challenge presented by Rusnak BMW all about?


Click here for more info and to preview the 2020 VRTL swag.




Can I partecipate in multiple virtual events?


Absolutely! We actually encourage that. In fact if you sign up for the Malibu VRTL 5K as well as the VRTL 50-Mile Challenge for instance, you can log the 5K run as both the result of your 5K race and one of the activities towards completing your challenge! The same thing applies to the Malibu VRTL Half Marathon +VRTL 50-Mile Challenge, or even the Malibu VRTL 5K + VRTL Half Marathon +VRTL 50-Mile Challenge. Boom!





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