RUNNERS! Demand Accurate Race Results and Better Transfer Policies in the Running Industry

BIB SWITCH
BIB SWITCH New York City, New York
450 Signatures Goal: 1,000

TODAY we can get a refund - or exchange - on almost anything we buy. So why are race entry fees often the exception? Help us change this for good!

Help BIBSWITCH bring runners and race organizers together to better the running industry.

BE PART OF THE CHANGE: SIGN OUR PETITION BELOW (no donations required)

WHAT IS BIBSWITCH?

BIBSWITCH makes transferring a bibnumber easy. We created a transparent online platform to facilitate transfers, donations and partial refunds on unused race numbers between athletes, runners and race organizers.

WHY WAS BIBSWITCH CREATED?

At BIBSWITCH, we believe in the power of today's Digital Age!

If you are a runner and you participate in road running events, then you have probably had first-hand experience with the "NO TRANSFER" & "NO REFUND" entry fee policies.This is where despite extenuating circumstances and the honest need to cancel registration in an race you signed up for in advance, you are DENIED a fair outcome or solution.

And this is a huge problem, because when we runners register for races: we really mean it! We are committed to our training, and we invest our time and money in order to cross the finish line on race day.

Unfortunately, sometimes there are circumstances that arise which basically give us runners NO CHOICE but to have to cancel: getting injured, a pregnancy, being called away for military service, death in the family, work emergencies and more. And we all know that after all the training and anticipation; it is really disappointing to have to cancel and not be able to run.

At BIBSWITCH, we also believe that transferring a bib SHOULD BE as easy as asking the race director in advance, to pass that number along to someone that can use it. We understand that illegal bibswapping is WRONG, creates skewed race results and unwanted liabilities for the organizers on the race day. Race organizers can eliminate this problem by working together with the running community and offering runners an option and an easy way to transfer their number when they get injured and/or can no longer show up on race day.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We want to let industry leaders and race organizers know that it is time to change the outdated race number transfer policies. We want them to start listening to what we the runners want. Together as a Team, we can have a stronger voice, and can better deliver this message.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION & share your comments with your fellow runners and race organizers. We will present the signatures as proof that thousands of runners want and deserve to have racing RULES THAT ARE FAIR.

HELP US SPREAD THE MESSAGE by copying the link and sharing the petition with your fellow runners, using the hashtag #bibswitchnow on social media.

We at BIBSWITCH do not ask you to donate anything to us; we only ask you to sign the petition and help this cause gain momentum. You are not obligated to donate any money after signing our petition, and if you do so, those proceeds will go directly to the iPetition platform and not to BIBSWITCH.

Sincerely,
The BIBSWITCH Team
www.bibswitch.com


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Highlights

April 6
350 Signatures! Thank you runners & athletes!
December 20
Petition has reached 250 signatures!
December 4
200+ Signatures! We are making progress here! Thank you!
September 24
We reached 100 signatures today. Thank you!
August 28
We are now live!

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  • Carol Varano
    Carol Varano United States, Harrisburg
    May 23, 2017
    May 23, 2017
    Unless there are specific performance standards for entry to the race, it makes no sense to deny bib transfers between athletes. I know many athletes that tend to avoid races with strict no deferral/no transfer policies, or others that ignore the no transfer policies & sell/give their bib away anyway. Neither situation is desirable for the competitors or race directors.
  • Christopher Swiderski
    Christopher Swiderski United States, Warwick
    May 12, 2017
    May 12, 2017
    This sounds like a great idea to help people keep running races. It sucks when you get hurt and end up out hundreds of dollars!
  • Peg Boren
    Peg Boren United States, Saint George
    May 11, 2017
    May 11, 2017
    This is an awesome service!!
  • Tara Gannon
    Tara Gannon United States
    Apr 25, 2017
    Apr 25, 2017
    Over this past year I have had to sit out 3 races due to different injuries occurring just weeks before the races, all outside of the window for transfers or deferrals with some races not even allowing that option. This puts me in a tough spot to either sell my bib illegally or sit out of these races wasting hundreds of dollars, adding insult to injury (literally) as I was already depressed I could not participate in these races but now spending all of this money without anything to show for it. I think this website is a GREAT idea and all races should allow these options for those of us who seem to be injury prone like myself so we are no longer scared to sign up for races in fear of wasting money and getting hurt once again.
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    Barry Wolfe United States
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    Andrew Richardi United States
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    Fernando Pitarello Argentina
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    Carol Varano United States
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