Frequently Asked Questions
These are the Frequently Asked Questions for our US and Puerto Rico events. If you are looking for FAQs for the Toronto Island, Canada event, please click here.
I can't participate. What is your cancellation policy?
Due to to upfront nature of event costs, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other event locations. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business trip, family emergency, illness, pregnancy, etc. All participants acknowledge and accept this policy during the registration process.
DEFERRALS*: While refunds are not possible, you can defer your race registration for one (1) calendar year. In order to defer your race registration, you must complete an Event Deferral Form and pay a deferral fee. Once registration opens for the following year, you will be sent a code via email to register yourself online free of charge. Please note, it will be your responsibility to register yourself for the next year's event. If for some reason the event is not continued at the original location, you will not receive a refund. You will be asked to choose from another Divas event.
Deferral deadline: Forms must be received at least one month prior to the original event date. If your deferral form is received less than a month before the event, we will not be able to process it.
CANCELLATIONS*: If you cannot participate and do not want to defer to the following year, you can complete a Cancellation Form. By canceling your registration you will not receive a refund, but we will send your participant shirt to you after the race. No other participant materials (bibs, medals, boas, tiaras, tutus, etc.) will be sent. US addresses only - we cannot ship internationally.
Cancellation deadline: Forms must be received at least one week prior to the event date. If your cancellation form is received less than a week before the event, we will not be able to process it.
TRANSFERS*: Starting in 2016, participants can transfer their registration to another person for a $25 transfer fee (paid by the original registrant). Registrations cannot be transferred to different locations. It is not possible to simply change the name on a registration. All transfers must be completed online via Active.com. Please visit Active.com's website for more information about the transfer process. The Divas® Series does not facilitate transfers on behalf of participants.
The new registrant will pay the current registration fee at the time of transfer. This means if the price has gone up since the original purchase, the new registrant must pay the higher price. The original registrant will get their base registration fee minus the $25 transfer fee refunded to them by Active.com once the new registrant has registered successfully. Please note, the original registrant will remain registered in our system until the new one registers. If the original registrant signed up using a deferral code, they will not receive any refund if they decide to transfer their registration.
Transfer deadline: The deadline to transfer a registration to another person is six weeks prior to the event date.
*Deferrals, cancellations and transfers are NOT available for Divas VIRTUAL races.
How can I make a change to my registration?
Bib names, shirt sizes, and category changes (i.e. half marathon to 5K or 5K to half marathon) can be made online via logging into your Active.com account (myevents.active.com) before the deadlines below:
- Bib name change- 6 weeks prior to race day
- Shirt size- 6 weeks prior to race day
- Category changes*- One month prior to race day
Participant names are unable to be changed. If you are interested in transferring your registration to another person, please see our transfer policy above.
*Please note, there will be no refunds given for changing from the half marathon to the 5K and there is an additional fee to change from the 5K to the half marathon. For our Special Edition Temecula Event, please contact our customer service team at email@example.com for category changes.
How long do I have to complete the course?Due to mandated road closures and re-openings, we have a 3 hour, 30 minute course time limit for our half marathons and a 1 hour time limit for the 5Ks. In addition, participants must maintain a minimum pace of 16 minutes per mile while on the course. For the safety of our participants, there is an official race vehicle that travels at the slowest allowable pace and will pick up participants that are unable to maintain the 16 minute per mile required pace. Race results/times will not be posted for participants who do not complete the entire course in the allotted time.
Do the 5Kers receive the same things as the half marathoners?
The 5Kers receive the same amenities as the half marathoners for the most part. Both will receive women's fit tech tees, drawstring Divas bags as well as finisher medals (however the half marathon medal is a bit larger). All participants will run by the boa and tiara station before the finish line and everyone will get bubbly*, post-race nourishment and entertainment once they finish! *Note: Due to local liquor laws, some locations only offer non-alcoholic bubbly.
Are men allowed to register?
Although we are a female-focused event, we do allow men to participate in both the half marathon and the 5K. Male participants are not eligible for awards in the half marathon and will only be awarded the top 3 overall in the 5K. Also, we do not offer men's fit tech tees.
Can I run with a baby stroller?
We do not allow strollers in the half marathon. Jogging strollers are allowed in the 5K but they MUST start at the back for the safety of the child as well as the other participants.
Is the Divas® Series a non-profit company?
While we are a for-profit company, we do support numerous volunteer groups in all of our locations. We have also partnered with Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) to help raise awareness in their effort to fight breast cancer. BCCA's central focus is on educating, empowering and encouraging all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer. Participants of the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series have the opportunity to raise funds for iGoPink and compete to be the Top iGoPink Individual and Team Fundraisers.We are a small, family-owned, event production company. Registration fees also go towards participant goodies (shirts, boa, tiara, finisher medals, drawstring bag, bibs, bubbly), race timing, entertainment, food, water, marketing, supplies, staffing, permits, road closures, site fees, course certification, law enforcement, medical staff, equipment rentals (barricades, port-a-potties, tables, tents, etc.) and so on.
Do you have group discounts?
If you have a minimum of 10 group members, members can receive a 10% discount.
Once we receive a completedGroup Discount form, we will create a custom coupon code for your team members to register online with. Each group member will need to register online separately since there is a waiver that must be signed by each individual. Group discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or applied to existing registrations. Refunds will not be given to members who may have already registered prior to the creation of the group discount code. We do not hold spots for group members, so members will be not able to register after an event has sold out.
Please allow a minimum of two business days for group discount codes to be created.
What are the age limits?
We ask that participants be at least 12 years old to participate in the half marathon and 8 years old for the 5K. These are the minimum age limits to register online. However, we do allow those younger than these ages to participate as long as they have a parent/guardian with them AT ALL TIMES. Also, the parent/guardian must be registered for the race. To register someone under 12 for the half marathon, or under 8 for the 5K, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a mail-in registration.
Packets MUST be picked up at the Health & Fitness Boutique. With the exception of VIP Packet Pick-Up (See below). All participants acknowledge and accept this policy during the registration process.
We request that all our participants pick up their own race packets for security purposes. However, we do understand that certain circumstances may arise where you cannot come in person.
If you cannot pick up your race packet yourself, someone else can pick it up for you. In order for them to do so, they MUST have the following items with them:
- A copy of your photo ID, and
- A Packet Pick Up Authorization Form (completed and signed by you)
Remember - there is NO race day pickup*.
We are unable to mail packets ahead of time since all packet materials (race bibs, t-shirts, Diva bags, etc.) are shipped directly to the packet pick up site the day before.
*with the exception of participants that purchase our VIP Packet Pick-Up (see question below) or Special Edition half marathon in Temecula.
What is VIP Packet Pick-Up?VIP Packet Pick-up is an optional paid service that will allow participants to pick up their race packets on race morning. If VIP Packet Pick-up is not purchased, participants must visit the Health & Fitness Boutique prior to race day to obtain their packet. It must be purchased in advance prior to the close of online registration and only limited spaces are available. Note, this does not apply for the Special Edition Temecula race since race day packet pick-up is already included.
I forgot to apply a discount code to my registration. Can I get a refund?
Sorry! Discounts will not be applied to current registrations. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Why isn't my discount code working for the Toronto Island, Canada event?
Most codes are valid for US event locations only.
Our participant shirts are women's fit technical t-shirts*. They are more fitted than a normal unisex tech-tee. Depending on your comfort level, some people prefer to order 1 size up. However, if you like a snugger fit, you may want to order according to your normal size. Click here for a size chart.
*Temecula participants receive women's fit track jackets instead of tech t-shirts.
We do allow the use of headphones during our races however we ask that you either 1. run with one earpiece in and one out or 2. listen at a low volume so you can hear any directions given to you along the course.
You can confirm your registration by selecting your event under the Events menu and then clicking on the pink CONFIRM REGISTRATION button. If you are using a mobile device, the button will be under the Registration section.
As a national race series, we receive many request to donate or sell additional medals for various purposes. While we certainly admire those who run for those who cannot, our medals are only awarded to people who complete the race. It is up to the runner whether or not they would like to gift their own medal to their running buddy/friend/etc.
Divas® Running Series
PO Box 56-1154
Miami, FL 33256-1154