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2020 #MIMGARR Refund Procedures

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Great news, runners! We're excited to announce The 2020 Great American River Run has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020! We are working right now to make this rescheduled GARR even better! (For those cool weather runners, it already sounds great, right??)


The registration fees that you have already submitted for May are in the books, so relax, you're all set to run our downtown and river courses on the new fall date. We'll be sending additional communications in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on your inbox.

However, if you can't make the new date, we completely understand; these are crazy times and not everyone's schedule can adjust, so check out these OPTIONS you can choose from!

OPTION 1- Defer your 2020 registration fee to the 2021 GARR which will be held May 29, 2021. Simply scroll down and let us know you’d like to defer to the 2021 event. We will process your request and reserve your space for next year.  NOTE: the deferral window is open for 30 days until June 11, 2020.

OPTION 2- Make your registration fee a tax-deductible contribution to the Memphis in May International Festival!  Did you know we are a 501c(3) non-profit organization?  The revenues generated from the GARR help us provide curriculum books for Memphis-area schools, student exchange programs, free in-school cultural performances and so much more!  Plus, if you make your fee payment a charitable donation, you get a tax deduction! Simply scroll down and let us know you’d like to donate your fee and we will process your request and send you a receipt to submit with your 2020 tax documents. 

OPTION 3- If the rescheduled October dates don't work for you and you're not sure if you can make it in 2021, or don't want to donate your fee as a tax-deductible charitable donation, you may obtain a refund. Simply scroll down and let us know you’d like a refund.  NOTE: The refund window is open for 30 days until June 11, 2020.

We know this is a difficult time for everyone, but we are looking forward to putting it all behind us soon, running off our stress and anxiety, and enjoying one heck of a run along the Memphis riverfront and the best post-race party EVER at the Great American River Run October 24 on historic Beale Street! Stay well, and we'll see you there!

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