asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Is this marathon a Boston qualifier?
Yes, this event will be a USATF-certified course and can be run to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
What is the minimum age to participate?
All participants must be 18 or older on race day to participate.
Will there be any kind of swag for this race?
Yes! Everyone will receive a participation shirt along with their bib and a medal at the finish line. Additionally, during the Wellness Fair & Expo at Trustees Garden on Friday, November 15, we’ll be offering finishers jackets, merchandise and other items from fantastic brands for sale.
What’s your refund policy?
We understand that life happens! Please contact our team at to request a refund. Refunds are granted for the following reasons:

  • Injuries that prevent a participant from safely completing the event
  • Pregnancy or pregnancy complications
  • Military deployment
  • Significant life events that make it difficult to travel to and participate in the event (e.g., job relocation or the death of a family member)

Thank you for your understanding.

Can I get a pregnancy postpartum deferral for the next race?
Unfortunately, we don’t offer deferrals at this time. We are happy to refund you for the price of registration. Just email us at with your request.
Is there an option to run a half marathon?
As this is our first year, we are only able to offer one distance.
Do you have age group awards?
To focus primarily on participation and completing the race rather than competition, we are offering awards to the top three overall finishers.
Will there be a gear & baggage check?
Yes, this event will be offering a Gear Check option for participants. Closer to race weekend, please check out the Race Weekend Final Information for details on where Gear Check is located, the process for checking gear and what is allowed to be left at Gear Check.


Is there a registration cap?
There is a cap on registration. We’ll inform everyone once we start to near the cap so everyone can claim their spot before we are sold out! Follow us @everywomansmarathon to be notified.
When will the price increase?
The price is based on participation numbers, not on a schedule. We’ll give everyone warning of the price increase via email and on social media. Make sure to follow us @everywomansmarathon to get a heads up!
When is the deadline to sign up?
The deadline to register is 11:59pm ET on Friday, November 15, unless we reach capacity. Once we reach capacity, the event will be SOLD OUT. We will inform everyone once we start to near the registration cap via email and on social media, so make sure to follow us @everywomansmarathon.
Do you offer discounts for military members?
No, we do not offer discounts for the military members. We do offer refunds in the event that you are deployed.
Can men register for Every Woman's Marathon?
Every Woman’s Marathon is intentionally designed to celebrate women, not to discriminate. EWM is inclusive of all genders—it is a marathon designed by women, for women, but at the exclusion of no one.

Recognizing the historical disparity in marathon events that have often catered to male runners, this race has been uniquely designed for women, by women to create an environment where female runners feel empowered, supported and acknowledged at the exclusion of no one. Anyone is invited to register and participate in the event.

course & race rules

Is the course walker-friendly?
Yes, we are very walker-friendly. We ask that you aim to walk around a 17 min 45 second mile if possible. Otherwise, we will accommodate you as best we can to make sure you are able to complete the marathon.
Can I wear headphones?
Yes! We just ask that you keep the volume at a level that you can hear race announcements. If you need some tunes for the course, we have plenty of playlists on our Team Milk Spotify account.
Can I run with a hydration pack?
Can I run with a team?
Yes, you can sign up a team or join a team during the registration process. If you have already signed up and want to be added to a team, you can do that in your participant dashboard.
Will there be pacers on the course?
Yes, we will have pace groups in 30 minute pace intervals.
Do I have to run the whole course?
Absolutely not.
How's the elevation?
We know the feeling of wanting to check out the course elevation before deciding to run the event, and we hope to have an in-depth course map soon! Overall, Savannah is a very flat city so if the course changes it will not have a major effect on the course elevation.

expo & bib pick-up

When will I receive my bib?
Bibs must be picked up in person at the Wellness Fair & Expo that will be held on Friday, November 15 from 10 am – 7 pm at the Trustees Garden. More details will be emailed race week.
When will I receive my participation shirt?
Shirts can be picked up at the Wellness Fair & Expo that will be held on Friday, November 15 from 10 am – 7 pm at the Trustees Garden. More details will be emailed race week.
Are you able to mail my bib?
No, we do not mail bibs. Bibs must be picked up in person at the Wellness Fair & Expo that will be held on Friday, November 15 from 10 am – 7 pm at the Trustees Garden.
Can someone else pick up my bib for me?
Participants can pick up one additional bib but must provide a corresponding driver’s license for each bib and have their confirmation information.
When will I get my bib number?
Bib numbers will be assigned dynamically when you check in at the expo for bib pick-up.

Additional questions?

Email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

a marathon to rewrite what’s possible

Here’s what you can expect during race weekend.