Tower Refundable Registration

Terms and Conditions

  • Refunds Issued

    TBHM WILL issue a refund of your initial Race Registration purchase, and if applicable, BART & or VIP Tickets if you are unable to attend the Race due to any of the following listed reasons AND, have provided the required supporting documentation detailed below, subject to the General Conditions of Refund:

    Illness / Injury / Medical Condition (including Covid-19, as described herein)

    Definition: an illness or accidental injury to you or a member of your Immediate Family, or a physical condition that will prevent you from attending the Race.

    Supporting Documentation: a note from a Doctor confirming the illness, injury, or medical condition, the date on which it occurred, and a statement that, in the Doctor’s opinion the illness, injury, or medical condition will prevent you from attending the Race. An immediate family member is defined as “Your husband, wife, partner, civil partner, parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother, or grandfather, or stepfamily.”

    Death of Immediate Family

    Definition:  death of an Immediate Family member up to four (4) weeks prior to the date of the Race. An immediate family member is defined as “Your husband, wife, partner, civil partner, parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother or grandfather, or stepfamily.”

    Supporting Documentation: a death certificate.

    Positive Covid-19 test dated within fourteen (14) days of the Race

    Definition: you have contracted Covid-19 and have tested positive within fourteen (14) days prior to the Race.

    Supporting Documentation:  A positive Covid test result administered by your medical professional, stating your name, the date the test was administered, and the date on which you received the positive result. Self-testing results (sometimes referred to as a home test) may be considered if the following criteria are met:

    • The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) OR the relevant national authority where the test is administered.
    • The testing procedure must include a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection. Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include a telehealth service may require a prescription.
    • The telehealth provider must confirm your identity, observe the sample collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that meets the requirements of CDC’s Order

    Jury Service/Court Summons

    Definition: a summons for you to attend jury service or appear as a witness in a court proceeding (not including a summons in which you are named as a defendant in a criminal proceeding) on the date of the Race for which you were unaware at the time of Registration.

    Supporting Documentation: a copy of the court summons.

    Home Emergency

    Definition: a burglary, fire, or flood at your private residence up to 48 hours immediately before the Race.

    Supporting Documentation: 1) a police or fire report or copy of the claim made to your insurance company and 2) proof that you reside at the location where the home emergency occurred. Proof of residency documents may include, among other documents, rental or lease agreements, mortgage bills, utility bills or federal or state tax forms, all of which show your name and the address where the emergency has occurred.

    Armed Forces & Emergency Services Recall

    Definition: you as a member of the Armed Forces (Army, Naval Service, Air Force, Marines, Reserve Armed Forces) or Emergency Services (Police, Fire and Rescue Service or other Emergency Services) are recalled to work on the date of the Race, have been (or will be) deployed on the date of the Race, or are posted overseas and cannot attend the Race.

    Supporting Documentation: a note from your Commanding Officer or employer to confirm being called into work or duty and that this was not on your original schedule.

    Emergency Circumstances (upon proof of documentation and at the sole discretion of TBHM)

    Definition: an unforeseen or emergency circumstance that was not within your control. The decision to refund is entirely at the discretion of TBHM.

    Supporting Documentation: any evidence requested by TBHM to verify the unforeseen or emergency circumstance.

    CONFIDENTIAL – Please note that all supporting documentation submitted to TBHM will be treated confidentially. We will not share medical and/or other information you provide us with third parties. We will destroy supporting documentation immediately upon issuance of a refund. If, however, we deny your refund request, we will keep the documentation (for reference purposes only) until the Refund Application Period expires.

  • Refunds Not Issued

    TBHM WILL NOT issue a refund of the item purchased on your initial race registration if you are unable to Attend the Race due to any of the following listed reasons.

    • Race cancellation, including cancellations by either TBHM and/or government agencies, due to Covid-19 related circumstances 
    • Race postponement/change of Race date
    • Flight disruption
    • Failure of public transportation
    • Mechanical breakdown
    • Adverse weather
    • Theft of documents
    • Government travel ban
    • Actual or perceived: war, hostilities, civil commotion; imprisonment, repatriation, deportation; poisonous biological materials, radioactivity; Cyber Incident or Cyber Act; state property seizure
    • Failing to comply with any law
    • Travel restrictions associated with Covid-19
    • Fear of traveling due to Covid-19 or otherwise
    • Communicable disease (including Covid-19) pandemic or epidemic, except for those reasons listed in the Covid-19 policies below.
    • Non-compliance with government and/or TBHM mandated Covid-19 vaccination, if applicable. 
      • Medical and/or Religious Exemptions to Covid-19 Vaccine Requirements. If you cannot receive a Covid-19 vaccine due to medical and/or religious reasons but are permitted to participate in the Race with proof of a negative Covid-19 test dated within (three (3) days) of the Race, you will not be issued a refund unless the Covid-19  test result is positive. Please note that in order to receive a refund, you will be required to submit documentation to support your medical and/or religious exemption in the form of a doctor’s note (for medical reasons) or a note from your religious leader (for religious purposes)), as well as proof of a positive Covid-19 test result.
    • Non-compliance with government and/or TBHM mandated proof of negative Covid-19 test results to Attend Race.
    • Personal decision that you no longer want to Attend the Race.
  • General Conditions of Refund
    • Any reason for refund must NOT have been known or reasonably foreseeable at the time you Registered. If you had a pre-existing medical condition that you were aware of at the time you Registered and that would normally not prevent you from attending the Race, you may be eligible for a refund, at the sole discretion of TBHM, and upon the submission of documentation from a Doctor that confirms the details of your pre-existing medical condition, the date it changed and that it prevented you from attending the Race. 
    • You must make all arrangements to arrive in time to Attend the Raceincluding arranging any necessary permits, travel documents or visas.
    • You must take all reasonable precautions or make reasonable alternate arrangements to prevent or reduce any refund request.
    • You will be asked to provide supporting evidence at your own expense as well as a copy of the Registration confirmation. TBHM will not issue refunds where you cannot provide sufficient supporting evidence.
    • The Refundable Terms are only applicable to personal unforeseen and emergency circumstances that prevent you from attending the Race.
      • In addition, if an initial registration includes more than one participant, an approved refund for one participant does not apply to the additional participants, unless each additional participant also applies for, and meets the criteria, for a Refund. Maximum refund value per person will not exceed the total value of their respective initial Race Registration purchase.
  • Covid-19 Policies

    TBHM May issue a refund if:

    • You test positive for Covid-19 within fourteen (14) days of the Race and provide documentation of the positive test result from a medical professional with your refund request. 
      • You, or someone within your Immediate Household, becomes infected with Covid-19 within the 14 days immediately prior to Attending the Race. You will be required to submit evidence of the positive Covid-19 test result. The test must meet the requirements set forth above under “Refunds Issued-” Positive Covid-19 test conducted by a medical professional within fourteen (14) days of Race.”
      • The hospitalization, or death, of your Immediate Family Member due to Covid-19, within the 28 days immediately prior to Attending the Race supported by a medical/ death certificate.
      • A significant change in your pre-existing medical condition in the 14 days immediately prior to Attending the Race that results in a Doctor recommending you do not attend due to the risk of exposure to Covid-19. You will need to provide a doctor’s note.

    These reasons for refund are considered on an entirely discretionary basis and are not to be taken as a guarantee of refund.

    TBHM Will NOT issue a refund in the case you do not Attend because:

    • You are worried about catching Covid-19.
    • You have a pre-existing immune-compromised health concern that you were aware of at the time you Registered and are concerned about increased risk of contracting Covid-19. However, a refund may be issued upon the submission of documentation from a Doctor that confirms the details of your pre-existing medical condition, the date it changed, and that it prevented you from attending the Race. Any refund pursuant to this claim will be at the sole discretion of TBHM.
    • You are isolating without a positive Covid-19 test in your household.
    • Your travel plans are affected by Covid-19 restrictions.
    • You do not want to comply with government and/or TBHM mandates requiring a Covid-19 vaccine to participate in the Race.
    • You do not want to comply with government and/or TBHM mandates requiring proof of a negative Covid-19 test to participate in the Race.
    • You take a required Covid-19 test and your test result is negative.
  • Requesting a Refund
    To apply for a refund, you must complete the Tower Refund Application Form as soon as you know you cannot Attend the Race and thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled Race Date. To request a Tower Refund application, please contact customersupport@berkeleyhalfmarathon.com
  • Definitions

    The following words or phrases have the meaning shown below wherever they appear in this document.

    Race– The TBHM event scheduled for February 27th, 2021 that you Registered to Attend.

    You/Your/Yourself – A person who has Registered for a Race with TBHM.

    Attend – participate in, take part in, use, or be present at the Race.

    Registered/Registration – The transaction whereby you signed up and paid a fee to participate and Attend the Race.

    Communicable Disease – means any disease capable of being transmitted from an infected person or species to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly, that has caused quarantines or restriction of movement of people.

    Doctor – A qualified medical practitioner registered and licensed with a recognized professional body. A doctor cannot be you or a member of your family.

    Immediate family – Your husband, wife, partner, civil partner, parent, child, brother, sister, grandmother or grandfather, or stepfamily. Documentation may be required to show a marriage or civil partnership, in the form of a marriage certificate, a filed domestic partnership or civil union agreement, lease or rental agreements, or utility bills with both individuals’ names listed thereon.

IMPORTANTAll aspects of this document are subject to California law. This is not an insurance policy. A Refundable Registration is an optional extension to TBHM’s standard Terms & Conditions of sale and trade, and it provides a refund for certain defined circumstances outlined in this document.