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Why don't races let pregnant women defer?

Why don't races let pregnant women defer?

Organizers who do not offer deferrals to pregnant women may feel that pregnancy is a choice, and that women could simply choose to get pregnant after the race. (As to whether it is or isn’t a choice—I’m not going there.) These same races often do not allow deferrals for any reason—a policy I've explained previously . Other races have a deferral policy that anyone can take advantage of no matter their circumstances. Some charge a fee for this courtesy and others don’t. Some will allow you to transfer your registration to another race organized by the same company within the year. I wrote to a few fellow race directors and asked about their deferral policies. Here are some of the responses I received back: “We do allow for deferrals and we do not charge any fees for doing so.” “We do not offer deferrals under any circumstances.” “We do have a deferral policy from one year to...

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