Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon Introduces New Flexible Options for Refunds, Transfers, and Deferrals

March 5, 2024

Race Weekend is Schedule for August 17th and 18th

BOSTON, MA – March 5, 2024 //ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – ethos, the mass participation event organization that produces the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon, announced today it has opened registration for the 16th edition of the annual event, which will be held on August 17-18, 2024. For the first time, registration for Boston’s only triathlon will also include best-in-class options around refunds, transfers, and deferral policies to make the process more athlete-friendly.

“We’re excited to be rolling out these new policies that set the standard for what triathlons can do for its community,” said Michael O’Neil, president of the Boston Triathlon. “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide our athletes with the premier experience when they compete in Boston.”

Effective immediately, the new policies include:

  • The ability to receive a full refund minus the administrative fees, defer registration to next year’s event, or transfer entry to another athlete for a small fee, if registered by March 17th, 2024.
  • The option to defer to 2025 or transfer entry to another athlete if registered by July 8, 2024.

The transfer policy allows athletes to transfer their bib to a coworker, friend, family member, or training partner for a $40 administrative fee.

“We’re especially happy to give athletes the options they need to plan ahead,” said O’Neil. “We are constantly talking with and listening to our athletes. In discussions over the last few months, we heard they want and need more flexibility when registering for races. Now they can register early, take advantage of our best pricing, start training, and rest assured that if something changes in their life, they won’t be penalized if they can’t participate in this year’s race.”

Registration changes do not require documentation and all registration changes must be submitted by July 9, 2024.

The event includes both Olympic and sprint distance races. The swim takes place at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Carson Beach, a bike ride on DCR William Day Boulevard, and a beautiful run in South Boston. In addition to the adult races, on Sunday, August 18, Kids Day at the Boston Tri will take place on Saturday, August 17 featuring a host of activities designed to inspire a future generation of triathletes.

For more information, visit www.bostontri.com.

About ethos

e•thos |ˈēθäs| the characteristic spirit of a culture or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations. ethos is a mass participation event organization created to bring athletes together through challenging and unique sporting events. The organization produces the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon.

About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager that provides a broad range of investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional, and corporate clients around the world. With more than 2,500 people, including over 650 investment professionals based in North America, Europe, and Asia, we manage $637 billion of assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions, and alternatives.1

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is the global asset management group of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP). For more information, please visit columbiathreadneedleus.com.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments (Columbia Threadneedle) is the global brand name of the Columbia and Threadneedle group of companies.

1 As of Dec. 31, 2023.

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