Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries can be transferred to another year or person if done so online by 10/7. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. See our Registration Policies for more details.


Participating in a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. Runners should be medically able and properly trained to participate in the Queen Bee Half and 4 Miler. The runner understands the risks associated with running this event, including, but not limited to, weather, traffic, course conditions and surfaces, falls and contact with other runners, volunteers, or spectators. Wheelchair entrants must wear helmets at all times. Due to logistical and safety issues we are not currently able to accommodate hand crank chairs.

Medical Support

Medical support for this event will be provided by volunteer personnel who may be called upon to provide assistance, including first aid, during or after the event. Medical volunteers will assist participants as necessary or appropriate. By entering a Marathon event and participating, the entrant agrees to treatment by medical personnel, and also agrees to accept medical decisions about the entrant’s fitness to participate or continue in the race.

Rules and Regulations

Runners agree to obey and accept the rules of this race and any related events and abide by the decision of any race official concerning the runner’s ability to safely complete the run. The following items are not permitted in the Queen Bee Half Marathon and 4-Miler: pets*, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers*, or any other types of vehicles (other than official Marathon vehicles). These regulations are for the participant’s safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. Cincinnati Marathon, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify and remove anyone from the course who has any of the above items.

*Exception: Dogs and Baby joggers are allowed on the 4 Miler course. We ask that you start in the back for the safety of all participants.


The course will close on a continuous pace of 18:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain the 18:00 minute per mile pace must move to the sidewalk as the course closes to allow regular traffic through. Runner services cannot be guaranteed for participants beyond the 18:00 minute per mile pace.

Drug Testing

Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USA Track & Field rules and IAAF rule 144. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USOC Hot Line at 1-800-223-0393.


Cincinnati Marathon, Inc. requests that participants refrain from the use of headphones of any type on the event courses. The request is for not only the safety of the participant, but also spectators and volunteers. Cincinnati Marathon, Inc. has made it a priority to provide entertainment zones all along the course to replace the need for participants to carry their own music. The marathon is also known for its crowd support cheering and motivating the participants. Cincinnati Marathon, Inc. continues to ask for the participants’ cooperation in this matter.