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740 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 16, 2012 10:17 PM by crl8686
JacobSmalley Rookie 1 posts since
Feb 28, 2012
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Oct 16, 2012 7:13 PM

General Running Question.

Hello, I am not so much new to running as I am new to and its paid membership. However, I have a question. I used my American Express to sign up for membership with There is a race coming up I would like to be a part of, but there is no option to pay with American Express, only Visa and Mastercard....


Am I missing something? Not really in a position to use any other form of pmt as the run is getting close and what not...

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    1. Oct 16, 2012 10:17 PM (in response to JacobSmalley)
    General Running Question.

    You're not missing anything. I've seen occasional races that take Visa/MC but not AX. It is up to the race director what forms of payment they wish to accept, and that gets translated into what will allow for that race. There is generally a few percent surcharge for the privilege of using a credit card, which is usually absorbed by the merchant (in this case the race director). Since the surcharge is often higher for American Express, some race directors will not accept it.


    There are two common alternatives to using a credit card: Most races have an option to pay by check if you send a paper application in the snail mail. Often you can also register either on race morning or at the pre-race expo (if there is one) and pay cash.

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