■ The Perch Fee must be paid for with or before arrival of birds. Young birds transitioning to the Old Bird race series are required to submit Perch fee no-late-than December 31, 2023. Any bird that arrives without paid perch fee, can be sold and Breeder gives up all rights of bird. Perch fee is nonrefundable. If your bird is lost before the first race, the breeder will receive 1 free credit for perch fee in next year’s race. If your bird is lost before the first race the breeder will receive 1 free credit for perch fee in next year’s race. If not used in next years race owner forfeits the free credit.
■ The $345 per bird 4-Race Series Activation Fee is due 1 WEEK BEFORE the first race, no-later-than April 21, 2024. If the activation fee is paid in advance and the bird does not make it to the first race, the fee will be refunded.
■ The $100 per bird Prestigious 600-Mile Activation Fee is due 1 WEEK BEFORE the Prestigious 600-Mile race, no-later-than June 15, 2024.
■ Any bird whose owner has not paid the Activation fee for the 7-Race Series by said due-date, will not be eligible to be flown in race series. If return arrangements are not made, the bird will become the property of Master Breeders Marathon.
■ Race distances will be 175-miles, 275-miles, 400-miles, 175-miles, 450-miles, 150-miles, 500-miles and the optional Prestigious 600-miles.
■ Master Breeders Marathon is not responsible for delayed or lost birds from shipping.
■ For any non-sufficient fees (NSF) incurred from applicants returned checks, a $35 fee will be assessed to bird owner for immediate remediation. If timely resolution is not met, the bird becomes the property of Master Breeders Marathon LLC.
■ Master Breeders Marathon LLC is not responsible for processing fees for Credit Cards, or any other convenience fees. The use of Credit Cards or other payment methods is a convenience set up by Master Breeders Marathon LLC for those who choose to use it. Processing fees are nonrefundable.
2024 Race Schedule
Accepting Birds at MBM Loft
June 2nd - November 15th of 2023
March 2, 2024
100-mile Activation Race
April 20, 2024
April 27, 2024
May 4, 2024
May 11, 2024
May 18, 2024
May 25, 2024
June 1, 2024
June 8, 2024
OPTIONAL Prestigious 600-mile
June 22, 2024
**Race schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.
7-Race Series Map
Prestigious 600-Mile race Map
■ Champion Bird points will be accumulated over the 7-Race Series. Points will accrue such as, whatever the total number of birds entered in the first race of the series, will be the amount 1st place receives on each race. For example, if 1500 birds enter a race, the first place will receive 1500 points and 2nd will receive 1499 and so on. The Prestigious 600-mile race will not be included in the champion bird points or Average Speed.
■ For races 275 miles or less, bird must clock within 24 hours of the first bird clocked arrival to receive points. For races 400 miles or greater, bird must clock within 48 hours of the first bird clocked arrival, to receive points.
■ Results are determined by clocking positions only. Pigeons must cross the scanner for placement.
■ In the event of a tough race, clock will stop at sunset, of the 3rd day. Any unfilled prizes will be divided amongst all the clocked birds.
Payouts greater than $600 will be issued to winners after a completed W-9 form is submitted to Master Breeders Marathon.
The owner has the option to continue racing by enrolling in the next Old Bird Series or have their bird(s) returned.
Enroll for Next Old Bird Series
■ Confirm enrollment to Master Breeders Marathon through Info@MBMRaces.com or call at (316) 640-4887 no-later-than July 1, 2024.
■ Submit perch fee no-later-than July 15, 2024.
Return to Owner
■ All birds returning to owner, must be claimed and paid for within 10 days of conclusion of final race. After 10 days, the bird becomes property of Master Breeders Marathon LLC.
■ Shipping expenses are to be paid for, by the owner. Insurance is at the discretion and expense of owner. Paid-in-full shipping labels may be sent to Info@MBMRaces.com.
■ Birds will be shipped to designated team manager. Birds will not be shipped to multiple locations per team.
■ Master Breeders Marathon LLC is not responsible for delayed or lost birds from shipping. Any filing or refunds of shipping will be the owner’s responsibility.
Old birds may be entered into the next year’s races for as many years as desired. Birds may be retired at any time.
Master Breeders Marathon LLC reserves the right to refuse entries and make all decisions.