■ The Perch Fee must be paid for with or before arrival of birds. 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 and breeder is not able to ship replacement before June 1st, the owner who paid for perch fee, will receive 1 free credit for perch fee in next year’s race. If not used in next year’s race, the 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 September 23, 2023. 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 450Mile Activation Fee is due 1 WEEK BEFORE the Prestigious 450-Mile race, no-later-than November 4, 2023.
■ Any bird whose owner has not paid the Activation fee for the 4-Race Series by said due-date, will not be eligible to be flown in race series. The owner has the option to enroll for the Old Bird Race by submitting the activation fee by October 1, 2023, or the owner may pay to have the bird returned. If neither of these options are exercised, the bird will become the property of Master Breeders Marathon.
■ Race distances will be 175-miles, 250miles, 325-miles, 375-miles and the optional Prestigious 450-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.
2023 Race Schedule
Accepting birds at MBM loft
February 15th - June 1st, 2023
August 1, 2023
100 Mile Activation Race
September 23, 2023
175 Mile Race
September 30, 2023
250 Mile Race
October 7, 2023
325 Mile Race
October 14, 2023
375 Mile Race
October 28, 2023
Optional Prestigious 450-mile race
November 11, 2023
**Race schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.
Prestigious 450-mile race
■ Champion Bird points will be accumulated over the 4-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 450-mile race will not be included in the champion bird points or average speed. Bird must clock within 24hrs of the first bird in the clock in order 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 Old Bird Series or have their bird(s) returned.
Enroll for Old Bird Series
■ Confirm enrollment to Master Breeders Marathon through Info@MBMRaces.com or call at (316) 640-4887 no-later-than November 21, 2023.
■ Submit perch fee no-later-than December 31, 2023.
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.
Master Breeders Marathon LLC reserves the right to refuse entries and make all decisions.