Rain insurance for runs

Marathons, Half-Marathons, 10k & 5k Races

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Recoup hard costs in case of poor weather

Runners are a unique and tight-knit group that values community and helping each other achieve their goals. Marathons, half-marathons, 10k, and 5k races are popular outlets for athletes within that community. Although these races may continue in the rain, heavy downpours can make conditions dangerous or even deter participation. Vortex Weather Insurance policies can respond, even if there is only a small amount of rain.

Quick And Easy

All we typically need to know to offer quotes are who, where, when, and how much.


Every race at every course differs. This is why Vortex weather insurance policies can be built based on your specific risk and budget.


Vortex offers a truly unique combination of weather risk and insurance experience to assist with your weather risk management decision.

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How Weather Insurance for Runs Works

It’s Quick and Simple!

Identify Concerns
You choose payout limits, rainfall thresholds, and time span needed to align with your event.

Create a Policy
We automatically monitor weather data from independent sources specific to your covered location.

Automatic Activation
Our policies offer a transparent trigger, without an adjuster or the hassle. Payout is usually mailed within two weeks.

Get Paid Fast
If your policy triggers, you can typically expect your claim payment will be mailed in less than two weeks.

Hourly Insurance for a single event/day

For your single-day race, you determine the hours that are most important to the success of the event and we'll offer quotes options for your review.

Multiple hourly events for several events/days

If you have a race series across an entire year, you select the dates, hours, and the amount of insurance needed and let us handle the rest.  

Tiered insurance limits

We can build insurance an insurance policy that offers smaller payouts if there is light rainfall with gradually increasing payouts as the rainfall amounts increase.  This way, a policy can still respond, even if there is only a small amount of rain.



Roadway Productions

“After producing events for 20 years, I decided to purchase weather insurance for the very first time. My first experience was with Vortex, and I have to say it was simple, straight forward, and paid out the very first time!  If it rains at your weather station more than the amount you buy, you get paid just like that!  I had the check within a week and a half!  I purchased another policy for the same event, and it rained again.  Just that easy I was paid out the second time I ever purchased rain insurance.  If you have any doubt, just contact me.  I feel safer knowing that I can cover my bills from the event if it rains.”

French Smith

Venture Richmond Events, LLC

“We recognize that rain is one of our biggest obstacles when planning any of our outdoor events.  With Vortex, it is great to know that we are financially covered if rain becomes problematic.  The whole process is quick and simple.”

Stephen Lecky

Perfect Game Midwest

“Our largest tournaments typically involve hundreds of teams playing across 20+ facilities across the city. Vortex insures key locations so while we may experience rain at one facility, but not the others, we know we’re still covered!”

Tori Blake

Let Us Help Protect Your Run

Stop allowing rain to be ‘just a cost of doing business’ at your race events. Get a quick, no-obligation quote now to see how easy it can be. Call us today for a free quote 1-866-997-2469


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Get to Know Vortex

In 2008, Vortex Weather Insurance was launched from its parent company, MSI GuaranteedWeather to allow easier access for businesses to financially mitigate weather risks. Over a decade later, Vortex has become a leader in offering weather insurance through weather technology advances to help better serve our partners. With over 15 years of insurance experience, and as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Andy Klaus offers a unique combination of property, casualty, and weather risk management expertise.