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Do not support this race... they already screwed people over!

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 8:37 PM
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Race coming to Buffalo refuses to give refunds

dirty girl mud run

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm about a 5K race set to come to the Buffalo area in September.

The Dirty Girl Mud Run canceled their event in Charleston, West Virginia this week and told everyone who registered for the run that they will not receive any refunds “under any circumstances.”

The BBB says this is one of several races that have canceled their events with little notice and has refused to give refunds.

A 5K Foam Fest run was canceled in Ohio and southern California and participants were told they would not be given refunds. The company that holds the runs, Round House Racing Team, which is based in Utah, said on their website that as of July 17, they have ceased operations.

This race was held in Batavia on June 7.

The BBB warns anyone signing up for these events to do their homework and check the company’s BBB. Other tips include:

  • Understand the terms and conditions – especially whether or not you will get a refund if the race is canceled
  • Check the local venue – call the park or municipality to make sure the race is scheduled
  • Pay with a credit card – that way you can dispute the charges
  • Document your order – keep any confirmation emails you receive for future reference
  • Check out the charity – many races are for-profit but say some of their proceeds will go to charity. Check out Give.org to make sure you donation is going somewhere reputable

http://wivb.com/2014/07/25/race-coming-to-buffalo-refuses-to-give-refunds/

by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 8:37 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jul. 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Seems like a scam to me.

Bonnie_
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 9:27 PM

It reminds me of the old timey  medicine shows  where they would scam a bunch of innocent  folks and then  hightail   it out of town.   Anyways  yall pass this  around  so  your  friends  or friends of friends  will  know  not  to  join this shadiness.

FireCoyote
by Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Definitely a scam....SMH
StarburstKisses
by Silver Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Oh wow!

BekahBrownEyes
by on Jul. 26, 2014 at 12:57 PM
I really hate shady mother f***ers like that, they are the reason that any LEGITIMATE charities or businesses have to jump through hoops.

I hope those shady bastards choke on the money they STOLE.
kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 2:24 PM
I don't listen to the bbb. You can pay for a good rating, and if you refuse, they can give you a bad one.
mcginnisc
by on Jul. 26, 2014 at 2:47 PM

A lot of races do that...it is nothing new and the chance you always take when you register for a race.  I'm a long distance runner and have seen many races cancelled with no refunds. Most of those races are $25-$40...if it were a marathon that charged $120, I would have more of an issue. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

.veni.vidi.vici
by on Jul. 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM

I don't understand why any person would pay to run in a race that didn't support a real cause anyway. I don't get why people pay for the 'run or dye' events. They're just money make for even coordinators. Dumb.

PinkButterfly66
by Platinum Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 2:54 PM

These folks who have been scammed should file a class action lawsuit or at the very least contact their DA about it.

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