Do NOT do business with RUN OR DYE!
Several months ago, SuperDad and I registered for a Run or Dye event about 35 minutes from us. The event was to be held mid-September.
Today SuperDad and I received emails notifying us that not only was our event cancelled, Run or Dye will NOT be issuing refunds, but we are welcome to transfer our entries to another race – one that is 2 hours away and a few days before the tax extension deadline in October (meaning I’ll be working – one reason why I didn’t register for that race to begin with), one that is 7 hours away NEXT WEEKEND, or one that is 5 hours away next month.
To compensate us for the inconvenience, they will give us 2 entries for each entry we purchased – so we can either bring a friend 2, 5 or 7 hours away, or we can go to 2 events – again, either 2, 5, or 7 hours away!!
After we registered, I read several accounts online that this company was notorious for this scam. Since we had already registered, we hoped for the best. It’s not even really about losing the money – I hate that we have contributed to keeping this fraudulent company in business.
Please don’t make the same mistake.
If you are looking to run a colorful 5k, please check into the Color Run. I’ve recently joined their affiliate program, but I haven’t set anything up yet, so I don’t get anything out of you participating in the Color Run – other than knowing I directed you to a quality, ethical event that will be tons of fun!
Hint: It has recently come to my attention that not all of my readers can easily tell when I’m being sarcastic. That is truly unfortunate, so finding a solution was imperative. ^Obviously, the easiest answer is to assume that if something can be read with sarcasm, it should be;^; but that’s not really workable, I guess. After reviewing several options for a “sarcasm font”, I’ve come up up with my own system. Whenever you see italics inside carrots (^snark^), that is my “sarcasm font”.