Do NOT do business with RUN OR DYE!

This is a public service announcement.As you know, our family enjoys participating in the “fun” 5K races – SuperDad and I load the Littles up in their strollers and we all thoroughly love the activity. We’ve had wonderful experiences with The Color Run, but they don’t have upcoming events near us, so I decided to branch out a bit.

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!

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”.

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