Run or Don’t Scam

Daytona Beach, Augusta, Atlanta

  • 0 COMMENTS
Run or Don’t Scam

News 13 Daytona Beach FL 8/19/2014
“In less than a month, hundreds of runners were expecting to be doused in colored dye as they run a 3.1 mile course. At least 700 people paid to take part in the Run or Dye 5K in Daytona Beach. All runners were told the race was cancelled by organizers because the number of people who signed up were too low.”
WJBF Augusta GA 8/20/2014
“Dozens of local runners are upset about a colorful 5K event that was scheduled in Augusta next month.”
WSB Atlanta GA 8/22/2014
“Dozens of Atlanta running enthusiasts are complaining they’ve spent money for nothing, after signing up for a 5K event called Run or Dye.”

10458892_694169670631631_8677907302719436022_n
News 13 Daytona Beach FL 8/19/2014
“Runners are outraged, speaking out on social media and calling the race suspect.”
WJBF Augusta GA 8/20/2014
“Run or Dye” was canceled last week and now people who signed up for the event are saying the event organizer won’t give refunds.”
WSB Atlanta GA 8/22/2014
“Heather Jacobs Hindman forwarded Channel 2 Action News the cancellation email she received. It said “no refunds will be given” for the event, which had been scheduled for Turner FieldSept. 27.”

1610809_691577277557537_6678307429534350924_n
News 13 Daytona Beach FL 8/19/2014
“We’re very hesitant to throw out the word ‘scam,’” said Holly Salmons with BBB of Central Florida. “I would say in this case consumers should be very wary anytime the refund policy is a no refund policy.”
WJBF Augusta GA 8/20/2014
“The company that runs the events, BaseCamp Events LLC, has an “F” rating on the Better Business Bureau’s website. BBB Regional Director Gigi Turner says dozens of people have filed complaints about “Run or Dye.”
“I think what needs to be looked at is exactly, what is ‘Run or Dye’ doing and representing. The funds they are receiving, how are they allocated,” Turner said.”
WSB Atlanta GA 8/22/2014
“Hindman and others are on the 5K’s Facebook page complaining. There is also a link posted to the Better Business Bureau giving Run or Dye an “F” rating.
Multiple messages Strickland left with the company in Salt Lake City, Utah, were not returned.”

Comment Policy