Running Dirty racers will get refunds, company says

Posted at 7:26 PM, Sep 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-26 19:34:35-04

Chesapeake, Va.- Organizers of Running Dirty Virginia Beach say all racers will get refunds after the race was canceled.

Hundreds of people signed up to participate in the obstacle race on Saturday at Greenbrier Farms. A statement on the company's website originally said racers wouldn't get refunds. Now, the company's spokesperson says they will. "After hearing from folks and really thinking this through, we want to do the right thing," said Juliette Bogus.

Some racers said they couldn't get in contact with the company, expressing their frustration on social media. Many paid more than $100. "Running Dirty wants to express its apologies for how it handled and both communicated the cancellation of the race to its runners," said Bogus.

Organizers canceled the race because attendance was too low and insurance costs too steep.

Amanda Frankhouser signed up for the race for the second year in a row. She said last year's race was fun and planned to run in honor of fallen members of the Air Force. She, like many, wants to get her money back. "I just didn't like the way they handled it," she said.

A statement on says people who registered on Active should get a refund in six to ten business days. The company is working with Groupon and Living Social to get those people their refunds, as well.