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Mud Run Organizers Cancel Hocking Hills Race; Refuse to Offer Refunds
COLUMBUS (Lu Ann Stoia/Ken Hines) -- Frustrated runners are complaining to the attorney general's office after organizers canceled a popular race with no plans to refund entry fees.
At least six would-be participants have filed complaints against the organizers of the Great American Mud Run, which had been scheduled for September 14 in Hocking Hills.
The event was canceled via email without explanation Monday. Participants were informed in that message that refunds of the $65 to $90 entry fees would not be made available.
We understand this is a huge inconvenience to you, and we sincerely apologize," the email read. "As per our refund policy, we do not offer refunds for any reason.
The Great American Mud Run is a popular 5K race that features 13 obstacles -- as well as a large amount of mud. Races in at least five additional cities have been canceled, also without explanation.
I put together a team, and we had people coming in from out of state," entrant Chris Williams said.
The race's organizers have not responded to requests for comments submitted via email. The Great American Mud Run website does not list a contact phone number.
Ohio Attorney General's Office workers have not commented on the possibility of an investigation into the event's cancellation.