28 Jul '14, 11pm

Before you sign up for a themed race, heed this warning:

In light of an increasing number of complaints it receives about themed races, the Better Business Bureau is advising would-be registrants to do due diligence before signing up for such races. "Better Business Bureau locations across the country have been receiving many complaints about various fun runs that have been canceled with short notice, often with no refunds," a notice on the organization's site reads . "Always read fine print before signing up for a race," a different part of the warning reads. As we've reported over the past year, the boom in non-traditional races appears to be in a shakeout phase. Some series, such as the Electric Foam 5K and Great American Mud Run , have abruptly gone out of business. Other series have frequently rescheduled or canceled events, often without offering refunds to registrants. In its notice, the Better Business Bureau cites such ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/better-business-bureau-...

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