Will Your Obstacle Race Be Cancelled?

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USA Today has an interesting piece on a growing trend afflicting mud and obstacle course racing : as more and more obstacle course and mud run companies spring to life, the possibility of your event  getting cancelled grows.

In July the 5K Foam Fest closed shop, leaving thousands of people in more than 40 remaining stops across the country without an event. In West Virginia, organizers of the Dirty Girls Mud Run told registered runners not to bother showing up for the July 26 race.

Reddit user @Itabliss reported that a Facebook friend had received this response from Dirty Girl Organizers (The full Reddit thread, “Dirty Girl Mud Run is Possibly a Scam” is here )

It is a new industry, and  some of the less established players are a little fly by night. Have you or someone you know had an obstacle race get cancelled?