‘Fun runs’ can be a great way to leverage the popularity of running and walking to benefit charities, but recent cancellations of races shortly before the scheduled events are a cause for concern, BBB advises.
BBBs in several states have experienced a rash of complaints about "Fun Runs". Complaints alledge races were canceled shortly before the scheduled events, and registered recipients received emails saying they would not receive refunds of fees ranging from $45 to $75.
BBB provides BBB Business Reviews of companies and BBB Charity Reviews of charities that provide valuable information, such as where the organization is based, whether it has complaints pending with BBB and whether it complies with BBB standards. Reviews are available free of charge on BBB’s website or by calling 309-688-5124.
More BBB tips for fun run participants include:
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