BBB cautions Color Run participants

  
     
August 29, 2017

Indianapolis – August 29, 2017-   Color/Fun runs are one of the trendiest events to participate in, not only competitive runners, but for those seeking a unique activity to enjoy with friends.

However, there are businesses out there that “schedule” color/fun runs that never actually happen.   Hatcher Event Productions, LLC, , dba The Fun Color Run, Lafayette, IN, have many color runs listed on their website, but in August 2017, BBB has verified with at least 3 hotels listed to host the bib pickup/vendor events at 3 different scheduled runs that these events are not on their schedules and they knew nothing about these events. 

BBB Serving Central Indiana offers the following tips when considering participating in a color/fun scheduled in your area:

-Do your research.  Check out the run organizer’s BBB Business Profile at bbb.org.  Do a general internet search of the run coupled with the word “scam”. 

-Don’t be fooled by a well-designed website.  Scammers can easily create an officially-looking website, often times using pictures and other information from legitimate color/fun run websites.  Look for misspellings or poor quality photos.

-Check with the local venue.   Contact the park or host venue to confirm the event is on their calendar.

For more information, please contact BBB at info@indybbb.org or 1-866-463-9222.

 About BBB® Serving Central Indiana

 ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation.  BBB Serving Central Indiana was founded in 1916 and serves 46 counties in Central Indiana.