Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday that his office will be emailing as many as 1,100 would-be participants of the cancelled 2014 Charleston Dirty Girl Mud Run to secure refunds of their registration fee.
The office initially reached out to affected consumers via the U.S. Postal Service with addresses provided as part of the settlement. That effort encountered a number of invalid mailing addresses and returned letters. Now the office hopes contacting email addresses provided at registration will yield a better response.
“We feel utilizing email will be crucial to make sure as many deserving West Virginians receive refunds as possible,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We urge those affected to read the email and follow its instructions.”
The Dirty Girl Mud Run, originally scheduled for July 26, 2014, in Charleston, was not cancelled due to weather or circumstances beyond the organizer’s control. Its parent company, 100LLC, then entered into a settlement with the Attorney General’s Office in August.
The settlement required 100LLC to provide the Attorney General’s Office with a list of those who registered for the race and the amount of any registration fees paid in advance of the cancelation.
The emails announced Wednesday will be sent in coming days. Each email will provide affected consumers with full instructions on how to obtain a refund of their race registration fee.
Race participants still owed a refund can also visit the West Virginia Attorney General’s website at www.wvago.gov to learn more.
The original settlement may be accessed online at http://bit.ly/VjKKzC. A digital copy of the refund claim form can also be accessed at http://bit.ly/21seJn0.