CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is 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,” Morrisey said in a statement. “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.
Emails 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 also can visit the Attorney General’s website at www.wvago.gov to learn more.