Refund runner entry fees for the 12/3/2011 Hot Chocolate 5k/15k in DC
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Ram Racing

Refund runner entry fees for the 12/3/2011 Hot Chocolate 5k/15k in DC

    1. Petition by

      Debra Monahan

Ram Racing took $45 & $65 race entry fees from 22,000 people for a product there was no way they could ever deliver. They attempted to put on a road race for 22,000 in an area that clearly could not accommodate that amount of people. There were many consequences to the participants as a result: extra long queues at packet pick up, race morning traffic that left thousands stranded unable to do the race, an hour + long delay to the start in near freezing temperatures & an unsafe running course that left many runners injured. To top it all off the race directors lied about the cause of the delays stating there was a traffic accident when none was reported in that area at the time of the race. Participants have complained on the Ram Racing Facebook page only to have their posts removed by the administrator. This company must be stopped for their unethical practices and refund all money that participants paid for the event that were not otherwise given to charities

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    • Shanyn Tuftee ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I didn't even get to run the race despite multiple race delays due to traffic. When I finally did get to the start line, I could clearly see the running paths were too narrow for anyone, including myself who is pregnant. It was poorly managed and unsafe!

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    • Katie Sullivan IJAMSVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I have never participated in such an ill planned event. The race was poorly managed. As a result of standing around for 2.5 hours, pre-race, in the cold, I sustained a hamstring injury which prevented me from running for 2 months, and continues to haunt me today. After 3 successful half marathons last year, this one race seemed to take the wind out of my sales. During the race I disgarded the Hot Chocolate jacket, as I did not wish to be reminded of this horrific event. Never again!

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    • Kristin Wowak DAMASCUS, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      To Hold RAM Racing accountable for an unsafe race environment.

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    • sinead oconnell ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      the race was badly organised and a mess.

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    • Nicole Jabaley ANNANDALE, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      so disappointing as my first race

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