DeLynda Rees and co-worker Nancy Wheeler were all excited to participate once again in the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Lincoln, set for September 13th. But just days ago, an email was sent to them saying the beloved charity run was canceled.
"The 31st day of July, we get an email from a company we had never heard of," said Rees.
The email didn't come from the National Dirty Girl Organization, but from Human Movement Management. They are a company based out of Colorado that originally did production for the Dirty Girl races.
WOWT 6 News called Human Movement Management and they said early this year the Dirty Girl Organization dissolved and canceled all of their races.
Since then, Human Movement Management made the decision to take over the races themselves.
"Even though we didn't collect any of the registration money, we were doing it on a very shoe string budget, but trying to give the people the same experience they expected," said Jeff Suffolk, HMM President.
The Lincoln race couldn't be salvaged unlike other races from across the country. Suffolk said that Lincoln had vastly smaller numbers of people registered.
Rees and Wheeler aren't happy the race won't go on, but what they really want to know is what the original Dirty Girl organization did with their entry money?
They said the money was supposed to be going to Bright Pink, a breast and ovarian cancer organization.
"To have it just be gone, and for no excuse, it just seems a little shady," said Wheeler.
Human Movement Management did try their best to make sure Bright Pink wasn't left in the cold. They wrote them a $50 thousand check.
Human Movement Management is trying to help those who weren't refunded by allowing them to participate for free in any one of the upcoming races it helps put on.
To learn more about those upcoming races click the Human Movement Management page.
Human Movement Management said people who registered for the race, but not through the Dirty Girl Mud Run website should call their credit card companies to obtain a refund.
Both Rees and Wheeler said they will be calling their banks and credit card companies.