First on 3AW: Fun runners furious after company goes into liquidation
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Charity fun runs across the country have been cancelled without warning after the company behind it went into liquidation, leaving hundreds of women who purchased tickets fuming.
The Miss Muddy events, run by Events Move, is described as “Australia’s most popular female muddy fun run with a range of fun obstacles designed to suit all levels of fitness”.
In a Facebook post today, managing director of Events Move Enterprise, Allan Turner, apologised to those who had purchased tickets.
He admitted he had “made mistakes”.
“Unfortunately the upcoming Miss Muddy events have been cancelled, and there are no funds available to enable refunds for the upcoming events,” he wrote.
“We sincerely apologise for this outcome.”
Dozens of women have commented on the post, furious that they have only just been told the events won’t be taking place.
Lisa Hunter bought tickets for the Sydney event in the Hunter Valley and said she was “gutted”.
“I started seeing things on Facebook about possible cancellations,” she told Tom Elliott.
“All the events have been cancelled, no mention of anything being rescheduled.”
Events Move was set up by Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation, to run the Miss Muddy events and has been placed in the hands of liquidators.
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Allan Turner, CEO of Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation, told Tom Elliott they had a learned a very important lesson.
“There is over 14,500 women who have bought tickets prior, the backlash is going to be massive,” he said.
“Throw your backlash at Allan Turner, not the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.
“This is a bad decision, and we put our hand up and say, it is. We apologise.”
He said he was furious and disappointed at the outcome.
“We are gutted, Tom,” he said.
“We spent 14 years building this foundation up, to have this happen to us, it’s an outcome we planned or we could foresee.”
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