5k Foam Fest canceled; no refunds being issued

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-21 14:01:53-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Thousands of participants for the 2014 5k Foam Fest are disappointed. Organizers announced they’re cancelling the event, and no refunds are being issued.

It’s an event that takes place in cities nationwide, including Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids event was scheduled to take place July 26th at Woodworth Farms.

Organizers posted the following message on the 5k Foam Fest homepage:

Dear 5k Foam Fest Friends, Our organization has spent years and an incredible amount of money perfecting this great event for the runners we admire so much. However, due to limited resources we are sad to announce that the 5k Foam Fest is cancelling all future events and will no longer be in business as of July 17th, 2014. After tireless efforts to find a way to help us finish out our season; we simply can’t continue to move forward. However, the 5k Foam Fest Canada is an entirely different organization and will continue to operate business as usual.

The last paragraph on the Foam Fest homepage reads:

While the 5k Foam Fest no longer has staff or funds and will not be able to respond to individual emails or phone calls, we will provide additional email updates as information becomes available. As we face bankruptcy we ask for your forgiveness and patience.

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