The Ultimate Wine Run promises participants at events held across the country a fun mix of running and chugging wine. What could go wrong with that? Alright, so, maybe a lot.
According to ABC’s JET 24 Action News, people who registered for The Ultimate Wine Run’s Erie event, slated to be held at the Lake Erie Speedway on October 1, became furious after finding out that the event would no longer be happening there as planned – and getting the news not from the people at the Ultimate Wine Run, but via the Speedway itself. Reportedly, the venue backed out after the organizers never paid them despite the fact that runners who had registered had already paid their registration fees.
Now, rumors are beginning to swirl that The Ultimate Wine Run maybe be more akin to an ultimate wine sham. “We were not contacted about the event being canceled by the company, we found out through the venue,” JET 24 quoted would-be particiapnt Melisa Harned as saying about the Erie event. “We did not receive any kind of email or response from the Ultimate Wine Run.” Meanwhile, as the news site points out, the company is very clear about their refund policy on its website: They “do not issue refunds or transfers under any circumstances” and “date and location is subject to change without refund issued.”