This past weekend I finished my first fun run, a Run or Dye 5K!
The run itself was a blast! And I would definitely say we got our fair share of color.
But why don't you judge for yourself:
It was great! A fun way to get out and get some exercise. And the paint didn't stain, win!
To be honest, I was going to write a few constructive criticism points for Run or Dye. They're coming to Santa Barbara later this year, and I thought there were definitely some things that they could improve on.
But, shortly before writing this post, I got an e-mail from the company.
Get this: they sent out an e-mail to every registered runner acknowledging and apologizing for the problems. They went on to assure us that they would make improvements to avoid the problems in the future, and offered each and every one of us 50% off of any event of our choice. For us, and a friend!
I think it takes a lot of courage to admit your mistakes, and for the Run or Dye organization to show such humility speaks volumes about the people involved.
As I said, the run itself was so. much. fun!
And with the event improvements and clearly professional leadership involved, I know this organization will put on many, many more successful events in the future!
I, for one, will absolutely be signing up for round 2 when they come through Santa Barbara.
Check out their schedule to see if Run or Dye will be coming your way!