Hero Rush, which offered participants a chance to “Be A Hero For A Day” with firefighter/EMT themed obstacles just closed their doors. Even though they were a well liked event, they were not able to get enough registrations to stay viable long term.
Back on July 19, many were surprised when they cancelled their Ohio event which was scheduled just 8 days later. This evening, which is 8 days before their next scheduled event in Pennsylvania, they delivered the news that all future events will not happen.
It is a sad day for the mud and OCR world. This is an event which was praised by almost everyone who did it. Damion Trombley, CEO of MudRunFun said, “Hero Rush brought something unique and exciting to the community. It was a great time for the family and always supported a great cause. Sad to hear they are no longer in business.”
ORM contributor Jason Henline wrote a very positive review on their Maryland/DC event from May 4th of this year.
Anyone who registered for an upcoming may be out of luck on getting a refund through Hero Rush, Their statement says they are filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy and are not offering refunds. However, others in the OCR community have had success disputing directly with their credit companies and/or discount sites they purchased registration through.
Hero Rush have already removed their official Facebook and Twitter pages.
We wish all those involved in Hero Rush, success in their future endeavors.
Below is the official statement from their website.
Dear Hero Rush Registrants,
We regret to announce that Hero Rush is cancelling all future events and will no longer be in business as of August 3, 2013, ceasing operations immediately. We have worked tirelessly these last few weeks to continue producing our events but due to business conditions, we cannot.
We are sorry to have to send this email and for no longer being able to host our amazing participants, you’ve been incredible and supported us like we could never have imagined.
The obstacle racing community has been great, but despite an exhaustive search for options through today, we cannot proceed further. We do hold out some hope that another race series or investors will step in and allow us to continue and some discussions towards that are continuing to take place through early next week. But at this point we cannot continue forward. We will file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a few days and will not be able to refund due to our financial situation.
Hero Rush no longer has staff or resources and will not be able to respond to individual emails or phone calls but will provide additional email updates as information becomes available.
Thank you again for your support of our race, our charities and our partners in 15 communities we’ve visited since last April.
Hero Rush Team