City of Eagle: Dirty Dash application for new date not submitted in time

Posted at 10:39 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 00:39:57-04

More bad news for anyone holding a ticket to the mud-filled Dirty Dash, this Saturday's race that was postponed for the second time on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, city of Eagle officials said organizers have not submitted the proper paperwork in order to get the necessary approvals from several city departments. Applications for a big race like this one needs to be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the event. It's so they can get the necessary approvals from the city police department, fire department and parks officials.

Organizers weren't available for comment on Wednesday afternoon but it looks as though the date could move again.

For now, the new date for the Treasure Valley race still appears on the Dirty Dash's website. You can even still purchase tickets at the "last call" rate of $65.

However, many ticket holders are over it.

"I've had the tickets for awhile," said Ashlee Hunt, a ticket holder. "I was excited to use them but not so much anymore."

Hunt asked for the race tickets for her birthday back in Feb. She was excited to take on the challenge for the second time after having a blast a few years back. She is still waiting to see how things will pan out.

Others have already requested a refund. One would be participant tells us she got an email from Dirty Dash organizers apologizing for the inconvenience and the delays due to a fire. She said they promised a refund in 7-10 days.

Meanwhile, anyone who buys a "last call" ticket can opt in on the 'protect my purchase' option for $3.

Without a completed application, the city of Eagle says safety and environmental concerns can't be successfully addressed before the new Oct. 22 event at the Eagle Sports Complex.

As for Hunt, she canceled a trip to see her brother who is in the military and is home from a lengthy deployment.

"I had to cancel my trip so I could come do this, which was canceled again. So, my brother has been deployed for a long time and now I don't get to see him because I'm trying to figure this out," she said.

The Dirty Dash, based out of Utah, currently has an "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau. They said this was due to complaints they've not responded to. Their advice is to research the event and business before providing payment information.