The state attorney general is warning local runners against a potential scam.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a statement that 5K races dubbed "Skull Run," "Dragons & Skull Run" or "Dragon, Zombies, Skull Run" could be frauds meant to take people's money without staging the promised events.
Brnovich said the races, which are scheduled in Tucson, Chandler and Mesa in October, are organized by those who organized and sold tickets for the "Crab and Lobster Feast," which was supposed to be Sept. 2 in Phoenix but did not happen. Customers bought tickets for the event and the funds were not returned.
Race tickets are being sold for $30.
“These races are being advertised as ‘fantasy race events,’ but what appears to be a fantasy is the idea that these races will ever occur,” said Brnovich, in the statement. "Consumers should beware of buying tickets for events from companies they’ve never heard of."
The Attorney General’s Office is working to stop false advertising related to these and other events and is issuing this advisory to ensure that additional Arizona consumers are not deceived. Consumers who bought tickets to these races and feel they were deceived should file complaints with the Attorney General's Office.
File a consumer complaint online [azag.us5.list-manage.com]. Consumers can also call (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6648, or outside the metro areas at (800) 352-8431.