Sheboygan race hopes to restore faith following scam

CREATED Aug 21, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 21, 2013

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SHEBOYGAN - What was supposed to be an event to showcase the city of Sheboygan fell short of the finish line.

Last year, a half marathon planned by Indiana company Rapid Running fell through. The organizer couldn’t get the support he needed, and he didn’t meet deadlines issued by the city.

Many runners lost their money.

Now, an Elkhart Lake-based group is working to bring runners what was promised to them.

Jeff Grady and his wife decided to start planning another race, dubbed the Harvest Fest Half.

This week, Grady also decided to offer a 20 percent discount to runners scorched by last year’s fiasco. They only have to provide proof they signed up for Rapid Running’s race in 2012.

“Everybody needs to be treated fairly, and it kind of gives all of us a black eye potentially, and i wanted to help the community,” Grady explained.

The race is set for Sept. 28. Organizers have sponsors and are looking for volunteers.

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