- September 24, 2013 - 19:22
What did you expect? You paid 80 dollars to drive up the trans-canada and run through a bog with a piece of 2x4 over it. Funny thing is that 5000 people were actually dumb enough to do it. You reap what you sow.
- September 24, 2013 - 00:03
Shameful excuse of a for profit sporting event.Mr.Brett is a con man.Shame on me if I fall for one of his planned events again!!
- Gary Johnston
- September 23, 2013 - 21:47
Ya know, if people really cared they would just cut a yearly cheque to their favourite charity and forget about relays, scaling Atlantic Place and crawling through mud. Give because it's the right thing to do.
- September 23, 2013 - 18:06
No doubt, this guy Brett will one day enter politics.
- September 23, 2013 - 15:13
CBC reporter onsite noon today said he registered monts ago for this event. Question: How many registrations were there before the "go-shows"? Shoud give us an idea of how much security etc should have been there? N'est ce pas?
- Moose Damage to Obstacles
- September 23, 2013 - 14:05
On the mud Immortal facebook page a map was released with what would be assumed to be Brett's notes that was posted by an employee saying, "Sorry Boss....", there were only five obstacles on that so how long ago did the moose attack his obstacles.
- L. Wiffer
- September 23, 2013 - 12:17
This event is the same as the last one with Jonathan Brett and the Rainbow Run in Bowring Park a few weeks ago was the same scenario and all of the wrongs were the fault of people he blamed, he had asked to help and then they didnot show up so "he said"... no water provided at that event either...figures!!!! I wonder what they paid to attend that event.
- The Hare on Jim's Chinny Chin Chin
- September 23, 2013 - 11:32
Brutal organizing, wouldn't run Bingo. Made a fortune and done nudding. Kudos buddy, you mopped er, now you'll have to listen to the whining all the way home.
- September 23, 2013 - 08:45
Great job with this article! I attended the event as a participant with a team of 42. Our team made the most of the event, but all were disappointed with the lack of organization and the broken promises of the organizer. It's great to have this article in print. Mr. Brett has been deleting all negative comments from the social network sites, but he cannot delete this article - he cannot escape the reality of his failures!
- September 23, 2013 - 07:59
Even if Jonathon Brett donates money to the charity, at this point it's just a big tax write-off. I would like a tax receipt IN MY NAME as i feel all 5134 of us participants are the actual donators.
- Fay Hudson
- September 23, 2013 - 07:57
The event was a for-profit venture, profit for who--Jonathan Brett? I wasn't there, but according to reports from participants, it was the most disorganized event ever. I hope that all those who took part learned a darn good lesson!
- September 23, 2013 - 07:50
That pic of the mud crawl must have been from very early in the day, because it looked nothing like that when I went through...just dirty water and a few clumps of mud in the corners.
- September 23, 2013 - 07:44
The website for this event is still listing the promises that were not delivered. If a lawyer wants good publicity, there's a good place to start a class-action. - No safe drinking water - No food (couldn't bring in outside food) - no shuttle from finish back to start - no race timing chips - only half obstacles promised (all very unsafe) In addition: - at least 3 people suffered broken bones or stiches - protected NL pitcher plants were trampled, in a provincial park no less - Volunteers had no information on the safety specs of the obstacles, no handheld radios for calling ahead/back to event organizers - No medical staff on site until after the first injury. - Lack of organization all around, but less then 10 people trying to register 5134 participants
- Jackie Walsh
- September 23, 2013 - 05:34
I think people expected this to look like Tough Mudder or Mud Hero from the mainland and that's where the disappointment lies. But I also heard about the issues with security, which led to excess parking on the finish line road. From there, the shuttle bus couldn't get back and forth.
- September 23, 2013 - 04:48
Hello, I ran this debacle Jonathan Brett called a muddy obstacle race and I am one of the many people who are upset and disappointed after being conned out of upwards of 60 dollars. I think you guys missed the point here. As I can only speak for myself, it wasn't the organizational failures that I am angry at. I don't even really mind that there were not any real obstacles to go through. A lot of numbers have been thrown around as the amount Brett has made from this "race". I figure on low-balling it at 5,134 people times 60 dollars (the lowest amount you could pay with a big enough team). even though many people payed the 100% cost of almost 90 dollars. So, $308,040 is the absolute lowest amount of money that Brett could have collected. After seeing the event, I estimate that from $5-10K was spent on the course, that's not taking into account that sponsors would have paid for some of the things we saw. This is leaving somewhere upwards of $298K. What I am most infuriated with is the lack of donation given to the Alzheimer's Association. Brett promised several things, which are now being declared by runners as false advertising. "Yes, we are working with the Alzheimer's Society of NL to provide a portion of sales and to build awareness of Alzheimer's within Newfoundland and Labrador," said the Mud Immortal site. The Telegram reported where the donations would come from. "While Mud Immortal is a for-profit venture, a portion of every registration, 100 per cent of the beer sales, and the $5 fee for the shuttle to Butter Pot will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society of Newfoundland and Labrador," Nobody was taking donations for the shuttle bus from St. John's to Butter Pot. Nobody was taking donations for the "bag check" which was just a mountain of unattended bags, coats and belongings. Beer sales, at an event like this, you would think they would be making their donations. NOPE! Brett arranged for an ATM for people to get money for beer and food (non-existent food). That would have worked if people didn't need to pay exact change for the beer. The promised donation to the society? Lies and deceit. NTV has since reported that the Alzheimer's society has not heard from Brett or received a donation. Brett needs to seriously consider all of his options in the next few days and how they can affect the disgruntled runners, supporters and volunteers from the race. My suggestion for Brett's reaction: A large donation in the name of Mud Immortal to the Alzheimer's society. Large meaning every cent you collected in registration. Also, I would say a donation to Butter Pot Park is in order to atone for the massive trampling of protected NL parkland. And a big heart felt apology televised where you get down on your knees and beg for a modicum of forgiveness.