- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Authorities in southeast South Dakota are warning residents about a seemingly legitimate running event that could be a scam.

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the “Color 5 Mile” organization lists Sioux Falls as a city that will host a race, but when authorities attempted to contact the group, they were unable to reach anyone.

The sheriff’s office says the organization’s phone number has been disconnected and its Facebook and Twitter accounts are not active.

The Better Business Bureau has also issued a warning against the organization. The bureau says “Color 5 Mile” has scheduled races in more than 100 locations nationwide, but many of the venues where the runs will supposedly take place have not heard from the organizers.

Event representatives couldn’t be reached by The Associated Press Monday.



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