Blog: The Muddy Mortal 5k Scam
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These pictures were later supplied by a news station covering the story.
8-20-2016Muddy Muggle offered six locations for the events to start but later added a total of 12 for 2017 and more for 2018
The principal business address is 191 Smokehouse Road, Cordele, GA 31015.
Mr. Steverson was also linked to the 2016 Space City Comic Con as a co-owner. You can read about the issues on Space City below.
A Bit of a Bumpy Flight for Space City Comic Con Before William Shatner Lands
Space City Comic (CON)- Thousands Swindled, Contracts Broken and Many Still Looking For Answers
Space City Comic Con Official Says Charlie Hunnam “Strong-armed” Them [UPDATED]
As I was researching other scams, I came across Jamie's other business SeaSpace Exploration & Research Society, Inc. She states this is a pending 501(c)(3) non-profit society who funds and operates conservation, education, exploration, and research projects devoted to advancing the human exploration of sea and space. The website and Facebook page has been deleted but she is still running one of the projects.
Project Poseidon is a 100-day undersea research expedition at the Aquarius undersea laboratory scheduled for May 4, 2018. Aquarius as confirmed that this is not taking place.
PHEnOM Project is still active. Jamie has promised 20 citizen-scientist astronaut candidates 2 year trainings (mostly on-line with 2 on-site visits) with the end result being they would be eligible to fly on suborbital flights as payload specialist. This all for the low cost of $12,500. One of the candidates shared his experience:
8-25-2016Muddy Muggle announced Major League Quidditch and Peterson’s Broomsticks as partners.
8-27-2016PHOENIX MUDDY MUGGLE CANCELLED – This race was set for July 28-30, 2017 but was called off because of the local concerns of heat index around this time of the Muddy Mortal.
9-7-2016Muddy Muggle announced they were getting dispute error’s because they were charging under the names: Launch Fitness, Muddy Muggle and FitGeek Events, LLC.
9-7-2016Muddy Muggle received their first shipment of “Wizard in Training” t-shirts and are $18 for order.
9-8-2016Muddy Muggle promoted Broomhilde for people to purchase brooms for the 1-mile broom run and said they had ordered a Nimbus 2000 ($58)
9-22-2016Muddy Muggle announced the partnership with Outside Interactive.
9-28-2016Muddy Muggle announced they were finally on Twitter (tweeting as @themuddymuggle) #MuddyMuggle
10-05-2016Muddy Muggle showed some swag bag goodies.
10-12-2016Muddy Muggle announced Yelp as a sponsor and partnership with Road Runner Sports in Seattle as the packet pick-up location and special lead-up events.
10-14-2016Muddy Muggle shared a link from Obstacle Racing Media of their promotion of 10% off registration.
10-20-2016Muddy Muggle announced a partnership with Alivan’s Master Wandmakers and they will be making the custom rosewood wands for Patronus Pass Holders.
10-28-2016Rachel Huey Guined posted on Facebook the new plane they just bought. There is more information on the plane on 12/13/2016.
11-3-2016Muddy Mortal announced ArcAttack as live entertainment for Dallas event.
11-6-2016Muddy Mortal announced a special exhibition area to be added to the festival highlighting the “magic of science” and designed to educate and inspire children on health/fitness, virtual/augmented reality, and the “maker” movement.
11-7-2016Muddy Mortal announced an official event app under development and would be in the app store and google play soon.
11-13-2016Muddy Muggle started taking pre-orders for signature mud splat visors.
11-14-2016Muddy Mortal announced they have collected $654 for Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust. They were giving 15% off regular registration and donating 15% of all sales to the charity.
11-16-2016Muddy Mortal announced they have collected $1,444.65 for Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust. They were giving 15% off regular registration and donating 15% of all sales to the charity.
11-18-2016Muddy Mortal announced they have collected $1,617 for Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust.
11-21-2016Muddy Mortal announced they are looking for interns.
11-23-2016An announcement that they raised $2,164.20 for Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust. (I have since contacted this charity and they do not have a record of receiving a donation from Muddy Mortal)
11-28-2016An announcement that the Guined’s spoke to Warner Brothers Entertainment and had to change the name from “Muddy Muggle” to “Muddy Mortal”. The reasoning behind it was that they would have not been able to trademark the name “muggle”.
11-28-2016Muddy Mortal announced they were looking for people experienced with social media management, event planning, marketing, obstacle course construction or event logistics.
11-29-2016An announcement went out to hire ambassadors to help build their brand.
12-13-2016A 1964 Cessna 150D plane was registered to Jamie R. Guined. Like planes sale for around $14,000-$$18,000.
12-19-2016We finally got to see some of the swag items in the "12 Days of Magic" they were offering.
12-24-2016Brand Ambassador program goes live. They were searching for 100 Role Mortals.
7 Days of giveaways.
18 DIY wands up for sale.
1-9-2017Muddy Mortal Transformation Challenge started. This was a 12 week healthy living and fitness program. Challenge participants must also have a muddy mortal ticket and get a “Be The Magic” wristband. Five categories with five champions. 1st place was $1,000, reimbursement of registration fees, free 2018 entry, Muddy Mortal brand gear bundle. 2nd place $500 cash plus all of 1st prizes. 3rd place was $250 plus 1st prizes. There will also be weekly giveaways.
2-3-2017Muddy Mortal announced Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Charities of Seattle/Western Washington will be a charity partner for Seattle and all Ronald McDonald House Families will have free festival admission.
3-14-2017Rachel Huey Guined posted “Who builds custom houses and does a good job?”
3-20-2017Muddy Mortal announced that the Muddy Mortal events would be live streamed.
4-20-2017Muddy Mortal offered 100 custom rosewood and crafted wands for $25. Also, said that a large shipment of “registration promotion perks (MIY and Hart Wands, wizard hats), a large shipment just went out today and another scheduled for tomorrow.”
4-22-2017An announcement that Muddy Mortal will donate 10% of all sales for the weekend to The Nature Conservancy. 20% off Muddy Mortal registration.
4-23-2017Muddy Mortal announced Wlfshager Hexenbrut Walpurgis was the live entertainment for Dallas event.
5-15-2017DALLAS MUDDY MORTAL CANCELLED – This race was set for May 19-21, 2017 but was “postponed” for “major supplier issue”. At the time of the event, the Facebook Event page showed 2.4k going and 11k interested. The ticket page also showed this as a sold out event. The venue is Skyline Ranch and Event Centers. Skyline did confirm for the rescheduled date of October 27, 2017 (same date as the Georgia event). The online rental agreement states this venue costs around $10,000. A Dallas 2017 Muddy Mortal Refund Claim form was posted and allowed claims to be submitted until May 22, 2017.
After this, ticket holders started calling their venues and finding out that they were not secured. Muddy Mortal quickly changed all Facebook Event pages to show NO venues listed, only city and state.
5-16-2017Rachel Guined posted in Vendors in Georgia Facebook as the COO of FitGeek Events, LLC asking for vendors for the Georgia Muddy Mortal on October 27-29 at Georgia International Horse Park. Contact number list for Jamie was (229) 406-4748. Fee listed was $315-$400.
5-29-2017Ticket holders found out that there was no venue for the next event in Seattle.
5-30-2017Muddy Mortal Twitter page turned to protected and could only be viewed by confirmed followers.
I also heard back from Muddy Mortal to my email asking for a comment concerning what happened in Dallas. I was thinking of writing a blog on the issue.
6-6-2017SEATTLE MUDDY MORTAL CANECLLED – This race was set for June 16-18, 2017 but was “postponed” for “venue NOT secured.” At the time of the event, the Facebook Event page showed 2.3k going and 11k interested.
6-27-2017SOCAL MUDDY MORTAL - The Galway Downs website posted the following message: “Please be advised that the Muddy Mortal is not being held at Galway Downs. We have no information about this event, but understand that it was previously advertised as being held at Galway Downs. This information was incorrect.”
7-14-2017SOCAL MUDDY MORTAL CANCELLED – This race was set for July 14-16, 2017 but was “postponed” for “very low registration”. At the time of the event, the Facebook Event page showed 472 going and 1.9k interested.
7-28-2017FLAGSTAFF MUDDY MORTAL CANCELLED – This race was set for July 28-30, 2017 but was “postponed” for “very low registration”.
8-8-2017Muddy Mortal Facebook page was deleted and all event pages gone. The website posted they are filing for bankruptcy.
8-15-2017Muddy Mortal changed their Facebook page notice to take out bankruptcy.
8-11-2017DENVER MUDDY MORTAL CANCELLED – This race was set for August 11-13, 2017 but the company filed for bankruptcy. It was to be held at Colorado Off Road Extreme.
News story from 4 New York: Harry Potter Event Cancelled Without Refunds
News report from 10 On Your Side Wavy - Setbacks to Blame for 5k Abruptly Canceling in Chesapeake