Those who attended the Bolder Boulder on Monday were angry to discover later that the Sports Authority promo codes given out totally free were really useless for store purchases.

More than 50,000 individuals signed up to run were provided the promo codes. Many were intending to score some deals, only to find out later on that the promo codes in their race packages had no value.

"We go down there spend about an hour in the store shopping and selecting exactly what we desire. We get up to the counter and the gals that are inspecting us out inform they are not going to redeem these promo codes here," stated Stormy Griffith, voucher holder.

The coupons can’t be used because the store is liquidating. The small prints on the promo codes say that they can’t be used on clearance items.

All of the discount coupons offered away throughout the race cannot be used at any of the 463 Sports Authority shops, which are all currently holding going out of business sales.