Tackle obstacles, get filthy at Dirty Girl Mud Run on April 2

Participants make their way over an obstacle at the Dirty Girl Mud Run. Photo courtesy Dirty Girl Mud Run
Participants make their way over an obstacle at the Dirty Girl Mud Run. Photo courtesy Dirty Girl Mud Run

 

For those who never grew tired of sloshing through mucky puddles, we present the Dirty Girl Mud Run.

Participants in the women’s only, untimed event will swoosh down muddy slides, scamper across rope nets, leap over flaming pits and dodge tire-sized swinging balls as they make their way through the 5K course at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch in Johnson City on April 2.

The Dirty Girl Mud Run will take place at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch in Johnson City on April 2. Photo courtesy Dirty Girl Mud Run
The Dirty Girl Mud Run will take place at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch in Johnson City on April 2. Photo courtesy Dirty Girl Mud Run

And don’t worry. After you’ve tackled obstacles with names like Utopian Tubes, Dirty Dancing, Get a Grip and Hot Mess, you can spend some time at a foam machine. Organizers will have plenty of soap on hand at the finish line, too. (Just pack clean clothes.)

The event benefits Bright Pink, a non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Participants who fund raise for Bright Pink through Crowdrise can earn prizes and incentives. Leading fundraisers will win an expenses-paid trip to the final Dirty Girl Mud Run at Copper Mountain in Colorado. The Dirty Girl Mud Run will match all donations up to $50,000.

Women of all fitness levels are encouraged to sign up. Start times are staggered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entry fee is $75. The first 300 cancer survivors get in free.

For more information, go here.

Participants leap over flames at the Dirty Girl Mud Run. Photo courtesy Dirty Girl Mud Run.
Participants leap over flames at the Dirty Girl Mud Run. Photo courtesy Dirty Girl Mud Run.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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