This past weekend we got a team together for the Dirty Girl Mud Run. It was a great day! For anyone prepping for it, here’s what I found…
We, like many regions of the country, have been experiencing near or drought conditions this summer. Of course, the morning of the Dirty Girl, the skies opened and we received over 2 inches of rain that morning. The course was definitely wet and muddy. Being runners, a little rain didn’t scare us!
For some reason I had this expectation that the obstacles would be hard and the course would be competitive. Not sure why because this was not THAT type of run. It was more about the lady-bonding. The good news is that it helped me to get into shape through the summer and that feels really good. We’ll keep working towards that marathon goal. It was a great day spent with friends and that was worth it.
It was fun to do the Dirty Girl, they did a great job having a spot to check your bag and having a “shower” area to clean off afterwards. The course had a few too many of the same mud obstacles. Chalked that up to weather so not a big deal. The first mile or so up the hill was a challenge, but nothing that you couldn’t handle. Parking was a nightmare – thankfully we arrived early. If you ran it expecting typical race fare… food and drinks afterward, you were disappointed. They did provide a ticket for an adult beverage but the only other food we could find (and we may have missed it) was a food truck with cheese fries and funnel cakes. No protein, no fruit, not even a hot dog. That was a little strange because they had burgers & pizza before. Again maybe we just missed the food. Needless to say, it certainly was not free.
SO if you’re looking for a fun time with your girl friends, I would recommend the Dirty Girl. Be sure to bring your wallet, a towel and change of clothes. We donated our sneakers to the huge pile to be cleaned & donated to charity.
There is some amount of controversy that only 2.5% of proceeds is donated to their charity, the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Because there are now so many runs/obstacle courses, my vote is to try another next time. Our criteria these days are charity support/fun/post race festivities/swag. There actually was another obstacle course run that morning in our area, we’ll probably try that next time.
So glad and thankful to have done it, once was probably enough.