I’ve always been a bit hesitant at races that include more than just running (such as those that include paint or fire). Running is hard enough, why add the nuisance (and danger) or jumping through a firey hoop or getting paint thrown in your face? Nope, not for me thanks. But, I recently had a change of heart when I received an email from the Dirty Girl Mud Run. The Dirty Girl Mud Run is the original women-only national mud run series where ladies run, walk or crawl over and through obstacles and experience the muddiest and most fun-filled day of their lives. It’s basically an excuse to run around and get silly with your girlfriends. Then take ridiculous Instagram-worthy photos afterward of yourselves covered in mud. Messy? Yes. Fun and hilarious? Definitely. Plus, they have bag check where you can bring a change of clothes for afterwards and you can hose yourself down at the “rinse station.” So, no need to worry about getting your car all muddied up after. This race requires no real training or athletic ability, either. You go at your own pace and it’s just for fun. And if you need to skip an obstacle you can, too. So what are the obstacles like? Well, there are ropes and walls to climb over, mud pits to go through, tires to run across. It’s like bootcamp with mud. (I’ve been doing CrossFit lately, so I will be totally ready.) I like how it gets you out of your comfort zone and is for ladies only, as opposed to similar events that are co-ed. Nothing against the guys out there, but I like the idea of women doing this together.
Need more convincing? Watch this video.
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After watching that, and learning that cancer survivors can participate for FREE, I was convinced to participate. So, on Saturday, June 8 I will lace up my shoes and get dirty and run! A perfect summer activity. Want to run with me? I’ll be there as a blogger ambassador, capturing the day on social media and blogging about the event afterwards. Speaking of the after, they will have live entertainment, beverages (including a free drink), merchandise, local deals, samples and more. A good way to spend a Saturday to me.
And did I mention I have a discount code for you? Use DGPITBLOGGUEST when you register online for 20% off the Pittsburgh event!
DIRTY GIRL MUD RUN, PITTSBURGH
— The Biggest Mud Run for Women Comes to Pittsburgh, PA —
When: Saturday, June 8th, 2013 (rain or shine) First wave of runners: 8 AM Last wave of runners: 4 PM
Where: Fayette County Fairgrounds
Who: Women ages 14 and up (cancer survivors run for free)
Register: https://register.godirtygirl.com/mud-run/Pittsburgh-PA-2013/27 (click “sign up today”)
Hope to see you there!