Need a new guilty pleasure? If so, check out Utah’s first mud run, The Dirty Dash. This is a 10K obstacle course that winds through the ski runs at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. This race is not for the faint of heart or clean freaks. There will be hills to trudge, walls to climb, as well as jumping over giant sized tires. Not to mention the entire course will be doused with mud.
Part of the course called the “Hog Wash,” is where spectators will get a chance to get in on the muddy action by donating $1 and getting a water balloon to pelt at runners as they go by. Salt Lake County alternative school Vista will sell super soakers and other water weapons. Proceeds will go to a charity of the students’ choice.
Two races will be held on Sept. 25, 2010. The first race begins at 9 a.m., but has already sold out. Tickets are still available for the second race that begins at 4 p.m. on the same day. There is an age limit, as the website puts it, “If you are over the age of 106…we will not allow you to run. As for an age minimum, if you are under 14 you must have an adult running with you the entire race and sign the waiver.” Children 12 years old and under may run in the “Piglet Plunge.”
People can participate as an individual or as a team. Register online or go to the official packet pick-up on September 23rd from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Friday September 24th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Canyon Sports Cottonwood. Registration is $45 before they day of the race, and $50 the day of. Go to thedirtydash.com for more information.