For women looking for an exhilarating challenge and a fun way to strengthen bonds with other girls, the Dirty Girl 5K is the race for you. And there is still time to register for the obstacle course run that will take place this Saturday, April 23rd, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA.
What is the Dirty Girl Mud Run?
Dirty Girl is part obstacle course and part fun run for women of all ages and athletic abilities near Atlanta. It is not a “race” in the traditional sense. It’s untimed and spread out over 5 kilometers. It is a mud run (hence the dirty girl aspect) and is designed to push you slightly out of your comfort zone, but only as far as you want to go. There is a real sense of teamwork and encouragement, with groups of friends as well as strangers, with everyone helping fellow Dirty Girls to the finish with some mud, sweat and cheers. Dirty Girl Mud Runs are about excitement, squeals of laughter, and camaraderie you’ll never find in a typical 5k. There are also lots of music and even some adult beverages at the finish. It’s a mud-covered, fun-filled, empowering day you’ll never forget. Check out my review from my first time running it!
Dirty Girl Mud Run Course
The mud run course is typically a mix of off road and some pavement, so participants often wear old running shoes because they get SO muddy during the race. Most of the women will donate the muddy shoes to charity after the event is over as opposed to trying to wash them out themselves. This is not the race to break in some brand new shoes!
Dirty Girl participants will run, walk, climb, and crawl in the mud (!) during the Dirty Girl Mud Runs. The event happens rain or shine and you will definitely see a ton of costumes, which are highly encouraged. There are always lots of tutus, funny/dirty team names, and custom made t-shirts.
The course is 3.1 miles long with approximately 10-12 “obstacles”. At registration, participants will choose their “Start Time Wave” beginning at 9:00 am and going until 2:00 pm and every half hour in-between. Each wave of participants will include approximately 250 other women and because it is an un-timed event, you can go at your leisure. Over 50% of participants choose to walk and/or light jog. No pressure to try to beat any personal records in this race!
Dirty Girl Mud Run Deals
Looking for a deal? Use the promotional code, “mamalicious”, for 15% off the rate. Currently that would be $67.15. Or go to Living Social and grab the Dirty Girl Atlanta deal and get 1 entry for $65. (Some will get lucky with an extra savings of $10 off that price so check it out.)
Entry fee includes the following for each participant:
• Dirty Girl finisher T-shirt
• Finisher’s medal