Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Get Down and Dirty

Ok, now this just sounds and looks like fun!


I got this flier in the mail recently and kept it in my inbox stack. Something about the way that girl looks like she is having the time of her life made me think twice about just throwing the flier away.

The Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run is an annual event that goes on in cities around the country, not just here in Atlanta. The Atlanta one is coming to town on October 16, and features a 5K and a 10K race routes that are all off-road. That means running through water and trees while attempting obstacles and getting covered in lots and lots of mud, apparently. It reminds me a little of what G.I. Jane would be like in real life.


This girl could do it ... But could I?


I mean come on, ladies, you could see some guys like this there, since you will be running alongside military personnel and police academy trainees!

Ready to get dirty? Here's the info on pricing for ATL, and you can register here.

Merrell Down & Dirty Atlanta 5K - 8:30am Price on or before August 7th: $50.00
Price from August 8th through September 25th: $55.00
Price after September 25th: $60.00
Merrell Down & Dirty Atlanta 5K - 9:15am Price on or before August 7th: $50.00
Price from August 8th through September 25th: $55.00
Price after September 25th: $60.00
Merrell Down & Dirty Atlanta 10K - 10:15am Price on or before August 7th: $60.00
Price from August 8th through September 25th: $65.00
Price after September 25th: $75.00


Have you ever attended this race in another city? Or have you participated in the similarly popular Warrior Dash? I think they all sound like a lot of fun.

So what's your call - ready to be competitive and muddy, or skip it and stay clean?

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6 comments:

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

This must be the new thing...my hubs & some friends just signed up for a similar event called Tough Mudder that is next Feb. Not for this girl...I'm planning the afterparty :-)

Rob Fine said...

I've done Warrior Dash and this looks pretty comparable. It is so much fun, you should definitely go for it. This one looks a little more pricey compared to others I've done. I wish they would show the actual obstacles they intend for the race.

Rob Fine said...

@ Amy: Tough Mudder looks super awesome and kind of scary

Maryanne said...

ew.....

Jana A said...

I'll be at the end with the kick-butt after party planned! I'll also be clean!

Katherine Malone said...

Amy and Rob - you guys are true competitors!

Jana and Amy and Mom - YES. Def can see that side of it, though. After-party, here we come!