Have you ever found yourself looking down at pigs rolling around in a giant mud pile and thought to yourself, “man, I wish I could do that too”? Well, for all you mud enthusiasts and people interested in getting a little messy during your 5K runs, your dreams have come true. For the first time ever, The Dirty Dash–the world’s muddiest run, is coming to Vancouver this summer.
The Dirty Dash, established 5 years ago, has been taking America by storm. This will be the fifth year that participants have faced the mud mines, cargo nets, sludge pits, and giant slip n’ slides that have become synonymous with having a great time. But this year the mud will be even deeper, new obstacles will debut, and The Dirty Dash will be making a stop in Vancouver on July 12, 2014.
The Dirty Dash is adding to the extensive list of fun runs that seem to be taking Vancouver by storm. Joining in with the likes of The Color Run, Tough Mudder, and The Electro Dash, The Dirty Dash is more about having fun than getting exercise.
The premise of the race is to get as dirty as possible, either by jumping into mud-pits or by sliding down mucky slip-n-slides. If you don’t want to spend an afternoon covered in mud, you can also get in on the action by pelting oncoming runners with water balloons, the proceeds of which goes to local charity.
Not just for adults that are kids at heart, real kids can also enjoy a condensed version of the race without missing out on any of the fun at a Piglet Plunge, a mini-sized romp in the mud pits and Slop ‘n Slide.
After the race, you can also donate your used shoes, which The Dirty Dash will clean and give to charity. More than 35,000 pairs of shoes have been donated in the previous four years!
If you want to be a part of the inaguaral Dirty Dash Event in Vancouver, you can sign up today for $50. As a bonus for entering, you even get a free, exfoliating mud facial during the event!
The Dirty Dash will be happening on July 12, 2014 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley (24550 72nd Avenue) with start times from 8am to 11am. Yes, it’s a bit of a trek away from Downtown Vancouver, but you’ve got to go to farm country if you’re expected to act like a pig for a day!