September 29, 2013
Pelham Bay Park
http://www.mudrunguide.com/event/new-york-merrell-dirty-obstacle-race-2013/ Pelham Bay Park, 1 Orchard Beach Rd, Bronx, NY, United States Down and Dirty Obstacle Race email@example.com use-title true MM/DD/YYYY
10K START #1- 8:15 AM
10K START #2 - 8:45 AM
5K START #1- 9:45 AM
5K START #2- 10:15 AM
5K START #3- 10:45 AM
5K START #4- 11:15 AM
5K START #5- 11:45 AM
Venue:Pelham Bay Park
1 Orchard Beach Rd
Bronx, NY, United States - View Map
5K and 10K Options
Organizer:Down and Dirty Obstacle Race The Down & Dirty Obstacle Race presented by Subaru is an obstacle-climbing, trail-blasting race that will push you to your limits. Two courses, 20+ obstacles, one true challenge. Athletes will experience an action packed day with family and friends, a post race meal, sponsor expo, and more while giving back to our military heroes in support of Operation Gratitude. Be sure to check out our Adventure Kids series for children ages 4-13!
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Registration:Visit Event Website
This event has passed, registration is closed.
|5K Cost||10K Cost||Until|
|$45||$55||December 31st, 2102|
|$55||$65||June 16th, 2103|
|$60||$70||July 21st, 2103|
|$65||$75||September 8th, 2103|
|$70||$80||September 22nd, 2103|
|$75||$85||September 26th, 2013 (Online Registration Closes)|
|$80||$90||Race Day Registration (if available)|
Ticket to VIP Parking available for $20/person
All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other athletes.
|Participants who are active military personnel or public safety officers can race in the Military and Public Safety Division (non age specific). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a special military and public service discount!|
What You Get:
- Merrell Technical Tee
- Dog-tag finisher medal
- Bottle of water at the finish
- Free bag check
- Other goodies from our sponsors including Paul Mitchell shampoo
The Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race presented by Subaru is an obstacle-climbing, trail-blasting race that will push you to your limits. Two courses, 20+ obstacles, one true challenge.
5K Course Description
Mile 1 - This course starts fast! Runners fly down the boardwalk with the ocean by their side. The course opens up as runners turn back towards the main event site.
Mile 2 - The course passes the main event site and heads into the thick woods of Hunter Island. The course narrows here as it winds past the Orchard Beach Lagoon and over walking bridges.
Mile 3 - Runners emerge from the woods ready for a water crossing through the Atlantic Ocean before they head back to the main event site for a dip in the MUD!
10K Course Description
Mile 1 - This course starts fast! Runners fly down the boardwalk with the ocean by their side. The 5K course loops back towards the main event site as 10K’ers continue down a trail that takes them right down to the beach by the City Island Bridge.
Mile 2 - Mile 2 follows the paved bike path along the perimeter of Orchard Beach and takes runners through down a wooded path back into the park.
Mile 3 - Runners exit the woods and make their way down the flat path past the tennis courts, basketball courts and play structures.
Mile 4 - The course passes the main event site and heads into the thick woods of Hunter Island. The course narrows here as it winds past the Orchard Beach Lagoon and over walking bridges.
Mile 5 - Mile 5 winds through the woods as runners make their way back towards the picnic fields only to head right back into the trees.
Mile 6 - Runners emerge from the woods ready for a water crossing through the Atlantic Ocean before they head back to the main event site for a dip in the MUD!
There will be an aid station about every mile; 2 aid stations on the 5K and 5 aid stations on the 10K.
Plus, every racer will receive a bottle of water at the finish line along with athlete refreshments.
Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each division. The top 3 finishers overall will be recognized as well. The divisions are as follows:
Male/Female Merrell Barefoot Division Male/Female Military & Public Safety Division Male/Female Age Groups (Multiple Divisions)
Friends and family are more than welcome to come out and watch the race at no charge. Please check the “Parking” section for each race to check to see the parking fees so your friends and family can be prepared on race day.
There are a variety of obstacles located near the main site so you can watch your friends and family get Down & Dirty right near by. The best place to come spectate the race and take pictures will be at the mud pit! The mud pit will be just before the finish line in the main expo site so there will also be plenty of other things to do and check out!
Please follow the directions to the venue, then follow signs and volunteers directing you to your parking spot. Parking at the Orchard Beach site will be free of charge to all racers and spectators. We strongly encourage participants to carpool and arrive early to allow time to park.
There will be a post-race expo at the event! Sponsors and vendors will be on site selling gear, offering fitness advice and will feature interactive displays and free samples! Some of our event sponsors include Merrell, Subaru, Larabar, and Paul Mitchell!
The Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series presented by Subaru is proud to support Operation Gratitude! Operation Gratitude sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea!
Additionally, we have a race series for kids- The Adventure Kids series presented by Paul Mitchell! This fun filled race for children ages 4 through 13 features running, obstacles just their size, and a trip through the biggest mud pit they have ever seen! All racers receive an Adventure Kids cotton T-Shirt, race bib and finisher medal!
Racers must be a minimum of 13 years old to participate in the 5K and 14 years old to participate in the 10K.
The Merrell Barefoot Division specially times racers competing in Merrell Barefoot shoes, Vibram Five Fingers, or those who choose to run purely barefoot. The off-road nature of the trails can feature roots, rocks and sections of gravel. If you’re not properly trained, these natural hazards may lead to cuts, scrapes and maybe blisters. You’ll need to meet the below qualifications to be able to race purely barefoot:
Racers must have experience running barefoot on off-road trails
Racers must have 90 days of barefoot training under their belts
There will be rinse off stations and changing tents for all athletes to use after the race with Paul Mitchell shampoo to clean you up!
There is a Bag Check where you can drop off your gear prior to the event. Tear off the “Bag Claim Check” tab from your racer bib and affix to your bag with a safety pin. Event staff will sort your bag according to your racer number, and you can claim your belongings later with your bib number. While the bag check area is secure and we make every effort to protect your belongings, MESP, Inc. and the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series presented by Subaru is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please leave valuables at home!
There will be a disposable, orange strip timing chip included in your packet, attached to your race bib. You will need to attach this timing chip to your shoe in order to receive a time for the race.
Sorry! Dogs are not allowed to participate in the events.
The event does not include swimming. Any water crossings are accessible on foot and may come up to about your waist.
You will not be forced to participate in anything you do not feel comfortable with. We encourage all participants to compete at their comfort level. There will be plenty of volunteers on the obstacles there to encourage you or help you to the next step. If you choose to go around an obstacle, you will not be able to participate in the award ceremony.
There is no time limit to finish the course. Athletes are permitted to walk the course.
Official teams of 10 or more people racing in the 5k or 10k will earn $5 off each of their registrations. If you are part of a team of 10 or more, you will automatically receive your refund AFTER completion of the event.
We also have Corporate Team registration!
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