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Dirty Girl is a 5k mud run for women of all ages and athletic abilities. Don’t worry, it’s not a ‘race’ in the traditional sense.
It is an untimed obstacle course designed to push you slightly out of your comfort zone, but only as far as you are comfortable going. Forming teams is encouraged, and so is helping your fellow Dirty Girls get through to the finish. At a Dirty Girl Mud Run you’ll find excitement, laughter, and camaraderie—as well as lots of music and even some adult beverages. It’s a day you’ll never forget.
Having the dirtiest time of your life isn’t all you’ll be doing out there. Dirty Girl supports breast cancer charity organizations in each of our event markets with a cash donation that we intend to be used in your community. By participating in a Dirty Girl Mud Run you’ve already have made a difference by financially and physically making a stand against Breast Cancer.
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Dirty Girl Mud Run Reviews
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Great for beginners, but not challenging for athletes
This was my first 5k ever and my first mud run/ OCR ever. I felt it was a great introduction, but it left me wanting more! I felt like I could have done the course a 2nd time no problem. The course was in a field mostly, which increased the heat level for us noon wave runners. And the way the course was set up allowed it to be more challenging being up hill for a lot of it. I'm somewhat athletic in nature and workout/run already so I was left wanting more of a challenge. I chose this one because it seemed more of a beginner mud run type of race. Not one person ran when we left the starting line, but overall everyone was having a great time and was very nice. We even got to meet the landowners by accident and they were also very very friendly and amazing people.
My major complaint: The size of the cups for water at the water stations. I drink A LOT when it's that hot and when I workout. The tiny Dixie cups just weren't enough. Even larger solo cups or water bottles would have been better since I just ended up blocking those waiting for water and I didn't drink as much as I would have liked since I didn't want to hold up the line. PLEASE give us larger water cups next year!
This was my first mud run ever, and it was the perfect introduction. The course itself was quite hilly, which made it more of a challenge. I think if it had been flat, it would have been too easy. The obstacles just aren't enough.
The obstacles were generally slightly out of my comfort zone but not "Oh, heck no!" The one downside was that the slip-n-slide obstacle had basically been shut down. We were told some people had gone on it on their stomachs and had had their racing bib pins stick them. The only time we had an annoyingly long wait at an obstacle was one which required you to climb through a half pipe through mud. They only had one half pipe, so it took quite a while. The h2omg also had a line, but it was only a couple minutes; just fine for us walkers.
We were the 11:30 wave, and by the time my group had finished, they had run out of water for the showers. There wasn't any soap, either. We were encouraged to wash off in a small man-made pond, and we did. That itself seemed like an extra obstacle! And most of us got quite the surprise when we scrambled in, as the water got deep very quickly. No leeches, however at some point during the day, one of my teammates picked up a tick. Distressing, but it didn't have a chance to bite, and it's pretty common around here lately, unfortunately.
All in all, it was a fun, challenging day.
Not a real Mud RUN
If you are a beginner, this is the mud run for you. I was very disappointed in this race. Not only did we have to wait at every single obstacle, no one ran, and everyone completed the obstacles so slowly, it made me want to pull my hair out. If you're a competitive person who likes a challenge, do not sign up for the Dirty Girl races. If you have never exercised a day in your life, and you decided you want to be off the couch for a few hours, this is the race for you.
Great for beginners
Overall I had a blast! This is only my 2nd obstacle course and I'm not an athletic/ strong person. My 1st one was Battlefrog Oct. 2015, it was an 8K with 30+ obstacles designed by the Navy Seals... It was so hard, I almost quit, I couldn't complete a handful of obstacles which was very discouraging. Dirty Girl's obstacles were manageable and I love that they had several mud pits rather than trying to make mud on the ground. The things I was disappointed in was that I did the 9am wave and the first obstacle was jumping over the fire, but there wasn't a fire going. It was barely ignited and went out before I jumped over. The second obstacle was an inflated stair type thing that wouldn't hold the air. I'm not sure if they just didn't set up early enough or if there was a hole in it, etc. that made it extremely difficult to get over and most of the people had to wait. The mud pits were set up on the road/ concrete with no padding. The mud was so thick I sank to the bottom and crawled on my knees and elbows that are now covered in scabs and black and blues. There was only a handful of obstacles that had volunteers at them, which was odd. Volunteers are supposed to be there to cheer you on, motivate you, explain the obstacle if you have questions and maybe even give you a boost. Finally there wasn't photographers at most of the obstacles either, and one mud pit that I went through had two photographers standing there talking to each other, but neither was taking pictures. Again, not sure if it was because I went through the 9am wave, but all in all I had lots of fun. I ran solo and came in 4th in my wave (its not timed, I just know where I was). I do runs mostly as a charity contribution anyway. Its for a great cause, you get free pictures and you get DIRTY!!!!
*May I suggest having a mud pit at the end rather than the water pit, it rinses off the mud, especially for me since I was one of the first few through it and I would have loved to be covered in mud for the final picture :)
It was okay.....A lot of walkers and the obstacles are VERY easy and not challenging at all. If your looking for an easy 3.1 mile event than this is for you. If you want more challenge then DO NOT DO this event. You will get muddy but that's about it
Ok-not sure if I will do it again
I have to say that overall I had a fun time doing this event but there are a lot of improvements that need to be made.
I did have more cons than pros on this event. This was my first time participating and so I was super excited when we showed up for the race but by the time we actually got done with the registration let's just say that my excitement had fizzled.
The registration process took extremely too long. It was in the 90s the day of the race and we stood in line for over an hour just to get checked in. We realized that it may be a wait at registration however due to that heat we were already drenched in sweat by the time we got through it. We were told that we could show the e-ticket to check in and I downloaded the Eventbrite application just for this reason. We were told that the e-ticket did not show our signature showing that we signed the waiver so we would have to sign a waiver. This is something that should have been stated somewhere so I would have been aware that I would be required to sign a waiver when I arrived. There were not enough volunteers and so we stood in line for 30-35 minutes just to get to the table to sign the waiver. Let me mention again that it was in the 90s. I realized this is something that the race had no control over but they could have made adjustments so that we were not baking in the sun so long prior to the race. We then had to stand in line for another 15-20 just to show our e-ticket and get our number. As if that was not enough we then had to wait in line (only 2-3 minutes this time) again to get our bag that contained the t-shirt etc. I think that steps 1 and 2 could have been combined into one and there should have been more volunteers checking people in. There was one lady for about 100 people to check tickets.
The race itself was very fun however I would like to see more obstacles courses or spread the obstacles out more. It seem that we would do 2-3 obstacles and then walk for about 1/2 mile before we got to the next 2-3. Also the waves either need to be made smaller or they need to have more time in between each wave. At one obstacle we stood in line so long that the mud on our face and arms had dried up and because the mud was thicker on my leg it was only half dry. There needed to be more water stations available as well.
After the race due to being so muddy all you wanted to do was get cleaned off. The lines for the shower area were extra long and there was not enough hoses for the amount of people that were at the race. There should have been double the amount of hoses. Also the hoses should a little longer. We were told that we had 30 seconds to hose off which was impossible to do. We stood in line for about 45 minutes just to get to the hose at which point the mud was dry and so it took extra effort to get the mud off. There was no area to place you clean clothes/towel while you hose off so everyone was leaving their clean clothes/towels in the grass on the opposite side of the rinse stations. After rinsing off you had to walk out of the rinse station in your sports bra and panties over the open area where everyone was to grab your towel and change of clothes and then try to make your way back the changing tent.
Also the website is not very helpful at all. It was stated that you would be able to use your race number and find yourself in pictures however there is no link anywhere to get the pictures and I have not gotten an e-mail with a link to get to pictures.
I did enjoy doing the race with my friends. I may give it a second chance next year but if there are not major changes made with registration and the rinse stations I for sure will never do it again after that.
My first mud run and I had a blast. However I do have a few suggestions for future runs. Change the 3-step check-in, it is riduculous and way to long, to only 1-step check-in, There should be water stations scattered all thru the course. It was in the 90's, much too hot to even just walk in the hot sun, much less stand in line to do the obstacles. It would also be nice if family members could follow the trail to cheer you on and to take pictures. Also the shower station could use more hoses or have 2 shower stations. We were told it would be a 3 hour wait to shower off, so we drove the 2 1/2 hours home covered it mud. I will definitely do the mud run again next year.
Just finished the mud run in Waukesha, WI. This was a blast! It's definitely a lot of fun for women looking for a low-key and super-silly "race" (i.e. it's not really a race nor is it a particularly athletic adventure unless you make it so).
HOWEVER: I have a couple of recommendations and one major criticism.
First of all, they shouldn't oversell the tickets for each wave. The bottleneck at each obstacle forces us to wait in line waaaay too long in the hot sun. Secondly (and related): They should have water stations at each obstacle - especially if we are forced to wait in line.
Thirdly, and this was a big sticking point for me: The shower stations were poorly organized and a MAJOR [email protected] This was, again, a very long line in the hot sun (a couple of women got heatstroke while we were there and had to be cared for by a first aid attendant). Secondly, there is no place to store your stuff for you to change into after you rinse off. You have to go back outside the tent to get your gear and then back in again to the changing tent.
We chose to forgo the changing tent all together and opted to slip our dresses on over our sports bras and then pull our shorts off once we had our dresses on. We were yelled at by event staff (forcibly so) that "THIS IS NOT A CHANGING STATION!!!" I told the staff member that I wasn't concerned about people seeing my sports bra but then she responded that it's a matter of law...public indecency. Seriously??? For a women-positive event this interaction was ludicrous. I have to admit, I was a little perturbed and told her that I was not ashamed of my body and that if someone found me to be "indecent" I would be more than mildly amused. I didn't appreciate being scolded by a prudish staff member.
All that said, it was a really fun time with my girlfriends and I would do it again. I just hope the organizers take suggestions for improvement.
Okay for beginners
This was an 'ok' mud run - it wasn't as challenging as others I've been to, but a good one if you wanted to take some friends for a first time experience. A good 75% of the course was across pavement, and there were a lot of lines at most of the obstacles which meant running was pretty pointless. To be honest, with the way it was set up, and how it was supposed to be women only, it was just silly because anyone and everyone could watch the entire run and it felt like I was a display at the zoo for most of it.
The obstacles were pretty easy and nothing too hard - it really was just like those blow up moon walks they have for kids at parties only adult sized - and sadly too big for my 5'2" frame - I had to skip a couple obstacles simply because I couldn't manage them at my size even with someone over 6' trying to pull me!
The lines at the rinse station were ridiculously long and we skipped it entirely, the check in was not so bad, the parking wasn't bad.
I don't want to sound like a jerk, but seriously, it was kindergarten mud run.
My team and I had a BLAST at the mud run and are all planning to return next year! I have already created a team page and am "rounding up" some more team members. Given the number of people that do the run, the one thing I would change is to have more hoses for rinsing off. We did have to wait for a long time to rinse off a bit, but other than that, KUDOS!! I was there last year as well and appreciate the fact that you "switched it up". I read where there will be more obstacles next year and I can't wait!!