June 28, 2014
Fox Valley Offroad
https://www.mudrunguide.com/event/chicago-illinois-dirty-dash-2014/ Fox Valley Offroad, 1952 N 35th Road, Ottawa, IL, United States The Dirty Dash firstname.lastname@example.org use-title true MM/DD/YYYY
Race Start Time:
Waves are every 20 minutes from 8:00am to 12:40pm. The Piglet Plunge will start 80 minutes after the final adult wave.
Venue:Fox Valley Offroad
1952 N 35th Road
Ottawa, IL, United States - View Map
Distance & Course Length:
Organizer:The Dirty Dash Have you ever said to yourself, “Marathons are too easy, and Triathlons are for sissies?” We haven’t either…those races are really hard. Think about it…the first person to run a marathon actually died. HE DIED!...and he probably didn’t even have fun along the way! Well, welcome to a new kind of race: THE DIRTY DASH. This race that puts all other races to shame. The Dirty Dash is a mud run obstacle course where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then man to swine. You’ll need endurance to trudge up mountains of sludge, courage to overcome uncompromising obstacles, a complete lack of shame to wallow in pits of mud and a smile to show through at the end! So let this mud run obstacle course become your new guilty pleasure. Go solo or with some of your dirtiest, filthiest, & uncouth friends. Either way, you’ll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I am a Dirty Dasher!”… and then proceed to clean yourself off.
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Cost & Pricing:
|$40||January 24th, 2014|
|$45||March 28th, 2014|
|$50||May 2nd, 2014|
|$55||May 30th, 2014|
|$60||June 25th, 2014 (Online Registration Closes)|
Piglet Plunge (ages 2-12) $20
|The website states that the registration is non refundable but registration is fully transferable.|
What You Get / What's Included:
- Custom race bibs
- A race shirt you’ll be proud to wear around town, on hot dates, or at any cocktail party
- Some goodies from our sponsors
- A Tattoo
- Sweet DD decal to place on your car
Chicago hasn’t seen obstacles this fun to overcome since Ditka overcame triple bypass surgery back in ’87. The Dirty Dash is bringing the filthiest and funnest race your inner child has ever seen.
If you’ve got 2% body fat and are looking to prove yourself worthy of Seal Team 6, you may have come to the wrong place. If you’re used to running with a fanny pack full of mozzarella sticks to keep well-fed for the journey, then we may have been cut from the same cloth.
We’ll slather you with mud, chug you with beer, and wipe that frown off your face for a fortnight.
Have you ever said to yourself, “Marathons are too easy, and Triathlons are for sissies?” We haven’t either. Those races are really hard. Think about it: The first person to run a marathon actually died. HE DIED! And he probably didn’t even have fun along the way.
Well, welcome to a new kind of race: THE DIRTY DASH. This is a mud run obstacle course where military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy, subsequently converting boy to man and then man to swine.
So come trudge up mountains of sludge, overcome uncompromising obstacles, wallow in pits of mud and don’t forget to smile.
Let this mud run obstacle course become your new guiltiest pleasure. Go solo or with some of your dirtiest, filthiest and uncouth friends. Either way, you’ll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I am a filthy, Dirty Dasher!”
You think we’re going to make you go Bear Grylls’ style and squeeze your water out of the mud? C’mon. Of course, there’ll be water stations on course and at the finish line. This isn’t Survivor. It’s more like Jackass mixed with Dirty Jobs mixed with America’s Next Top Model mixed with Jon and Kate Plus 8.
Not only can they come and watch for FREE, but they can buy water balloons at our Hog Wash obstacle and give you the pummeling you’ve been begging for since grade school. And you’ve got to thank them for it because ALL the proceeds go right to charity. There’ll also be some great grub, some sweet swag from our sponsors, and some epic mud pit swan dives that they won't want to miss!
Parking is FREE at most venues! HOWEVER, this does not give you the right to drive your motor home solo to the race. We do encourage you to carpool since parking is limited and we care about the environment. We'll even give out some freebies for those who pack in a carload of 5 or more people.
For those over 21 interested in making the trail a bit harder to follow, we’ve got the Beer Chug Obstacle (or root beer for those who don’t want to drink or who are under 21—either way, the foam goes straight to your brain).
HOWEVER, in order to get a beer when you get to the obstacle, you ABSOLUTELY MUST get a wristband at the event before your wave starts by showing your ID. No ID = No Wristband = No Beer.
If you are over the age of 106, we will not allow you to run. As for an AGE MINIMUM, if you are under 14 you must have your parent/guardian sign a waiver for you and run with you the entire race. if you are under 18 but older than 14 you can run with out an adult BUT must have a waiver signed by your parent/guardian. The age limit for the Piglet Plunge is 12 years old.
We will have a way for you to clean off—they may be cold showers with hundreds of other Dirty Dashers but at least you won’t have to worry about your car on the drive home. We offer a bag check area to all runners but don’t get the idea that this is your junior high school locker room-type situation. We’ll watch your stuff and do our best to keep it organized without hazing anyone, but we don’t have padlocks, lockers, or pictures of Justin Bieber taped up anywhere in the vicinity of The Dirty Dash. Sorry all you Beliebers.
Let’s be frank: your shoes are going to be a muddy mess after the race and if you want to do some good rather than taking hours with a toothbrush to clean them off, don’t even bother cleaning them one bit cuz our charities will be accepting shoe donations by the showers. All of these shoes will be used to help the less fortunate in the US and in developing countries.
Also near the mud pit, our charity partners will be selling water balloons as part of the Hog Wash obstacle. Buy a bunch and pummel your friends with them. They’ve been begging for it and how could you refuse them?
The Dirty Dash is a for-profit event. Each city has a local charity partner which will receive a portion of the proceeds. The amount is based on the size of the event and the involvement of the charity. The charity recruits volunteers whose time is compensated directly to the charity. We also provide extra donation opportunities, and we aim to generate awareness of the charity in the community. We have great relationships with our charity partners.
This race is not timed. It is just for fun...so have fun. Please try to stay out of the way of those crazy 'runners' though.
When you go to register, click the radio button that says, “Join Existing Team or Individual.” If your friends have already registered a TEAM, then type in the Team Name (every team name is unique) and the Team Captain’s Last Name. If your friend registered as an INDIVIDUAL and is now looking to make a team with you, type in the team name they created and their last name and it’ll put you on their team.
Each member of your team (anywhere from 2-100 people) runs the entire course and may encourage each other, mock each other, or drag each other over obstacles. If you run ahead of your team, you can wait for your slightly slower team members before the final mud pit where you can reunite as a team. Any team that does not have all team members finishing at the same time will be subject to public shaming. Rules for celebration are undefined. Feel free to clasp hands, smack bottoms, or open mouth kiss.
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