On Saturday we attended a super rad 5k race called The Dirty Dash! This was our first time ever doing something like this before! We were covered in mud, and it was awesome!
The Dirty Dash is a fun run through mud! There is a 5k, 10k option and a cute kids piglet plunge. You will get dirty, but you sure will have fun! There is no shortage of fun obstacles to go through. Every mile marker there is a water station with cups of water.
At the event there is water stations with spouts that you can rinse off after your dash. For $6 they have a place where you can get power washed off with hot water or take a hot water wash off. They also have a bag check and changing area if you want to bring a change of clothes. I think it might cost to check your bag, but it could be a great option if you have somewhere to be after the event, or you don’t want to drive home in wet clothes.
The earlier you buy tickets for the event, the better. Not only are ticket prices better, but you get to pick what wave time you want before the slots get full. Sadly there is only one more run left this year in Boise Idaho, but if you go use code “BANG20” at check out for 20% off your purchase! Early registration is $35. The later you book, the more expensive it gets, up until $70 for purchase of day of tickets. The piglet plunge is $20.
This event travels to cities, so make sure to check out the website to see when its coming to a city near you! I am not sure when they post the event calendar for 2017 but when I see that updated, I will make sure to update this section.
WHAT TO WEAR:
This is always a personal choice! There were many people dressed up in costumes, many groups wearing matching tshirts, we just went went work out clothes. We wore Converse Sneakers and they worked out great. A running shoe probably would of been better but we were worried about the perforated holes in the fabric getting mud stuck in them. I wore pant leggings and was glad because I almost ended up wearing shorts. There were lots of gals in shorts and they did great, but I was glad I didn’t have to worry about pulling my shorts down, or jumping over things, so I felt I was able to just run in the mud and have a good time!
WHAT TO BRING:
-Towels: Bring towels to keep in the car so when you get back to it you can lay them on the seats to keep them clean. You most likely will have rinsed off at the event, but you will be wet if you didn’t change.
-Waterproof Phone Case- You will be having lots of fun, so you will want to have your phone handy to take photos. There are photographers on site that are capturing all the action so if you want to be hands free you can look up your pictures after the race and purchase them there too!
-Plastic bag to put your car keys and money in. We shared a fanny pack to put our phones in, keys and money in.
-Sunglasses: For Jake he doesn’t mind not having them, but I love having sunglasses on a sunny day. Its also nice to have them so when mud splashes it doesn’t go directly into your eye!TIPS:
-Keep your jewelry in safe keeping while doing the Dirty Dash. Things can get loose you don’t want to loose a ring or watch in the mud!
-Have fun! Don’t be scared to get some mud on your face and get dirty!
WHEN YOU GET HOME:
-Hose off again if you didn’t change on site! You will find mud all over 🙂
-Take a shower, then a hot bath. Make sure to add essential oils or something that smells good to your bath so you can get rid of the dirt smell!
-Make sure to rinse your clothes and shoes, and throw them in the wash! We washed all our clothes/shoes right when we got home and they all came out good as new!
If you want to see the obstacles, some fun in the mud or our favorite parts about the race, make sure to check out our vlog here!
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful week!