Want to get "dirty"? Join in the fun at the Dirty Girl Mud Run.
The Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake will be transformed into a muddy, crazy obstacle course when the Dirty Girl Mud Run takes over on June 30 and July 1.
So far, 7,174 women have signed up for this wild 5K run through a muddied obstacle course - including ME!
What was i thinking?!
It should be a crazy good time. The Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run is designed for women of all ages and athletic abilities, according to their website at www.godirtygirl.com. A portion of all registration fees are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Mud, Sweat and Cheers
They aim to provide "a non-intimidating environment for women ages 14 and up of all abilities in which they can let their hair down and enjoy some mud, sweat, and cheers."
Consider their obstacle course events:
- The Barn Burner - climbing over haybails
- Just Get Over It - wall climb
- One Ugly Mudder - mud hill scale and descent
- Jail Break - fence jump
Keep in mind that these are all tackled while running a 5K.
People have signed up from throughout the entire Chicagoland area inlcuding Lake and McHenry Counties. My friend Diana Newton and I will be joined by the following numbers of Dirty Girl participants who live in:
- Illinois (5,983)
- Wisconsin (762)
- Indiana (135)
- Iowa (105)
- Michigan (61)
- Missouri (24)
- Kentucky (15)
- Ohio (13)
So many participants, in fact, that the Dirty Girl Mud Run organizers are looking for volunteers on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.
Dirty Girl Mud Run will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds, located at the corner of Peterson and Midlothian Roads in Grayslake. If using a GPS to get there, use the following address: 19822 West Peterson Road, Libertyville.
With a portion of the proceeds going towards the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, several teams have names and crazy costumes related to that theme. What a muddy fun way to donate to a good cause.