The thought of participating in obstacle ridden 5k races such as Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash can be intimidating to many women. But do not fear! There is a race just for us! Dirty Girl Runis a muddy obstacle course 5k designed specifically for women to run alongside other women. The race has similar obstacles to the co-ed 5k mud runs but gives them fun, girly names such as “PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff)” and “Runaway Bride”. There are also detours so that if you do not feel comfortable doing a particular obstacle you can simply move on to the next one.
I believe this is a great opportunity for women to show that running like a girl is not a bad thing. There is something both comforting and empowering about participating in a tough challenge alongside other women who are rooting you on all the way to the finish line. And if that’s not enough to keep you going- there’s a free drink waiting at the end.
The Dirty Girl Run has races all over the country and is open to women ages 14 and up. Are you ready to run like a dirty girl?