Registration is live for the 2016 Dirty Dogwood 5k. You can walk it, run it, or challenge yourself to the obstacle mud run. This unique event is appropriate for all ages and ability levels, with something for everyone. Get together with friends, family, and coworkers for a morning you’ll be sure to remember.
First off I want to thank the volunteers, from the bottom of my heart. You guys are the legs this entire event stands on. There was more help this year then ever before. Weeks in advance, late Friday night, early Saturday morning, the registration goddesses, and post race clean up crew. You guys are all amazing and appreciated.
We had over 240 participants this year (that’s a PR) and despite over 100 of those being on race day, registration went smooth. There was a hiccup with the Dogwood shirts (some pre-registered folks didn’t get theirs) so if you pre-registered (before May 9th) and you didn’t get a white shirt. Email me your size and I’ll get it to you. JP@DansvilleFitnessClub.com
This race is unique in several ways. The goal is to bring the community together for a fun event. The standard Dogwood Walk and Run has been around for decades, a staple of the Dogwood Festival and great way to kick off the weekend. There used to be a 10k option. If enough people are interested I will bring that back. I also want to do a shorter kids run (1.5 km), again, if enough people are interested. The addition of the obstacles (the Dirty) has been incredibly fun and incredibly challenging. The course is limited (mostly residential) and I’m not legally allowed to move enough earth to make it much different each year. The time crunch is another challenge. We litereally assemble all the obstacles Friday night and early Saturday morning (doesn’t leave much time for testing) and the 500 dollar budget gets blown pretty quick. Next year I will be moving the Dirty Version (the obstacle run) out of town. I would love to keep it in the village but logistics are getting too difficult. Details will be posted as we get closer to next year, but the Walk and Run will remain the same, with the potential addition of a 10k and 1.5k option. Please email me with questions and suggestions for next years race.