Mud runs are all the rage these days – what with races like the Tough Mudder taking the world by storm.
But there’s something “intimidating” about those races. I mean, seriously, fire and electric coupled with a 10-13 mile course? Just a little too intense for this gal.
I’ve tried my hand at “adventure runs” before (recap #1, #2, #3) and had a fairly decent experience but didn’t LOVE them. Likely because they were on sandy beaches & not real “mud runs” which just look like more fun.
Plus, the series I ran was really a “race series” with prizes awarded to the top finishers at the end of the 3 month race period. There were lots and lots of “dudes” out on the course (if you know what I mean) and several super fit and fast women. But not a whole lot of “back of the packers” like me.
I just never really felt like I belonged out there.
Enter: Pretty Muddy, a brand new women’s only 5k adventure run coming to the Tampa area on November 10th!
The whole idea of the Pretty Muddy event is empowering women. Encouraging us to get out there, challenge ourselves, have fun and
maybe get a bit dirty during the process!
The 5k course is made up of several obstacles which range from challenging – think walls to climb over, rope ladders and mud crawls – to just plain fun. Beach ball crawl anyone?
I was stoked when Courtney from Journey of a Dreamer contacted me about partnering with Pretty Muddy! Her recap of the Chicago event solidified the fact that the Tampa event was something I wanted to do.
Unfortunately though, I can’t participate this year. On top of the fact that I’m under those pesky heart rate restrictions (and not quite confident that I can handle an obstacle run right now), I have a conflict on event day: my mom is flying in to town from PA that morning just as the event is scheduled to start!
So, my loss is your gain: The Pretty Muddy event organizers gave me an entry to the Tampa Event to GIVE AWAY!
TO ENTER: Just leave a comment letting me know you want to Get Pretty Muddy! (Or any other comment…it’ll still count as an entry.)
Enter by Thursday October 11th at 10:00pm. I’ll randomly select a winner using Random.org and the winner will be announced on Friday October 12th! GOOD LUCK!