Easiest Way to Get a Buzz Without the Burn

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We’re giving away a perfect pair of sunblock, or are we? These sneaky SPF flasks will be blocking boring instead of burns. Get ready to turn any poolside into a party. Just think, this could be you every Dog Day of Summer left:


Your friends will be green with jealousy over your impressive tan lines and high school level alcohol pilfering skills. And don’t think these hidden flasks as only a cabana accessory, you’ll end up taking them everywhere SPF is acceptable, which spoiler alert; is everywhere. You’ll lead every lifeguard, purse checker, and paid by the hour security to believe you’re just any other faceless, responsible adult. Jokes on them, you’re about to party and possibly jail (no judgement).

Tell us what dirty summer plans you’ve dreamed up with these beauties, we’ll send the best comments a set of their own.

White Trash Pool

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Summer’s not over yet, so there’s still time to build up your street cred and create the greatest way to beat heat since The Otter Pop.

What you need:

• A truck

• A large tarp or large sheet of plastic

• A hose

• Swimwear (optional)

How to make it:

1. With the tailgate up, line the bed of the truck with the tarp or plastic. Make sure it goes up and over the sides of the bed.

2. Fill the truck bed with water.

3. Park the truck and watch the jaws drop.

4. Settle in for a splash.


You’re welcome. And for even more of DIRTY ways to trick life,  sign up for emails here!

Balls Out

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For most people, talking about their loopy balls would sound like a terrible medical condition. Luckily for us loopy balls have nothing to do with a bizarre physical ailment and everything to do with starting out your Dirty Dash right.

New this year, we’ve added these toys to our bag of tricks for pre-race games and entertainment.  How does a Loopy Ball work? It’s like we stick the top half of your body in a giant bouncy ball, leaving out your legs so you can still run around.  But we use the term “run” loosely because once inside the loopy balls you’re more likely to move like a drunk frog than a well trained athlete.

Maybe losing control of your coordination isn’t your thing, but we know anyone can get behind pointing and laughing while someone else loses their coordination. So make sure to get to the start line early enough to see our giant loopy balls, and hopefully your friends, in action.  And if you haven’t yet, register now for The Dirty Dash, it’s the only way you’re getting a chance to peep these loopy balls.

Secrets For Staying Young

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1. Exercise

Your health teacher probably told you in the 8th grade, and we’re telling you again because it’s true!  People who log two plus hours a week working out have a 30% less chance of dying in the next 20 years if you do less or none at all.

2. Get Your Sleep On

Looks like there’s some truth behind the old “early to bed and early to rise” adage.  Getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night and you’re 2% more likely to die earlier than those wise men getting 6-8 snooze hours a night.

3. Have More Fun

Stress less with the release of endorphins by having fun and getting active. Endorphins can give you an overall sense of wellness and can even temporarily relieve pain. We’ve got a great way to help you get those endorphins, register here to adult play in our Dirty Dash.


5 Reasons To Workout Today

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  1. Working Out Makes You Happy

Even a quick workout will repel any bad mood. Working out boosts production of brain chemicals that will help ease anxiety and stress. Or in the words of Elle Woods, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” So if you’re not going to work out for yourself, at least do it for your significant other.

  1. Strengthen Memory

Can’t remember where you left your car keys; or even worse, forgot your age (I could have sworn just yesterday I was 25!)? Working out can help you get your memory into tiptop shape. Just a single exercise session can result in higher levels of memory strengthening hormones. Keep working out and before you know it you’ll remember everyone from your graduation class without even using Facebook.

  1. Boost Creativity

Exercising can help you think of the next great idea. Studies have found that those who exercised  four times a week were able to think more creatively than those with a more sedentary lifestyle. You’re in good company when you workout to get your creative juices flowing; Steve Jobs often took walking meetings to help brainstorm new ideas.

  1. Helps You Feel More Confident

Self-confidence is all based on what we think we can do and seeing ourselves accomplish surprising feats.  So watching your body run that extra mile, not stop during the entire Zumba class, and upping your weights will not only tighten and tone those limbs, but your confidence will be through the roof. Go get your workout in, see what amazing things your body can do and then go get that raise, date, or new swimsuit.

  1. Minimize Sick Days

Research shows that getting to the gym at least 2-3 times a week will give your body a stronger ability to fight off bacteria and viruses.  One thing we know for sure is burpees are less brutal than body flu. Totally worth it.

Our obstacles are primed and ready for you to see all the payoff from those workouts, register here and get a weekend workout in!

Dirty Dash Joust

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New for 2014 we’re going medieval on everyone before we get our Dirty Dash on. When you show up for your filthy fun, you’re in for this American Gladiator good time, so be prepared to let your inner Hawk or Diamond out.  Our MC’s are there to entertain, give out free stuff, and now judge a DIRTY joust.

Sign up here for your chance to joust it out!

Easy No-Bake Energy Balls

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Get the most out of your workout with an easy snack! Not eating before a workout is the wrong idea; eating will prevent your body from converting muscle tissue into glucose for the energy you need. This isn’t ideal for losing weight or building muscle, so try out our favorite snack below!
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.
  2. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  3. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy!
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Feel free to substitute any of the above ingredients to accommodate food allergies or special diets. Add cranberries, raisins, goji berries, or anything you like. There’s no wrong way to eat an energy ball!

Pork’s Peak- The Famous Mud Run Mountain

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You may never mount Everest, but when you come get dirty with our dash, you can make it up and down Pork’s Peak, Sherpa free. Scramble up, slide down, and then #selfie to prove just how hard your ass is to all your non-dirty friends.  You might not get your name in the paper or stake your country’s flag on top, but you will have the satisfaction of knowing you summited Pork’s Peak.


Team Name Tips

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One of the best parts of getting dirty at our dash is overcoming literal and figurative obstacles with your team of friends.  Below we have the top tips to create the most epic team name.

*Involve the Whole Team

Unlike that time your parents lost all creativity and named you boring old “Emily”, you have a say in what title you’ll go by. Make sure it’s something the whole team can love and get behind.  You’re gonna need to be a united front if you wanna have a prayer of getting over that wood wall.


*Incorporate An Innuendo

Why an innuendo? Because they’re fun, a little sneaky, and you won’t be too embarrassed to repeat them in from of any little ones.


*Think of Something the Whole Team Has In Common

You’re probably a team because you all have something in common.  Well, tell the world what it is! Whether your team consists of co-workers, AA Sponsors, High School Bff’s, family members, or anything else, there’s a name there and we wanna hear it.


*Use the Internet

Hey we’re all busy, so maybe you don’t have a billion hours to think of a team name.  That’s where the Internet comes in.  No judgement here if you Google “running team names” and plagiarize your favorite.  Or have Wu Tang do the work for your whole clan here: http://www.mess.be/inickgenwuname.php