FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE DIRTY DASH ALL ABOUT?

The Dirty Dash is where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy. Simply put, it’s a mud run obstacle course with more mud and less torture than the races of yore.

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

Most locations are a 5k. Check your location page and Facebook event page for more details.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?

We welcome all ages! All kids participating in the full 5K must register as adults, and all minor participants must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 13 must run with a parent or guardian, and the Piglet Plunge is available for kids who want the bite-sized version of their parents’ run. The waiver can be found when registering for their ticket, pack pick-up, and race day.

WHAT IS THE PIGLET PLUNGE

The Piglet Plunge is for children under 12. It’s a mile long and includes a youth-sized t-shirt. A parent or guardian must accompany participants during the entire mile. It typically begins about 80 minutes after the final adult wave.

I CAN NO LONGER ATTEND, CAN I GET REFUND?

If you did not purchase Ticket Guardian insurance, you may transfer your ticket, but it is non-refundable. Email info@thedirtydash.com to transfer your ticket. If you did purchase Ticket Guardian insurance, you may get a refund if you can not attend the event! Please contact Ticket Guardian at www.ticketguardian.net. You can get more information on our refund policy HERE.

WHERE CAN I GET MY RACE PACKET

Did you pay to have it shipped? You can expect your packet to arrive in the mail the week of the event. Please note that we ship all of the packets that were included with your original order to the address included, but if you add more registrations, you will need to purchase packet delivery at that time of additional registrations. Didn’t pay for shipping? NO PROBLEM! You can pick it up before the event at your local packet pick up. We’ll send you an email with all the details 1-2 weeks before your race date.

WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO PACKET PICK-UP?

Don’t stress, someone else can pick up your packet for you, they just need your ticket (printed or e-ticket) or information with them. If you don’t have any friends willing to help out, we provide one final option: packet pick-up on race day. This last resort is not without consequences, however, as lines tend to be extra long on race day, so plan accordingly, and arrive at least an hour early.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

In a perfect world, we recommend you get there about 30 – 45 mins before your start time. This will give you wiggle room should you encounter traffic, choose to shop at the merch tent, or stretch out before the run. If your location utilizes shuttles, you’ll want to give yourself, even more, time. We’ll send you an email and update your Facebook event page with details should your location require unique instructions.

WHAT DO I WEAR?

That depends on what you would like to see completely filthy. We consider the Dirty Dash an excellent opportunity for atrocities of bridesmaids past, costumes that are made more illustrative by the accompaniment of dirt and obstacles, and for Instagrammable team uniforms.

WHAT DO I BRING?

Bring the least amount of belongings necessary so that you don’t feel weighed down and can strictly focus on dunking yourself in mud. Necessities like phones, a waterproof phone cover case, a credit card, a towel or garbage bags to cover your car seats, and a water bottle (though we do have water stations!) are crucial. Not advised or allowed? Pets, bikes, scooters, weapons, lighters… you know what’s good for you.

WILL THERE BE SHOWERS?

Public rinsing showers are available and devoid of heat and privacy. We recommend you plan on seat covers accordingly.

CAN MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS COME WATCH AND CHEER ME ON?

We love supportive cheerleaders! Our only stipulation is that they stay off the actual running course for their safety and the safety of our runners.

WHERE DO I PARK AND IS THERE A CHARGE?

Please check your local page and Facebook event page to get all details on parking. You will also receive an email 1-2 weeks before the event with further details.

IS THERE A BAG CHECK?

Select locations do offer a bag check. Check your Dirty Dash location page and Facebook event page for more information. Our employees and volunteers are not responsible for babysitting purses, wallets, or a change of clothes. The best rule of thumb: if you don’t want it on your body during the run, leave it in your car or at home!

I CAN NO LONGER ATTEND. CAN I GET A REFUND?

If you did not purchase Ticket Guardian insurance, you may transfer your ticket to another event, but it is non-refundable. Email info@colormerad.com to transfer your ticket. If you did purchase Ticket Guardian insurance, you may get a refund if you can not attend the event! Please contact Ticket Guardian at www.ticketguardian.net. Click HERE for more info on refunds.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE'S BAD WEATHER?

You think a few storm clouds can stop the filth? Rain is a boon to our mud! For more critical weather concerns (tornados, flooding, etc), check your Facebook event page for the most up to date information. If the weather is deemed dangerous by your event director or local authorities, we will email you with cancellation or postponement details.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SPONSORING, PERFORMING, OR BECOMING A VENDOR?

We’re always interested in partnering with companies and individuals that add value to our events! We have vendor booth spaces, sponsorship packages and performer packages available. If interested, email us at info@thedirtydash.com.

DO YOU HAVE A CHARITY?

Color Me Rad is a for-profit business that believes in giving back to the community, so we donate a portion of our proceeds to our many charity partners. For more information on your local charity partner, visit the webpage or Facebook page for more information.

DID YOU FORGET TO ADD YOUR PROMO CODE?

Unfortunately, we are unable to add your promo code to already purchased tickets. Once you have registered for the event, we can not add the promo code to your order, or refund the difference of the promo code. BUT, this is a great opportunity to sign a friend up using the promo code!

DO YOU HAVE A PROMO CODE?

Well, it must be your lucky day! When selecting your tickets, you will see a blue ‘Enter Promotional Code’ spot in the top right-hand corner. Once you click on that, you can place your specific promo code.

WANT THE DIRTY DASH TO COME TO YOUR CITY?

Email us at info@thedirtydash.com for suggestions. Hopefully, we can come soon!

ARE YOU A BLOGGER, PHOTOGRAPHER, OR VIDEOGRAPHER INTERESTED IN COMING TO OUR EVENT?

Add to it your portfolio! Email us at info@thedirtydash.com to start the conversation! Can’t wait!

IS THERE ADA AND HANDICAP ASSISTANCE PARKING?

Yes! The ADA Parking information is provided by the venue, and we recommend coming early to the venue to make sure all requirements are met.

CAN I BRING MY PET DOG, CAT, OR LIZARD?

We love your pets, which is why they aren’t allowed. For the safety of pets and all participants, please leave your furry/scaly/slimy/squawking friends at home. Participation will be prohibited should they tag along. Service animals are allowed, but please bring required paperwork of proof.

I LOST SOMETHING AT THE EVENT, WHAT DO I DO?

All lost items are taken to our check-in tent. If you’ve already left the venue, you can email us at info@thedirtydash.com to help find any missing objects!

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