Get Out and Live at 2012 Hurt in the Dirt Duathalon
Ogdenâ€™s muddiest, most brutal duathalon, Hurt in the Dirt, returns for 2012. The last two events were so successful that race organizers are bringing it back even bigger and better than ever by adding an a new ladies-only trail running race called “Skirt in the Dirt.” In addition, there will be the the nighttime trail run by headlamp, and the main event: Hurt in the Dirt.” This yearâ€™s event goes down on August 25th and promises to turn you into a freaking dirtball.
So what kind of duathalon is Hurt in the Dirt? Well, it’s trail running and mountain biking race that organizers describe as a â€śtwisting course through trees, over logs and through water of the Weber River bottoms followed by a spaghetti bowl mountain bike course through sand, mud and dirtâ€ť that surrounds Fort Buenaventura in Ogden. Participants will run a 2 mile long course and bike a course that is 5 miles. Each course will be completed with two laps on each discipline, which means total distance will be 8 miles running and 20 miles mountain biking.
In addition to the signature Hurt in the Dirt Duathlon, there will also be the women’s only Skirt in the Dirt 10k trail run as well as a nighttime trail run requiring headlamps.
The Nighttime Trail Run is a 10k open to everyone willing to run in the dark. Headlamps will be required to participate, and the course will be marked with directional glow sticks. If you complete the Duathlon and the Nighttime Trail Run, youâ€™ll be competing for the â€śKing of Painâ€ť title.
Still unsure you want to participate? Then maybe this video from the 2011 race will inspire you to sign up:
Again, Hurt in the Dirt happens on Saturday, August 25th. Registration space is very limited, so if it isnâ€™t filled up already, get on it.
This event is organized by Get Out and Live, or GOAL. The GOAL Foundation is an Ogden-based, non-profit organization that was started shortly after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Their mission is to, â€śattract, organize, support and encourage premier athletic events that promote an active lifestyle in Northern Utah.â€ť
For more information about Get Out and Live, their events or Hurt in the Dirt, visit GOAL at www.getoutandlive.org