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The jack-of-all-trades, Carie has a background that includes a long list of activities. She prefers to try new things to get her heart racing. You might find her on the golf course, volleyball court, bike path, kayaking or in a zumba class. She’ll train for the Dirty Girl WI event in her hometown Madison gym.
Okay Dirty Girls of Wisconsin, I’ve got some insider information for you that’s going to make the WI Dirty Girl Mud Run in August even better. You’re probably asking yourself, “What? how could it get any better?!?” Well, let me tell ya — I had the chance to tour the grounds at Milford Hills last week and, in one word, it’s AMAZING. After seeing the course we’ll be running/walking/jumping/crawling through, I’m even more excited than I was before. And, I think you’re going to agree. So, I thought I’d share some information about it, the people I met and some pictures I took. I’ll probably need a couple of blog posts to do it. This is part one. And, this is what it’ll look like when you park at Milford Hills and make your way up the driveway to the starting line (if you choose to walk, because there will also be a shuttle/tractor that’ll take people from the parking areas to the starting line as well, which is pretty cool).
I guess I’ve always felt that “knowledge is power”. You know when something is foreign or unknown and you’re a little worried about it, but then you go through it or see it and all your fears and anxieties are put to rest? That’s exactly why I’m sharing this with you all. Because there is absolutely nothing to worry about when it comes to the Dirty Girl Mud Run. They’ve really thought of everything and the day is sure to be a blast for everyone.
From the beautiful surroundings to the set-up of the course to the first aid station and after-party area, it’s all there for us to enjoy, and that we will!
Here’s some information about the day and the course:
- As I mentioned, there will be parking for everyone and a shuttle to take you or your “cheering section” to the starting line area
- Speaking of the starting line area, it’s very near the finish line…which means people can see what’s happening all over the place!
- Oh and the finish line is right near the changing area, the food and the party (perfect)
- There will be a staging area near the starting line where you’ll get organized in your wave and/or with your team, waves will head out every 15 minutes (there are 150 people in each wave)
- There are THREE mud pits – one at the start, one in the middle of the course and one at the finish…awesome
- Safety is top-of-mind and they’re taking a lot of precautions to make sure the event is safe AND fun
- Practice some trail running/walking to get your body used to running on something other than pavement (just a suggestion as there isn’t any pavement on this course)
The owners of Milford Hills Hunt Club are Lloyd and Dan Marks. These guys have a pretty cool venue. Just as their tagline suggests, it’s not just a hunt club, it’s also perfect for the Dirty Girl Mud Run! And, you should see the club house…it’s gorgeous. In fact, they actually host a lot of weddings (ceremonies AND receptions). So if you, or someone you know, is looking for a place to have a wedding, consider it. Seriously. Or, invite them to the mud run to check it out and cheer you on at the same time!
In my next blog, I’ll talk a little more about the actual course and show you some more pictures. I hope you all found this to be beneficial. Let me know if there’s anything you really want to know about the course and I can try to answer it in my next post.
Girls, I can not stress enough how great you’re going to feel when you cross that finish line after the final mud pit. I strongly suggest you take a lot of pictures afterwards – you’re gonna want to remember this forever!
May 15th, 2011