The second annual Dirty Girls Mud Run took place this past weekend and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. This was my first time and it was such a blast. Of course, since I'm a guy, I didn't run the course, but instead I photographed my girlfriend's team - The Sweaty Coconuts.
It was also their first time running the race and what better way to remember such an accomplishment then to document the race through photos. That's where I came in.
The day started at around 10:00 am. They were supposed to race at 10:40 am but there was a delay of about 1.5 hours. Once they finally took their place at the start line it was my time to capture some of those moments. I was able to immediately follow them to the first couple obstacles, then they were on their own for a while running through mud infested forest. I was told that there were some spots where the mud was up their waste!
So I made my way back to the main area and then walked to the opposite end of the course where more obstacles would eventually take place. I was fortunate to meet another photographer who was a veteran of the event, and he showed me where they would eventually come out.
Low and behold, I eventually saw the five of them at the top of the hill. They soon made there way through a water slide, a bear crawl through mud and then a run to the final few obstacles. These included an even long water slide, a tire climb and lastly, a teeter totter climb. And then the finish line.
All in all, it took them about 2 hours or so. But it wasn't about time, it was about fun, and they had a lot of it. So did I. There is talk of entering a team next year and if they do, I'll be wearing rubber boots next time around so I can get muddier myself.
Thanks to Anne, Cyrene, Cora, Mahogany and Laura for letting me follow them around in the mud for a couple hours!