Mud-drenched participants can run, walk, jog or crawl through The Dirty Dash 5K at the Fernley 95A Speedway Oct. 1. This year, in honor of its fifth anniversary, The Dirty Dash brings more mud, new obstacles and one-of-a-kind participant medals. This is the first time the Dirty Dash has come to Northern Nevada.

“Running is supposed to be fun!” John Malfatto, Dirty Dash co-owner, said in a press release.  “You can’t help but smile as you make your way through this course.”

Since 2010, filthy participants sloshed through this fun run across the country. Participants climb over obstacles and wade through mud pits at this family-friendly event designed for participants of all ages and abilities. This year, The Dirty Dash debuts a new obstacle and more mud for thousands of adventurous participants.

The Dirty Dash is owned by the same company who created Slide the City, Color Me Rad and The Lantern Fest.

The Dirty Dash operates under the theory that "running is already torture enough." People of all ages and fitness levels tackle the mud-drenched obstacles at their own pace and have the choice to avoid the trickier obstacles altogether.

“People come for the mud,” said Malfatto in a press release. “If there is one thing we have learned over the past few years, it is that our participants aren’t looking for an intense workout. They want to live their childhood dreams of getting down and dirty in the biggest mud pits they have ever seen.”

Online registration for The Dirty Dash – Reno is now open. Participants are encouraged to sign up at before July 8 to take advantage of the current rate.

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