The X Run?a 5K that mixes mud with adult humor?was born from a desire to combine a race with the sexy, playful aspects of an adult consumer convention. Its obstacles divert from mud-run standards with their tongue-in-cheek names and props. The Dominatrix Dungeon, for example, encloses participants in a muddy maze festooned with hanging bondage items. Everyone runs in whatever clothing they feel most comfortable wearing (nudity is prohibited), and though there's a clock that tells you your race time, the vibe is hardly competitive. The race organizers' foremost goal is to promote a sex- and body-positive outlook. To that end, the event welcomes runners of all fitness levels, and donates part of its proceeds to sexual health organizations.
After the race, runners collect their completion medals and, if they're over 21, a free beer. They can also partake in more food and drink at the on-site after-party, which features a DJ, professional pole dancing demonstrations, mud wrestling, a male revue show, and meet-and-greet with Playboy Radio surprise guests.