Running in Struthers


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  • Mudderella
    Designed by women, for women, Mudderella is a true athletic event. Across the 5?7 mile muddy course, the non-competitive fitness event finds participants trekking across plenty of obstacles, along with mud-filled pits, mountains of hay, and other challenges to be conquered. Some are designed to be accomplished solo, while others ask runners to team up and lend a hand. With obstacles likes Hat Trick, Wheels in Motion, and Mud Majesty, the event encourages its participants to step outside their comfort zone. Every course is different, but they all guarantee athletes a chance to get their hands?and the rest of them?dirty for a good time and an even better cause: Futures Without Violence, a non-profit that fights to prevent domestic violence and support survivors. While plenty of fun can be found on the course, the festivities begin before the start line and end well after groups cross the finish line. The day kicks off with a stretch and strengthen session, after which participants can visit The Works and get free temporary tattoos, purple face-paint, and festive ribbons. Afterwards, they can pay a visit to the rinsing stations, change into some clean clothes?muddy sneakers can be donated to a local charity?and hit the after-party. Drinks, snacks, Mudderella gear, and massages will be available for purchase.
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    205 Currie Road
    Slippery Rock, PA US
  • The Dirty Dash – EAST
    The Dirty Dash isn't the kind of race where runners try to set a new record. There are no ribbons or trophies for the first runner across the finish line either. That's because the real fun of this race isn't in winning, it's in the actual running itself. And watching groups of costumed adults play in the mud, of course. Part light-hearted race, part military-style obstacle course, The Dirty Dash challenges runners with a course strewn with muddy obstacles with a focus on fun. In order to reach the finish, runners will have to hop over hay bales in mud pits, navigate rows and rows of tires set in wet soil, and even launch themselves down a foamy, 175-foot slip-n-slide. Besides the ultimate reward?the opportunity to spend a day in the mud?each participant also gets a t-shirt, pig tattoo, bandana, and pig decal, as well as a perfect excuse to visit their favorite dry cleaner.
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    Mines & Meadows Resort
    Wampum, PA US
  • Project Mud
    Project Mud might remind adults of the fun they had as a child—running in an open field, sliding into a muddy pond, and crawling through a mud-filled tunnel. The Project Mud 5K challenges individual competitors to drudge their way through 18 mud-covered obstacles in a bid to make their way to the finish line. Those who cross the checkered line celebrate with fellow racers and spectators alike during a lively after party, where live bands and DJs inspire crowds to dance while food vendors serve fresh dishes and cold beer. Proceeds from each event help fund charities in each city, ensuring money collected goes to a good cause instead of serving as fodder for thieving tooth fairies.
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    1307 Old Rte. 18
    Wampum, PA US
  • BattleFrog Race Series
    A group of Navy SEALs designed the BattleFrog Race Series. This trio of obstacle courses?8K, 1-mile, and 400-meter?challenges bodies and minds with scenarios similar to what SEALs face in their training sessions. Each course has a different number of obstacles. Participants climb nets, slosh through mud, and swim with intensity, all while building teamwork and testing their endurance. The events also feature bounce houses for kids and exhibits along with food and music.
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    1307 Old Route 18
    Wampum, PA US
  • Run or Dye
    Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color?which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly named Dye Zone?a polychromatic free-for-all where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by. Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.
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    500 Lutherlyn Lane
    Prospect, PA US
  • The Pittsburgh Games
    The Pittsburgh Games takes the limitations of a quirky, one-off race and blows them to smithereens. Rather than just competing in a run or mustache-grooming contest, folks can compete across a wide range of events, including competitions across nine different stations, indoor triathlons, biathlons, obstacle course runs, and other fitness challenges.
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    PO BOX 716
    Saxonburg, PA US

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