This past Saturday, approximately 2,000 participants learned the true meaning of the phrase “Play Dirty” at the inaugural Play Dirty Adventure Trail Run, which was hosted by Gulf Coast Adventure Racing. They are known for hosting multi-sport events along the Gulf Coast since 2001. The series of adventure races has grown to include events from Mobile, Ala., to Lake Charles, La., with a series championship event in New Orleans, La.
The 5K trail run was held in Baton Rouge at the State Fairgrounds, but many would agree that this was not your typical trail run; it far exceeded the norm. Yes, there was mud and trails, but runners also encountered 12 incredible challenges before crossing the finish line. Obstacles included a giant mud pit, cargo net climb, slipping slalom and a huge hay bale, along with many other unique challenges.
Due to such a huge number of runners, waves were created to give everyone a fair chance on the course that covered majority of the Fairgrounds. According to the stats shared on the results wall, George Baxter was the first overall male finisher with a time of 18:55.9 and Ellen Murray was the first overall female finisher with a time of 23:13.3. For the most accurate results from the race, please visit Play Dirty Adventure Trail Run.
It should also be noted that a percentage of the proceeds from the Play Dirty Adventure Trail Run benefit the Rocketkidz Foundation.
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Source: Play Dirty Adventure Trail Run