Best Competitions To Get Dirty In The Atlanta Area

April 13, 2013 9:00 AM

When some of us think of mud, we get really excited. There are two kinds of mud activities. There are those of us that relish in a Georgia Red Clay Body Wrap on the Spa Level at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead and then there are those that like a little competition with their mud activities like the mudders in GA. Complete a long muddy course designed to test skin, strength, agility and stamina at any of these dirty competitions in the Atlanta area.

Atlanta Dirty Girl Run
Lake Lanier Resort
7000 Holiday Road
Buford, GA 30518
(800) 370-0179 

Date: April 20th, 2013

For some, getting dirty is a part of having the time of their lives. Also, for some it is doing something good in the world. A portion of all registrations fees for this run are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It is not your traditional race, but an obstacle course where teams are encouraged to compete. Under the design of lots of music and refreshments, the run turns into a day of laughter and camaraderie for a day many will not soon forget.

Atlanta Georgia Rugged Maniac 
Georgia International Horse Park
1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway 
Conyers, GA 30013

Date: August 17th, 2013 (scheduled waves)

Looking for your next adventure? How about an epic one? The Rugged Maniac event will test your skill limits while you hang out with others who, at least for the day, like to call themselves maniacs. There is a 3.1-mile course, and if that is not enough, there is lots of other skills testing close by. How about a ride on a mechanical pull or a real adult tug-o-war? It all comes along with a t-shirt and free photos.  

Georgia Zombie Run
Redwine Cove
1104 Redwine Cove Road 
Dalton, GA 30721

Date: September 14, 2013 (scheduled waves)

A zombie-infested 5K muddy obstacle course race; isn’t that what you have been waiting for all year? Well the answer is yes for some who desire to feel like they are in a zombie virus TV show run amuck. This is one event where you have a choice whether to fully participate or not. There are three type of passes available: a runner pass, a zombie pass and a spectator pass.    

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Atlanta Georgia Savage Race
Moonlight Stables Equestrian Center
2462 Harmony Grove Church Road
Dallas, GA 30132

Date: May 11th, 2013

Even though this event claims to kick your butt, people keep coming year after year. The Savage Race consists of a five to six-mile, very intense obstacle run with obstacles made up of mud, fire, ice and barbed wire. It promises an adrenaline buzz for days and expects it to be a top life experience for most. There is a very large party after the event that also promises to be just as savage!

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