Michigan is blessed with some Iconic events, events that deserve a spot on your bucket list. For 25 years, the Dances With Dirt Team Relay has been one such event. DWD is the pure Michigan born, granddaddy of "obstacle course" running. It's not man-made crap set out in the woods, but every brutal obstacle mother nature has to offer, and what more could you ask for. If you have not experienced this wild, full color incredible day in this running life we live, you will be rewarded, I promise. Many of the team themes are over the top and add another layer to a day that is far more than the sum of its parts.
Trick 4 friends over to the dark side, on DWD day, and you will be their hero. It's a challenging day with each runner running 3 legs and putting in around 12 miles. These are not Peter Cottontail, bunny trail miles, but severe breathtaking miles that will cleanse the soul. DWD does offer the option to run with a team of up to 10 to ease up on the miles for each runner, and gives people of all abilities the chance to experience this amazing event. If you can run a 5K, you can be a part of DWD Day. I guarantee, it will be a rewarding challenge nonetheless and the finish line will be just as sweet.
Grab some friends and sign up early to save a few bucks. Put September 26th on the calendar, and join in the fun we've been having for over 25 years. Knowing you are in for a tough day will motivate you out the door all year, so you will be ready to rock. Perhaps get the team together for a monthly trail run. Perhaps this has been a shameless plug for DWD (dwdmichigan.com for more info), but running gets no better.
Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who loves every aspect of DWD Day, and so will you!