I'm getting DIRTY this weekend! 

No, not like that.   I'll be at Welch Village, south of the Twin Cities, participating in my first ever Dirty Girl Mud Run & Obstacle Course.  It's a 5k course with plenty of obstacles.  Obstacles that include a lot of mud.

But it's not a "race" in the traditional sense.  It is an un-timed race (oxymoron?) where teams are encouraged.

I've never done any of the obstacle-type races, but there are quite a few out there.  Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash are the two most popular that I've heard of.  But this one is girls only--and a portion of the money from the  will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Last year $50,000 was raised for the cause. Their goal for 2012 is to raise at least $250,000.

Here's an Dirty Girl race from last year like the one I'll be doing tomorrow:

Stay tuned, I'll have plenty of dirty pictures to show off on Monday!