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Dirty Girl Mud Run Pink Ribbon Warriors

What started off as a dark and rainy day ended with sunshine, laughter and love for a worthy cause, Breast Cancer.

Welcome to the world of a dirty girl…

I had the shift from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. trekking the hour drive from Milwaukee through the down pour; good for the mud run, but not good for me.  (Note:  The rain stopped as soon as I parked the car and the sunshine lasted all day.)

I entered this field of dreams (Mud) at the Milford Hills Hunt Club near Johnson Creek, WI not knowing what to expect, so I hope that the pictures capture this amazing event filled with women rolling in the mud and running a grueling obstacle course for a good cause.

This was definitely a family event filled with live music, food and plenty of cheering going on and this is all while I was walking up to the volunteer booth.  These cheers were for those who started the dirty girl mud run at 8 A.M. and went on until 6 P.M.

As you recall our story about the Pink Ribbon Warriors, Jamie, Jessica, Alana and Alta ran their race at 3 P.M. (see more photos on our Facebook page)

The Dirty Girl Mud Run officials reported an estimated 6, 000 runners throughout the day with 250 volunteers.

I had the opportunity of being one of the volunteers handing out dry towels or wet towels at the finish line.  It was a good assignment until we were told that they will not have enough towels for the day, so we ended up policing the towels by rationing them out (Sorry Ladies).

Nonetheless, at the end of our shift, it was awesome and all the ladies were a good sport about it, especially after letting them know they can wet their lips at the Cosmo Bar. 

So, who were some of the ladies participating in this event?  We ran into some of the Wisconsin Dragons Women’s Tackle Football players who participated, the Muskego Mama’s and one of my many favorites…the Dirty Hooker’s. 

I would like to thank the event organizers for allowing IOU Sports to be one of the many volunteers. 

Congratulations to all the young girls and women of all ages who participated on behalf of love ones including themselves who are battling cancer.  We all hope that the Dirty Girl Mud Run will return next year to get down and dirty for a great cause.

More photos can be seen on our Facebook page.

Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson