Despite Del Mar's hoity-toity rep, the people there are no strangers to getting dirty -- after all, the races kick up tons of dust and the beach is, like, covered with that gritty stuff Rosa absolutely detests hand-picking out of the Range Rover. And now you can get in on DM's version of strenuous nastiness, by training for the Del Mar Mud Run.
The crew from VAVI are bringing back the DMMR for a second stint of 5k muddiness, nearly doubling the available entries to 8000, loading the course with more speakers to keep runners from crying and quitting, enhancing the viewing area around the gnarliest obstacles so friends can
shout words of encouragement laugh hysterically, and rewarding participants and spectators alike with a massive post-race MUD Fest with a mystery musical act, which may not be quite as much of a mystery once they find out Ugly Kid Joe is definitely still available. MR classics making a reappearance include massive-r dirt hills to claw up, makeshift Slip 'n Slides for restful descents, and multiple fire-hose wet-down stations to quell riots; get all that by entering as either an individual, a team of four, or "unlimited teams" scored by averaging best and worst times, though no matter how you compete costumes are highly recommended, so don't be the only dude in Under Armour who loses to the entire cast of Teletubbies. They'll also be bringing in popular impediments from the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge, like rope swings over muck-filled trenches, the "Climb 'n Slide" involving a rope-aided wall and a trip down a fireman's pole, and a "Monster Pit" loaded with "role players" there only to harass you, so enjoy being obstructed by Padres outfielder Blake Tekotte.
After cruising into the racetrack infield and crossing the finish, brave survivors will be rewarded with the cheers and jeers of the crowd, a comped brew, and an event tee, but be careful not to get that dirty, as Rosa's only doing laundry nowadays, like, three times a week.