My thoughts on Savage Race are well known. Once I exposed Savage Race for the well organized and customer friendly disappointment that it is they had no choice but to try and save face and introduce a Masters Division for racers that are 40+. While for me this is too little too late as I will not be 40 for another 3 years, I was excited to see the one-upmanship that Hot an Dirty Mud Run has shown. If there is anything I appreciate more than bacon for supper, it is someone stealing someone idea to approve on it and steal their thunder!
Hot an Dirty Mud Run is a Los Angeles based race series working towards crowning the 1st ever Hot an Dirty Mud Run champion on October 24th. The top 3 women and men will be receiving awards, medals, and prizes at the October race. They are now pleased to also announce a Senior Citizens Division! Competitors 65 and over are now invited to come out to Hot an Dirty Mud Run to compete in the 1st ever Seniors Championship!
I spoke with Race Director Ted Guilmette and he had this to say: “Savage Race is obviously already afraid to compete with us as they refuse to come out west to hold an event. We wanted to find something to not only one-up them, but to find our own unique spin to put on this overdone idea.” For this unique event all seniors will be competing for the coveted Golden Life Alert, guaranteed to make them the hit of everyone at the old folk’s home! If they ever fall and can’t get up, they will be able to call for help in shiny style. Even though only the top geriatric male and female will be going home with the top award, each finisher will not be going home empty handed. Not only will everyone go home with several buffet coupons, the typical finisher medal is being replaced with a finisher cane to help everyone back to the car.
To ensure this race is not too easy, Hot an Dirty Mud Run has set up some unique senior wave obstacles to set the competition apart. Right off the start to separate the true ELITES from the rest of the pack, all seniors will be setting a blinking digital clock to the correct time. Other obstacles facing them on the course including taking a digital photo, checking their voicemail, passing a teenager without telling him to pull up his pants, and recording Matlock on a DVR.
Also stealing from the OCRWC, Hot an Dirty Mud Run will be performing drug testing before the race. The use of Viagra will be strictly enforced and ensure the racers will not be falsely rising to the competition. False teeth will also be banned from the course, however adult diapers are not only allowed, but strongly encouraged. To cater to this exclusive group, Hot an Dirty Mud Run will be offering prune juice and hard candy at each water stop. As a special surprise, Wilfrod Brimley will be on hand to present the trophies to the winners as well as providing free diabetes screening.
If you know a senior living in LA, sign them up for Hot an Dirty Mud Run today! It will be hilarious to watch.