Dirty Dozen Trail Race 2013

Jump, crawl and climb across the 12 obstacles that make up The Dirty Dozen Trail Race. This 2nd annual 12K is a challenging trail race that will put your endurance and strength to the test. This is not a mud run, but be sure to wear an old t-shirt – we say “dirty” for a reason.

Event Info:

  • Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2013
  • Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Distance: 12K with 12 obstacles


  • Overall results (PDF)
  • Age group results (PDF)

Registration: Available Online

  • $47 – Through October 9th
  • $57 – Race Day Registration
  • Race giveaways are only guaranteed to those who pre-register

Race Day Schedule:

  • Friday, October 11
    • 5 – 7 p.m. – Packet pick-up at NoDa Brewing Company
    • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines.
  • Saturday, October 12
    • 7:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Begins
    • 8:30 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Ends
    • 9:00 a.m. – Race Starts
    • 11:45 a.m. – Course Closes

Post Race: Be sure to stick around after the race for food, drinks, raffle prizes and awards as well as live music and entertainment throughout the day at the USNWC’s Fall Finale.

Awards: Will be given to the top 3 finishers in the following 12 categories

  • Male/Female 24 and under
  • Male/Female 25-29
  • Male/Female 30-34
  • Male/Female 35-39
  • Male/Female 40-44
  • Male/Female 45 and better

Course Map:
















Volunteering: Interested in volunteering? Contact Adam Bratton at abratton@usnwc.org





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Additional Event Info:

  • Race giveaways are only guaranteed to those who pre-register
  • Participants are required to complete 25 “Burpees” if any obstacle is not completed as designed prior to continuing the course. One burpee consists of:
    1. Beginning in a standing position
    2. Dropping into a squat position with your hands on the ground
    3. Extending feet back in one quick motion to assume the front plank position
    4. Returning to the squat position in one quick motion
    5. Returning to standing position
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • Participants must bring ID to consume alcohol during post-race
  • Aid Station will be located at … TBD
  • Locker rooms are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
  • No pets allowed on the course
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered

Questions / Comments

  1. JP October 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Can u please post a list of the obstacles. I did the race Saturday and I forgot what all the obstacles were. Thank you!

    • USNWC October 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Hey JP, here is a list of the obstacles in no particular order: Over/under obstacle, rope bridge passing, monkey bars crossing, ring swings, cargo net climb, 8-10 ft wall climb, wall traverse, army rope crossing, a boulder wall climb, a tire flip, culvert crossing (hole in the wall), rope garden, and an agility ladder.

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