I spent the majority of my Saturday volunteering at the Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run in Raleigh, NC. This women-only, un-timed 5k obstacle course brought out all sorts of crazy and ridiculous team outfits and a warm camaraderie, despite the chilly weather.
To top it off, proceeds from the race went towards a great cause, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). While my participation was limited to helping runners check in and check out their bags, I managed to have some wonderful conversations with a diverse, friendly group of women. From mother and daughter duos to co-workers, grandmothers and breast cancer survivors; it was a great event to be a part of.
About Dirty Girl and the National Breast Cancer Foundation
In 2012, Dirty Girl provided the National Breast Cancer Foundation with over $250,000 in monetary and in-kind support. In 2013, the goal of Dirty Girl organizers is to deliver over $500,000 in support to NBCF. In addition, Dirty Girl will continue providing cancer survivors free registration at each event.
Below is one photo that I managed to snap. To see the full set of photos, stop by RJR’s Facebook page. You can also see select photos by visiting RJR’s Tumblr, or via Instagram.
If you happen to spot yourself in one of the photos I took and would like an original copy, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include “Dirty Girl 5k Photos” in the Subject line.