Hah – now this is a down and dirty event if I’ve ever seen one! Devil Dash is coming to Bootleg Canyon on Saturday, May 12th and it’s touted as a “5K race for “thrill-seeking athletes and party-goers”…now that sounds like fun!
Here’s some of what the press release says about the event:
“Fearless runners will head to Sin City to take on 14 intense obstacles through Purgatory, running thru 3+ miles of adventurous terrain and celebrating with friends and family during an all day festival with live music, food and beer in the Beer Garden of Eden.
With names like “The Reaper,” “Dominatrax,” and “Armageddon,” Bootleg Canyon’s series of trails will lead racers throughout the 5K adventure. Devil Dash will have participants jumping through fire, crawling through mud pits, climbing over cargo nets, sliding down Satan’s Tower and working their way through additional grueling obstacles themed after the 7 deadly sins.
The first wave of the race will begin at 9am, followed by waves of racers taking off to tackle the course every half hour throughout the day.
Race Director Will Newcomer says, “Devil Dash is an event that runners and spectators will never forget. After conquering an adventurous course with 12+ natural and man made obstacles themed after the 7 deadly sins, racers will celebrate with live music, beer and food, alongside their fellow devils & angels. And there is no better City in the world to kick of the Devil Dash Race Series than Sin City.”
Participants are encouraged to suit up in their best Devil and Angel attire and are crowned with shiny Devil wigs prior to racing. Beer from local breweries and Devil grub from local food trucks will be available for purchase in the Beer Garden of Eden. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the live music playing throughout the day and watch the racers tackle several obstacles near the finish.
Lifequest Transitions (LQT) is Devil Dash’s Official Charity partner in 2012. LQT provides adventure programs for injured military members and hosts a variety of programs to help wounded warriors transition back to civilian life.