The Dirty Badger

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The Dirty Badger

On Saturday August 23rd, surrounded by views of the City of St. Catharines from atop the Niagara Escarpment, the Dirty Badger will take you up, down, through, and around some of the most challenging and exciting trails in the Niagara Region.

What is it?

The Dirty Badger is a Trail Running Race! Not an obstacle race, not an adventure race, and not a mud run! The toughest obstacle you'll face, and the only one that you will need to push through is the trail itself - 5km or 10km of some of best trails that the Niagara Region has to offer! Situated on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, Brock University's unique location provides you with steep climbs, tricky descents, and a winding trail network that will put you to the ultimate test!

More Than Just a Trail Race

The Dirty Badger is an event that you do not want to miss! Isaac's Bar & Grill will be opening up its patio doors so that following the hard-fought race you can refuel with a BBQ lunch (included in registration), and cool off with an ice-cold drink! Enjoy the patio, and post-race activities while you wait for awards to be presented to top finishers and the team with the most Badger Spirit! If you'd like, you can relax and unwind with a much-needed stretch by dropping in at a post-race yoga session available on-site

Dirty Badger Team Spirit Competition

All racers are free to take part either on their own or as a part of a team! If you are registering as a team, you will be prompted to enter your team name upon registration. On race day, show us that your team has got some real Badger Spirit for a chance to win a group prize. Wear your favourite Badger gear, get loud, get excited, and show everyone how much you love being a Badger

Registration Fees

Now until 12:00pm on Friday Aug. 22nd: $41

All Racers will receive a race-kit on the day of the event, which will include BBQ voucher, event t-shirt, and various giveaways.

Dirty Badger After Party at the Niagara Craft Beer Festival

Immediately following the race, Isaac's has got you covered for lunch. The Patio Bar will be open and racers can unwind and enjoy the BBQ and a drink while you wait for the Awards Presentation. The fun does not have to stop there. The Niagara Craft Beer Festival will serve as your official Dirty Badger After Party. Enjoy live bands, food, and beer, and let a great day turn into a great evening too! All Racers receive $15 off of Saturday's All Day Ticket to the festival. Your discounted tickets will be available at The Dirty Badger Check out all the information at:

RaceDay Schedule

9:00am - Registration table opens at Isaac's for participant sign-in, waiver collection, race pack pick-up. Please bring Photo ID

10:00am - 5km & 10km Race begins

11:00am - Patio & Bar open at Isaac's

11:15am - Drop-in Yoga begins

12:30pm - Awards Presentations for Top Team Spirit, Top Female and Male Finishers (5km), Top Female and Male Finishers (10km)

2:00pm - Montebello Park hosts the Niagara Craft Beer Festival, and official Dirty Badger After Party!

Dirty Badger 5 & 10km Trail Race

Dirty Badger 5 & 10km Trail Race