The Dirty Badger

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The Dirty Badger

Saturday, August 22nd - 5 & 10km Trail Race

Get ready for round two! For the second year in a row, 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

Details coming soon on some of the new and exciting things that you can expect from this year's event!


Mini-Badgers Kids' Challenge

New this year, The Dirty Badger isn't just for the grown-ups! Thanks to our friends at Adventure Running Kids, while you're fighting your own battle with the trails, your kids can be taking their own in a fun, safe, and supervised manner! Children aged 6-14 will learn the basics of navigation and trail running through organized activities to keep them active and having fun! The Kids' challenge will culminate with a short race focusing on putting some of their newly-developed agility and speed, as well as navigation skills to work


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

Join an existing Dirty Badger Team:...................... $35

Register from August 1st to August 20th (4:00pm):.... $45


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

Dirty Badger After Party

Immediately following your hard-fought struggle with the trails, the fun continues at Isaac's, where their recently renovated patio is open for business! There is nothing more satisfying after leaving it all on the race course than a BBQ lunch (complementary for all Dirty Badgers racers), alongside an ice cold beverage from the patio bar. Spend the afternoon taking full advantage of the patio with fellow racers and friends. There will be live music, contests, prizes, activities for all ages, and of course awards presented to top finishers in both distances and the most spirited team!

If all of that isn't enough to put you to bed for the weekend, check your race pack for your discount coupon to the Niagara Craft Beer Festival happening that very afternoon! Check out all the details of this great event at:


RaceDay Schedule

9:00am..............Registration and Race Pack Pick-up opens

10:00am.............Mini Badgers pre-race activities begin

10:30am.............Dirty Badger Start-time

11:00am.............Isaac's post-race - BBQ and Bar open

12:30pm.............Awards and Prizes

2:30pm...............Another Dirty Badger in the books!

Dirty Badger 5 & 10km Trail Race

Dirty Badger 5 & 10km Trail Race