Friday, March 8, 2013

On the Road with the Diva Dash

We started in Colorado. Packed and ready to go with 12,000 pounds of obstacles, merchandise, equipment and race gear.

Leaving Colorado...

My Goodness Kansas is long.
But there's a lot of information on the highway...

Still in Kansas.

We made a few stops along the way...

A few beers.

Got in a little mountain biking in central Missouri.

More beers.

Lunch on the road...

Bored enough to take a self portrait.

Then rolled into Atlanta on Monday.
Followed by a week of set up, rain, more rain, 4 hours to take down, did I mention rain and 3 days travel back through a snowstorm.
Through it all a great event. The 1000+ ladies who ran the Atlanta Event were smiling the whole way. It always amazes me how cheerful and excited they are to be out running and challenging themselves on the 3 mile course.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Top Secret: New Diva Dash Obstacle #2

Behind the scenes of the Diva Dash. More obstacle construction.

Code Name: Reach for the Sky

21 feet long.

14 feet wide.

Foot rails on the left side of obstacle.

2 specific lanes that will acommodate over 10 racers.
The concept: Racers approach the obstacle and choose either the left or right lane. Racers then use the step provided and use the hand rails overhead and swing their way to the end of the obstacle. Racers who prefer, may use the left side of the obstacle that contains foot rungs that will aid in the process.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Top Secret: New Diva Dash Obstacle #1

Another look behind the scenes of the Diva Dash.
Secret photos of the construction of an obstacle.

Code Name: Shopping Cart Corrall

18 feet long.

3 feet high.

6 lanes of racers.

Maximum Capacity: over 24 racers.

The concept:
Racers approach the "Swinging Steps" and choose one of 6 lanes. Using the handrails, racers step onto the flexible step and swing to the next flexible step and advance down the lane.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Diva Dash Ambassador Program

Do you know anyone who would like a free iPod Shuffle, a pair of running shoes and free entry to the Diva Dash?
Let me tell you about the Diva Dash Ambassador Program.

The Diva Dash is a women-only adventure obstacle run. It is sponsored by SHAPE Magazine. The 5K course is designed to challenge and empower women with obstacles that test strength, speed, balance, agility, etc.
The purpose of the Ambassador is to promote and expose women to the Shape Diva Dash and encourage fitness, fellowship and fun. By encouraging teams to register together we feel that shared experiences will help create bonds and further empower women to be healthy and strong.

Each Ambassador will receive posters, postcards, and a unique coupon code that saves $5 off registration. Use your network to distribute your code and receive free benefits for every 10, 25, 50 times your code is used for registration. For example, a free Diva Dash entry is the first benefit after 10 registrations.

The only place that you cannot post your code is the Diva Dash Facebook page.

Know anyone who is interested?

Want to find out more about the benefits of being a Diva Dash Ambassador?

Email with your name and a few sentences describing yourself. Tell us why you are interested in the Diva Dash and reasons why you would make an awesome Diva Dash Ambassador.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Diva Dash- A unique perspective

Let’s talk a little bit about the Diva Dash…

I’m going to give you a little peak behind the curtain.
I work off and on with the Adventure Fit Crew. I arrive in a particular city a couple of days before the event and get to participate in the set up of the course and perform a lot behind the scenes. If you’ve ever seen me it’s usually tearing off on a bicycle to a particular spot to check on the race course or to support the staff and volunteers. Our job is to provide a safe and rewarding experience for all who participate.

When I hear people talk about the Diva Dash, they try to compare it to other similar races. Oh, it's similiar to this race or that race. That it’s just another obstacle run. I feel that it is more than a physical exercise of speed and strength. What I see at races cannot be compared to your typical 5K or adventure run.

There’s a lot of cheering, smiles and energy around the start line. I see women, stopping short of the finish line to cheer others to the finish. I see groups of friends who used the Diva Dash as an opportunity to train together, to improve their fitness, and bond with others through the shared experience of an obstacle run. There’s always a crowd around the cargo net cheering the women climbing up and over the last obstacle. After the race groups are taking pictures, playing tug-o-war, and grabbing snacks or other giveaways provided by our sponsors. It’s not just about the run. It seems to be a gathering. People hang out with friends and enjoy the day and the sense of accomplishment.

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I look forward to seeing you all there and if you want more info about the Shape Diva Dash, just go here: