Laurinburg, N.C. (PRWEB) March 21, 2012
The Dirty Hog adventure race aims to test contestants’ primal grit, while measuring something much more sophisticated: their celebrity potential. Organizers of the event – which is scheduled to take place May 5, 2012 – recently announced plans to turn the 12-mile slop fest into a reality TV Webisode.
Specifically, production crews will focus on the trials and tribulations that come with extreme obstacle competitions. Dirty Hog organizers will select one team – the largest in terms of members – to showcase in the 30-minute show. With the event still accepting team registrations, officials look to announce the featured team in April.
Aside from appearing in the pilot Webisode, the newly-discovered stars will be part of a widespread media campaign to promote the documentary-style production. With the event already drawing interest from national print and broadcast outlets, Dirty Hog organizers anticipate a warm reception to the Webisode.
“This is a chance to really showcase the passion of those competing in extreme obstacle courses – a fairly new genre in sports,” said The Dirty Hog Founder James Bonanno. “If anything, it will give a handful of people the chance to see what it’s like to be a celebrity – if only for a day.”
The Dirty Hog offers a 9 to 12 mile obstacle course for die-hard adventurers, or a lighter 5-mile trek. The event hosts a “Piglet Run,” designed for children, as well as a spectator package for those looking to just watch. Following the obstacle challenge, the event grounds will convert to an overnight camp-out.
Registration for The Dirty Hog costs $102 per person for the 9 to 12 mile challenge, $65 per person for the 5-mile challenge. Military, police and fire personnel receive a $10 discount. Fee includes event participation, a Dirty Hog T-Shirt and “Hog Tag,” free beer at the finish line, lunch and free hug from a “Hog Girl.” Participants may register as an individual or team. Spectator tickets are available for $15 in advance and include one beverage ticket.
Proceeds from the event will support Operation Homefront, a 501(c)(3) organization developed to support the families of deployed service members.
To register or secure training tips for The Dirty Hog, visit dirtyhog.com.