Dirty Badger set to hit the trails Saturday

Runners are preparing to lace up for the sixth annual Dirty Badger trail race on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Held at Brock University, the event includes five- or 10-kilometre routes and draws more than 70 runners from across Niagara each year.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a start time of 10:30 a.m.

The race is open to anyone 16 years of age and older.

A post-race barbecue at Isaac’s is included for all racers and volunteers, and will also feature live music and prizes courtesy of North Face Outlet at the Niagara Outlet Collection.

There will also be free samples of craft beer for participants who are 19-plus, courtesy of Cameron’s Brewing of Oakville.

Registration for the race is available online at brocku.ca/recreation/dirtybadger. The cost is $25 per runner

Race organizers are also looking for volunteers to work at water stations and help at the registration table. Anyone interested can contact race founder and Zone Manager Eric Walter at ewalter@brocku.ca.

Volunteers receive lunch and giveaways and will be entered into a draw for a North Face prize pack.

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