Posted: Sep 15, 2012 8:08 PM by Bernie Riggs - KPAX News
Updated: Sep 17, 2012 9:17 AM
MISSOULA - Despite the smoky day, people gathered in Equestrian Park to get a little dirty.
Around 3,500 people showed up for the Missoula Dirty Dash, which organizers say is one of the best turn outs they've had for a first year race.
The course spanned three and half miles, with 11 obstacles and 6 different mudpits.
Dirty Dashes take place in 11 different cities in the west, including two in Montana - Missoula and Billings. Proceeds from the event go to the CASA foundation, which provides counselors to help foster children.
Click here to see more photos from the Dash on Facebook.