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Killington Resort invites women to get dirty for a good cause

Dirty Girl Mud Run partners with Komen New England, an affiliate of Susan G. Komen® 

Saturday, July 8—KILLINGTON—On July 8, Killington Resort invites women to participate in one of the world’s largest women-only mud runs to raise awareness for breast cancer. Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funds more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease, and its local affiliate, Komen New England, is the official beneficiary of the 2017 Dirty Girl Mud Run at Killington.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Dirty Girl Mud Run to help raise critical funds to support our neighbors who are fighting breast cancer,” says Lori van Dam, CEO of Susan G. Komen New England. “Through Komen New England’s partnership with Dirty Girl Mud Run, we can share our mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and invest in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer with hundreds of thousands of women who participate in these events.”

A portion of registration fees go to Komen New England, and all female participants will have the opportunity to organize a team, fundraise, dress up, win prizes and of course make memories. “We are excited to have Komen New England as a partner this year, and we are going to switch up the race flow with a new course design that hits new zones of the mountain,” says Jeff Alexander, events and sponsorships manager for Killington Resort. “It will be quite dirty!”

The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a 5K muddy obstacle course It’s a female-focused event designed to encourage women to get together, get a little muddy and support a worthy cause. Participants are encouraged to make it a girls’ weekend or family trip with discounts available over the weekend.

More details including registration and lodging deals are available online at, or visit

Photo by Chandler Burgess

Girl power! The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a fun 5K encouraging women to have fun, be strong, and get dirty. This year, the event is a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

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