Location: Lakeshore Park, Novi, MI
Time of Year: June
Distance options: 5k, 10k
Year(s) completed: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (10k)
Flirt With Dirt is a really fun trail race in a place that I wasn’t expecting to have such a nature-y area. The course is fun–tight, windy trails, lots of hairpins, a bunch of smaller hills, with roots and rocks galore. It’s definitely challenging, but a total blast.
The atmosphere is great. The thing to note is to sign up early since this race has a cap due to the park’s smaller size.
The not-so-greats were that parking is a zoo, so arrive early. Also, minimal bathroom/portopotty access so arrive with time to wait in line. Lastly, the people with water on the course only actually HANDED it to me one out of 2 stops, so I missed the one where they thought I would grab a cup off a table myself while I’m trying to race!