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About the Event

The Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race presented by Subaru is an obstacle-climbing, trail-blasting series unlike any other. Each event has two course options (3 mile or a 6 mile), more than 20 challenging obstacles, a rockin’ expo, and an awesome kids’ race for ages 4-13. Athletes will experience an action-packed day with family and friends while giving back to our military heroes. With the help from thousands of athletes across the nation, we have raised over 200,000 for Operation Gratitude, a Los Angeles based charity that sends care packages to deployed U.S. Military.

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About MESP

Since 1986, MESP, Inc. has been a leader in lifestyle sports marketing. As a full service marketing and production company, MESP, Inc. has consistently delivered top quality events to athletes across the country. MESP, Inc. has produced events such as the Nautica Malibu and South Beach Triathlons, the Day at the Beach Triathlon, the Conquer the Canyons Westlake Village Stage Race, the Hi-Tec Adventure Racing Series and the FogDog 24-Hour Adventure.

Quality productions and unprecedented customer service have made MESP, Inc. a leader in lifestyle sports marketing. We build strong, lasting relationships with our athletes and clients.  Over the past 27 years, MESP, Inc. has served corporations such as Amgen Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., Audi of America Inc., Balance Bar Food Company, Clif Bar & Company, Dole Food Company Inc., Ford Motor Company, Herbalife International of America Inc., Hi-Tec Sports, John Paul Mitchell Systems, K-Swiss Inc., Men’s Health Magazine, Nautica, PepsiCo, PowerBar, Toyota Motor Sales, The Walt Disney Corporation and many more. We are consistently opening new marketing doors to our sponsors and will continue to work with the top brands in the country.

Moving into the future, MESP, Inc. plans to launch innovative lifestyle sporting events, events that will change peoples’ lives. As athletes ourselves, we share our athletes’ passion to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

MESP Mission Statement

The purpose of MESP is to create safe, prestigious and entertaining outdoor athletic events, thus providing an extraordinary experience for all involved. MESP will strive to produce events with a festive atmosphere that makes a difference in people’s lives. By maintaining this mission, the event management team continually maximizes the enjoyment of the athlete, the exposure of sponsors and the well being of the community.