Alberta Cancer Foundation

Down & Dirty obstacle course gets participants muddy for a cause


There will be mud. A lot of mud.

On August 17, 2014, brave fundraisers will suffer through mucky ground in their bid to raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The Down & Dirty obstacle course is a five-kilometre race set up around the Sunridge Ski Hill in Edmonton. The course is a challenging route, up and over hills, and includes problem solving and good luck as much as physical prowess. It’s also super muddy, and includes running, dragging and crawling through the dirt.

Race founder Dr. Robert Deltombe started fundraising for cancer research after his grandmother died from brain cancer in 2003. His first year of the Down & Dirty race was so successful that they’re doing it again this year. The race includes male and female branches. The money raised through the fundraiser goes towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Cross Cancer Institute. At the end, some donated shoes are cleaned and donated to the Hope Mission.