A popular Treasure Valley mud run that's become a summer tradition for many runners has been pushed back to October, KBOI-TV, Channel 2, reported Wednesday.
Dirty Dash organizers said that Ada County officials told them the race needed to be postponed until the fall due to potential fire danger, Channel 2 reported.
"We are seeing conditions as if it were the 1st of July and with the burn probability at 90 percent, the potential for a fire is just too high," an assistant fire marshal told Dirty Dash officials. "A car backfire or a cigarette could set everything ablaze."
"Unfortunately the fire danger is out of our control and our permit to hold the event hinges on Fire Marshal approval," a statement from organizers says, adding that no refunds will be issued since the postponement was out of the organizers' hands.
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The scheduled date for the event will now be held Oct. 8 near Avimore off Highway 55, Channel 2 reports. It's previously been held in August at Bogus Basin.