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.
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.