The Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru visits Hartford at Riverside Park. Two courses, 20+ obstacles, one true challenge. Athletes will experience an action packed day with family and friends while giving back to military heroes. Even the littlest enthusiasts can partake in the fun with Adventure Kids presented by Paul Mitchell, a one-mile mud run or a shorter adventure dash, all ending in the massive mud pit to crawl to victory. In addition to the off-road adventure, the series has raised over $100,000 for Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends personalized care packages to military personnel deployed overseas.