The official Atlanta temperature (measured at the airport) has reached or exceeded triple digits for the third day in a row. As of this 3PM post, it's 100 at the airport and 99 in Decatur (per the Weather Channel).We will remember this as "The Heat Wave of 2007."
Dumpster Dashes are normally run between 5 and 7PM. By then, the temp will drop 2-3 degrees.
Cutting some slack on both degrees temperature and race time Dumpster Dave will award $100 to any adult (21 and over) runner who runs the Dumpster Dash in under 28 seconds* while the temperature is at 95 degrees or higher between 5PM and 7PM.
Naturally, the usual rule that two alcoholic beverages must be consumed AT THE CP within an hour of the start of the race, applies.
The Dumpster Dash record is 27 seconds and change, and a runner just months away from collecting social security was clocked at just over 34 seconds; so we know it can be done by people who are not olympic runners by a long shot, and the heat should not be a big factor in such a short dash (or so a know-it-all who looks like he works in an AC'd cubicle all day told us earlier this week at the bar).
Actually, running even 200 yards under time pressure under these conditions is extremely hazardous to your heatlth, and may lead to serious injury or death, no matter how young, healthy, and in-shape you are (or think you are). You will be running at your own risk, and neither Dumpster Dash nor the Corner Pub assumes any responsibility for what befalls anyone who tries this jackass move. Isn't your life and/or health worth more than $100 and bragging rights? 911 will be called, if necessary, and that's it. If you're smart, you'll pass on this offer, but you're an adult, and the decision is up to you.
Payment will be on the first of the month following successful condition fulfillment.
The temperature must be read on the official Dumpster Dash thermometer (located on a north window at the Corner Pub) within 5 minutes of the start of the run, and the run must be clocked by the official Dumpster Dash stopwatch (hanging on the tip bell in the bar), with either Dumpster Dave, Landscaper Luke, Robert H. Elrod, or the CP owner Joshua Elrod observing, beginning NOT BEFORE 5PM.
As usual, if at least two race, the winner wins $10 "Dash Cash" provided by the Corner Pub, whether he wins the $100 or not.
*Note when the prize was doubled, two seconds were shaved off the specified time. A larger prize deserves a tighter goal.