Now, "Dumpster Dave," one of the co-founders of the race (and always in search of excellence, pushing the envelope); is offering a $100 prize to the first person who can run the Dumpster Dash in 26 seconds, regardless of temperature. If you're game, show up at the Corner Pub in East Decatur Station between Commerce and the MARTA crosswalk between 5 and 7PM on Tuesday or Thursday (when the official Dumpster Dash staff and video crew is on duty). The entry fee is $25, non-refundable.
First string high school and college track team runners, professional athletes, and Olympians are not eligible for the $100 award, but may run to break the record. Drug tests may be requested.
Naturally, the traditional requirement that you drink two alcoholic beverages within 1 hour prior to run time at the Corner Pub is in effect. The usual officials must be present and two stopwatches must be used, with the average counting as the official time.
Should you win, the award money will be awarded at a formal ceremony scheduled for 11/1/2007.
As usual, the Corner Pub will award $10 Dash Cash (spendable for food or drink) to anyone who beats one or more people in an official and serious Dumpster Dash race run in under 50 seconds. Some of the most interesting races have been between up to seven racers over a wide range of ages.