According to the races' website, "Participants in one of the Dances with Dirt races should expect to be scratched, muddied, and bruised by the beauty of this unpolished gem." The series of races take place throughout the country: Green Swamp, Florida in winter, Gnaw Bone, Indiana in spring, Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin in summer and the aptly named Hell, Michigan in fall. All of the races include "sections of insane terrain…. running down or up rivers, butt slide hills, mud holes, and off trail bushwhacks. But mostly great trail running," says Randy Step, who calls himself the Head Goat of Dances with Dirt.