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Pasadena California The Gladiator Rock ‘n Run Rose Bowl 2016

August 27, 2016

Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Dr , Pasadena, CA, United States

Use discount code MRG2016 for 15% off your registration


August 27, 2016

Add to Calendar 08/27/2016 09:00 AM 08/27/2016 11:00 AM Pasadena California The Gladiator Rock ‘n Run Rose Bowl 2016 Gladiator Rock n Run
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Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr , Pasadena, CA, United States Gladiator Rock n Run [email protected] use-title true MM/DD/YYYY

Start Time:

7:30am & 8am - Super Gladiator
9:00am - 12:30pm - Gladiator Waves are capped at 400 runners, every 30 minutes.. We recommend you arrive at least an hour before your wave time begins.
Each wave consists of both men and women from every age group. You may register for any available wave regardless of your age.


Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA, United States - View Map


5k, 5 mile options


Gladiator Rock n Run

24 Past Events, 1 other upcoming races


Average rating: 4 / 5 from 5 reviews.

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Use discount code MRG2016 for 15% off your registration


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Gladiator CostSuper Gladiator CostUntil
$45$55First 100 Tickets Sold
$TBA$TBARace Day Registration (if available)

All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What You Get:

  • Free beer
  • Live Music
  • Rock'n Rumble Pit.
  • A 'Gladiator Tough' Finishers Medal
  • A 'Limited Edition' Gladiator Rock'n Run T-shirt
  • Sweet prizes for top finishers.
  • Bad-ass post race party.
  • The most insane day of your life.
  • Free professional photos
  • A memory that will echo into eternity.


Course Description:

With 5 Super Bowls, 100 Rose Bowls and 1000's of other colossal events, the world's best athletes have charged through the players tunnel as 100,000 cheering fans slammed to their feet.
But on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 -- YOU are the athlete. YOU will rumble down the players tunnel into the legendary stadium. YOU will have the chance to follow in the epic badassery that came before you.
Will you join the battle-hardened warriors of the past by conquering obstacles like Quads of the Gods, Polar Bear Plunge and the Beast?  Or will you be left crying in mud, sucking your thumb, asking for your momma?
To find out, grab all your friends, sign up now and join us in an epic rivalry that dates back to ancient Gladiators, a battle relived every year by Trojans and Bruins alike. Sierra Nevada beer, food, rock'n roll and Gladiator Glory await!

Gladiator - 3.2 miles, 17 obstacles
This is perfect for athletes of all levels, from first time raers to seasoned vets. 3 miles over diverse terrain and packed with awesome Gladitor obstacles. It is a challenge, but believe in yourself and what you are capable of. You got this.
Super Gladiator - 5 miles, 25 obstacles
Super Gladiator is a great choice for experienced Gladiators and newcombers who want to put themselves to the test. It's a proving ground for your stamina, tenacity, and grit with 25 obstacles over tougher and more rugged terrain

Gladiator Rock’n Run™ is the most insane one day event on the plan brought to you by Dan Clark aka Nitro of the Original American Gladiators. It challenges all participants to conquer extreme obstacles and harsh terrain and to celebrate their conquest with a bad ass post race party filled with music, beer and food.

An obstacle list you might encounter on the course includes:

  • The Pit – Take a plunge into the mysterious depths of this pool of mud.
  • Mud Madness – Slither along on your belly through a trough of mud.
  • Polar Bear Plunge – Blast through a waist-deep icy pool of water.
  • Wall of Fame – Conquer the 8ft. Wall of Fame or face the 4ft Wall of Shame.
  • Terrible Tires – You’ll burn more than rubber going over this knee-high hell
  • Cargo Congo Climb – Scramble up and over massive cargo nets
  • Twinkle Toes – Balance your stuff or fall into the drink and swim to shore.
  • Gladiator BBQ – Fire – Race through fiery flames.
  • Gladiator Bars – Glide across the 30 foot expanse of twisted steel and sex appeal.
  • Trenches of Torment – Crawl through the pitch black under ground trenches.
  • The Beast – Release your inner beast to scale this monster
  • Ring my Bell – Climb up the 14ft hanging rope. Ring the bell and you are dope.
  • Skid Marks – Plummet down a tarp into a muddy bog. (Mud will go places you’ve never dreamed of).
  • Spider Web – Walk, crawl, slither uphill under the widow’s web.
  • Tube Steak – Grovel through the mud and stank to freedom.
  • Swamp Stomp – Scamper across water and rocks
  • Yipee Ki-Yah – Holla like Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” as you swing on a rope across the water.


Awards will be given for best times and best costumes. Top 3 overall male and female Gladiators in each age group will receive a medal. You must be present to receive medals, they will not be mailed. Age groups are


Spectators are free, course designed to be spectator-friendly.
Bring one! Bring ten! Bring a hundred! The course was specifically designed to be spectator friendly. We clustered a host of our most hard-hitting, gut busting, mud slogging obstacles together so your family and friends can witness first hand your thrills of victory and spills of defeat.


$15 per car, cash only

Post Party:

Bad ass party will start immediately after the first participants finish the race and continue all day long!
Free beer, limit 1 (must be 21 or older and have a valid ID).*
Three bands


Dan Clark aka 'Nitro' from the American Gladiators brings you the most insane one day event on the planet - The Gladiator Rock'n Run™.

The course challenges all participants to conquer extreme obstacles and harsh terrain, then to celebrate their conquests with a bad-ass post race party filled with music, beer and food.
Water obstacles won’t be more than waist-high. If there’s an obstacle that’s too much for you, go around. No shame there. Personal safety is the most important thing. But if you’re skipping an obstacle to improve your time – we’re going to give you a Gladiator smack-down with a pugil stick.
The minimum age to race is 14.
Bag check is $5

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is our charity partner. You want to get involved? You want help out? Be 'Gladiator Tough' and click here and join us in supporting families affected by Autism.
Dress in gear that you won’t mind getting filthy. We recommend athletic footwear and bringing a change of clothes and a washable bag to hold your soiled gear. There will be a costume contest immediately after the event where all entries will get a chance to show off their ingenuity and genius on stage.

Showers will be available. We can’t promise hot water. If you can’t handle it. Stay dirty. There will be a complementary bag check near the packet pick up table.

Sorry no pets on the course. Any type of wheeled device including but not limited to: baby joggers, baby strollers, wheelchairs, in-line skates, roller skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards are strictly prohibited.


Rockers that rumble together - stay together. Create a team during registration process. Then invite all of your friends to join the action-packed, gut-busting, mud-slogging insanity. Together you can share the thrills of victory and spills of defeat. At the end of the day you'll know which friends are truly ""Gladiator Tough.""
Teams can be from an army of one to hundreds. They can consist of both Gladiators and Goddesses of all ages as long as they are ""Gladiator Tough"" and ready to have the time of their lives.
Award ceremony will take place one hour after last wave.

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