Warrior Dash obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more
Warrior Dash is the world’s largest running series and is held on challenging and rugged terrains across the world. Participants bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this fierce 5K. From couch potatoes to novice runners to extreme athletes, Warrior Dash truly is an event for all athletic abilities.
The inspiration behind Warrior Dash was to create the most bad-ass day possible. It is a day where participants can challenge themselves, be active and get muddy. Participants tackle the course and then celebrate their accomplishments with beer, food and live music.
Warrior Dash is an alternative to the classic 5K and provides an incomparable experience for participants and spectators. The unique combination of athleticism, live music, turkey legs and beer keeps Warriors coming back for more.
Warrior Dash is partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude Warriors program encourages Warrior Dash racers to fundraise for St. Jude. With the help of 2012 participants Warrior Dash has raised over 2 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Red Frog Events prides itself on creating the Active Entertainment Industry, which is a combination of fitness, entertainment and event management. As a leader in the industry, we strive to make each Warrior Dash more unique and challenging than the last. Innovation is continuously brewing back at Red Frog Events office where the whole team is dreaming up new obstacles and twists for Warrior Dash. In the end, we are in the business of having fun!
Upcoming Warrior Dash EventsClick an event name to view the event details. Scroll past this, or click here to see the review section
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March 04, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreTexas Warrior Dash 2017
Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch, Cedar Creek, TX, United States
April 08, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreSoCal California Warrior Dash 2017
Prado Regional Park, Chino, CA, United States
April 15, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreGeorgia Warrior Dash 2017
Buckeye Plantation, Covington, GA, United States
April 22, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreTennessee Warrior Dash 2017
Milky Way Farm, Pulaski, TN, United States
April 29, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreKansas City Missouri Warrior Dash 2017
Big River Ranch, Lexington, MO, United States
May 06, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreOklahoma Warrior Dash 2017
Moore’s Flying M Ranch, Inola, OK, United States
May 13, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreWisconsin Warrior Dash 2017
Milford Hills Hunt Club, Johnson Creek, WI, United States
May 20, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreNew York Warrior Dash 2017
Camp Warwick, Warwick, NY, United States
May 27, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreOntario Canada Warrior Dash 2017
TBA 115 minute drive from Toronto, Toronto, Canada
June 03, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreNorth Carolina Warrior Dash 2017
Rural Hills, Huntersville, NC, United States
July 08, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreMinnesota Warrior Dash 2017
Caribou Gun Club, Le Sueur, MN, United States
July 15, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreNebraska Warrior Dash 2017
H F Grain Tekamah, Tekamah, NE, United States
July 22, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreOhio Warrior Dash 2017
Clay’s Park Resort, N. Lawrence, OH, United States
July 23, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreOhio Warrior Dash 2017
Clay’s Park Resort, N. Lawrence, OH, United States
July 29, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreMichigan Warrior Dash 2017
E.A. Cummings Center, Mt. Morris, MI, United States
August 05, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreMaryland Warrior Dash 2017
Budds Creek Moto Cross Track, Mechanicsville, MD, United States
August 12, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreIllinois Warrior Dash 2017
TBA Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
August 19, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreNew England Warrior Dash 2017
Thompson International Speedway, Thompson, CT, United States
August 26, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MorePennsylvania Warrior Dash 2017
Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA, United States
September 09, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreIndiana Warrior Dash 2017
Tom’s Marine, Crawfordsville, IN, United States
September 16, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreColorado Warrior Dash 2017
Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur, CO, United States
September 23, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreWashington Warrior Dash 2017
Kelley Farm, Bonney Lake, WA, United States
October 07, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreOregon Warrior Dash 2017
Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR, United States
October 21, 2017Save $5 on your Warrior Dash with code 5MRGWD2 Learn MoreLouisiana Warrior Dash 2017
West Feliciania Parish Sports Park, St. Francisville, LA, United States
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Warrior Dash Reviews
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PA Warrior Dash 2016
I'd only done one mud run before, but I have to say this was an awesome experience. First, parking was fast and efficient. Check in was smooth, with only a short wait. The race and obstacles were challenging enough, well spread out, and a minimum, or no, back up. The only, minor, disappointment was the showering set up. But hey, a good time for chatting with folks. Same for the food/beer lines, a bit of a wait, but not insurmountable. Looking forward to next year!
“A mediocre adventure of waiting…”
Pretty much the venue parking is in a dirt field. The volunteers did good at directing the flow.
The festival ground is standard for these mud events. There are various tents for food, medical, and a warmup area with monkey bars. There is a large stage that random bands played at or a rock mix blasted over the large speakers. The swag sold is ok priced but not very creative in design. Nothing really enticed me that I really wanted. The only spectator viewable obstacle that can been seen from the festival grounds is the final mud crawl. The biggest problem I had was the line for the race bibs. I was an hour and a half early to the venue and waited 2 hours to get my bib (t shirt and Viking hat given here as well)! I got sun burnt just waiting in line and missed my heat time. The beer tent was Coors Light, no thanks.
Bag Check – n/a :
No idea, didn’t use it. From what I saw though the line was stupidly long.
Starting line- B:
The hype man was good and very motivating for the runners. Each speech was different than the last and sounded special
Course Layout – D:
The course was very bland. It was very little on the haggard trail or mud aspect. The trail was lead mainly through open grass fields and most the trail path was not technical at all. Really the woods trail was a normally designed nicely kept forest walking trail. The obstacles where very tightly spaced between each other; usually ¼ mile or sometimes less of distance. The semi plus side is that since your will be mainly running through an open field, its relatively easy to run around people who have stopped.
Obstacles - F:
Every obstacle had a wait time of at least 10-15minutes. There are so many people that either stalled in the middle of effort either from fatigue or stopping to pose for a picture from their friends. The difficulty also isn’t really anything special for veteran racers; mainly climb a simple wall or wall with rope and go down the other side. There is also only 1 mud obstacles and its at the finish line. So no complex mud or water tranches and no crawling under barbwire (Except the final mud crawl, the rest of the race you crawl under a mesh netting).
Water Stations- D:
3 water station on the route that are always a waiting line as well.
Finish Line- F:
The longest wait of them all. I waited at least 25 minutes just to start the final crawl. The mud area is not wide enough to support the slow bottleneck of racers. Its also an area where everyone including the venue officials are taking photos. So yet again people are stopping to pose. When finishing, the officials are also unhelpful aside from giving you a medal. I could not see because a racer kicked mud in my eyes and I had no way to get it out since I’m covered in thick taffy style mud. The officials couldn’t offer anything to help (no shirt, paper towel, nothing?? Really? I’m blind!!) A random woman finally helped me (not a race official) after seeing me run into a fence…
The way they see fit to spray down racers is to have a tanker truck and have someone randomly spray 2-3 people at a time. So after about 10 minutes of spraying, the truck driver has to leave the venue, refill water at another location, and come back around 10 minutes later! Wish this was a joke. Stood in line for about an hour to get a little less muddy.
This race is made for people who are not very athletic and are looking for something a little different as a group for a physical adventure. The obstacles are not too hard and the travel distance is around the effort of a couch to 5k goal to set. The whole vibe of the venue and even the racers is that of an outdoor party rather than a competition. I had a racer yell at me, “no point in running, your not going to win!”, which really sums up a lot. In reference, I did 2 Spartan Races (Beast and Sprint) and was disappointed when attempting this race. In reverse perspective, Warrior Dash in terms of competition thrill, it is a stepping stone for harder races. Regardless of who the race is to appeal to, the major issues with staff and venue design is ridiculous. I have never seen such sloppy event decisions like what WD decided on.
Our family participated in the 5km Foam Fest in Red Deer for the first time last year and had so much fun together. Big smiles and so much laughter. Would highly recommend this well organized event as a family activity to do together!
So Much Fun
My husband and I had so much fun. It is well organized and the obstacles were about the right level. I had trained by swimming laps, running up sledding hills repeatedly, and working on the number of pull ups I could do. I think my training was very helpful. There were people that passed me and there were people that I passed up. Looking forward to doing another one!
Warrior Dash Carolina 2016
I gave 4 stars because I did have a great time. The swag was pretty awesome. That said the obstacles need help. The mud mounds had no mud. The first 1 1/2 mile had nothing that I'd call an obstacle. The fishermans catch (ring grab) might have been difficult for anyone under 4 ft tall but the rest of us you'd bang you head on the rings as you went through while walking on the net. They need more obstacles. The mud at the end was great with a perfect viscosity which made for great after pics. I would do this again even if they don't improve the obstacles. It's for a good cause and the venue is great the staff were very helpful and friendly. again the swag is great bring the whole family..
I had a great time at this race. I ran in the competitive wave and enjoyed the whole experience. The obstacles are doable by almost everyone, so it just comes down to being the fastest. I wish that it was chip timed, but it's not, so the start was crowded and you have to fight for your spot. The only other thing I didn't like was that women and men take off together, it would have been nice if they had let the men take off and then the women maybe 10-15 minutes later so we weren't having to fight for a spot with the guys.
Great for beginners
The race was fun and the obstacles were appropriate for beginners and journeymen alike. Not good if you are looking for something competitive as runners are clumped up and there's no timing chip. However, great if you want to do something fun and healthy with your friends.
A great OCR, especially for new-comers
The Warrior Dash in Pulaski, TN was my first real OCR/mud run, and after that, I was hooked! Since that first one, I have already completed three additional OCRs, and I am registered for my first Tough Mudder next month. And I am looking at completing the Spartan Trifecta in 2016 as well.
All that being said, I have the Warrior Dash to thank for all my OCR obsessions now. Although it isn't the most difficult OCR out there, Warrior Dash is really big fun! It can be challenging and entertaining for new-comers, as well as seasoned veterans. My wife and I are doing the Warrior Dash in Georgia this weekend. It will be her first WD, but I know it won't be her last!
Plus the medal that you get upon completion of the WD is awesome!
I highly recommend checking out a Warrior Dash near you!
not a bad race
its an interesting event the video promotes its a 5k Obstacle race - but when you read the text its mainly about running and had around 12 obstacles in 2016, far less than 2015
don't get me wrong I love the race MORE SO The medal but they should be clear as to what they are offering in AZ, I heard so many complain half way in the 930 wave saying - where are the obstacles? - this became a common comment
in addition, with all the land available why restrict spectators view they could see so much more but they only get a piece of the slide and mud pit and not much else
I have done this race every year and love it just think the guys could step it up a gear in AZ, even first timers complained before anyone says I am not the first time runner and yes I do around 30 races a year BUT still would be great of the RDs understood what they should be offering
Overall, still LOVE WARRIOR DASH anyways :-)
Warrior Dash: Fun in the Arizona Sun
Warrior Dash in Glendale, Arizona represents my second OCR. Yup, number two.
And it was so much fun.
Now in viewing all the comments for Warrior Dash I sense a clear disconnect between the hardcore racers and the crazy fun runners. For me Warrior Dash is a bit of both.
First the AZ layout was great. The first third of the event runs you through the stadium. Down the steps across the warning track across the warning track and out. I found it a little tricky due to steps and those weird stadium steps no less and hard surface concrete when I am used to trail. But the variance of surface made a nice challenge.
On the back field you come up on the first water station and the first obstacle. Angle wall, under a wall, over a short wall, under, over, crawl...Not to bad.
And more running.
A couple more climbing over obstacles including the cargo net tunnel which sucked due to my height and size. It killed me.
More climbing up and over then the tunnels. The rocks in the tunnels weren't much fun but all part of it.
Then the good stuff.
First up on the wet side was a hybrid ring cross balance beam with streams of water. Not a challenge due to my height.
A balance beam across water with a full spray of water in the face. Slip and fall. Bummer. Only blown obstacle.
Next came the mud humps and the chance to meet your colleagues waist deep in muck. Help and be helped. Awesome.
Fire jump. (Do all OCRs have these?)
And Goliath. Climb the backside under a steady water stream then slide into a pool of goopy water. Like a kid again.
Last was the slog...Crawling through thick mud for the final full effect of being absolutely filthy. You can face off the mud but not my smile.
In the end it may not be a Spartan or Rugged or Battlefrog but I don't think that is the point. With 5000 announced runners I think it was just a chance to get a little run on, a little mud on, and a few fun memories.
I will be back.